Agile Defense applies from the battlefield to the boardroom:
In 2010 the Defense Acquisitions Act made Agile software development the law of the land for Defense Contractors. But both the DoD and the contractor community are struggling to figure out how to make it work in an ossified system that often requires traditional waterfall reporting.
And, in 2007 Gen. David Petraeus reversed the course of the Iraq war by using small, cross-functional teams to break the back of Al Qaeda in Iraq. He did this by pushing decisions down to the platoon and even to the squad level on the streets of Baghdad.
This online course will show you how Scrum has been used by war-fighters and in the corridors of the Pentagon. You will learn how to handle Agile procurement and contracts in a Defense setting. This course is for both contractors and acquisition professionals.
Join Scrum Inc. CEO, West Point Graduate, and former Fighter Pilot Jeff Sutherland and Scrum Inc.’s JJ Sutherland, who covered the Pentagon and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for more than decade for NPR, for this hour long class on Agile Defense.
- Course Video
- Course Slides
- VIDEO: Former DoD CIO Teri Takai on AGILE Development and Contracting
- Relevant Government and Industry Documents
TITLE: Interim DoD Instruction 5000.02, “Operation of the Defense Acquisition System,” November 25, 2013
SUMMARY: In accordance with Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum, “Defense Acquisition,” November 26, 2013, this instruction reissues and cancels DoDI 5000.02, “Operation of the Defense Acquisition System,” December 8, 2008, with the exception of Enclosure 9.
Sulaiman, Barton, Blackburn – SolutionsIQ and Info Tech – 2013
Glen B. Alleman and Michael Henderson – Submitted to Agile Development, June 25–28, 2003 Salt Lake City, Utah
Stephen Welby, Deputy Ast. Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering – AFEI Agile for Government Summit 11/ 21, 2013
Mary Ann Lapham, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University – CrossTalk—January/February 2012
William Broadus of Defense Acquisition University – Defense AT&L: January-February 2013
Office of the Secretary of Defense Pursuant to Section 804 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010
Hayes, Miller, Lapham, Wrubel, Chick – January 2014 TECHNICAL NOTE – CMU/SEI-2013-TN-029
United States Congress