Covert Agile: Development at the Speed of…Government?
It is the late-80’s and the U.S. Department of Defense is rolling out a new state-of-the-art system for scheduling satellite tracking stations that uses a text-driven display and communication over serial lines. Now 15 years, 3 failed replacements and over 20 million tax payer dollars later a final attempt at replacing the crippled system gets underway…using Agile. This experience report will cover the challenges faced developing a critical application in iterations while satisfying the customers requirement that deliverables be made using the traditional waterfall lifecycle.
The session will be run using everyone’s favorite: PowerPoint! Details of how the project was executed, challenges that were faced, teams were formed and customers were involved will be presented.
- Internal agile development, external waterfall deliverables.
- Selling the customer the benefits not the process.
- How and why chose an Agile process.
- Starting a new process in a new team.