Because the FBI never stops evolving, High Performance Technologies, Inc (HPTi) found themselves struggling to keep up with the changes and maintain their CMMI III certification. Developers were complaining, clients were getting anxious, releases were slipping; but what was the problem? Was it CMMI? Was it the environment? Was it HPTi? Through a disciplined approach to agile development, we found the answers to our questions above. When you’re dealing with a client who is historically challenged with a continuously changing environment, you better be on your toes.
Agile Methodology has been widely accepted in the private sector for a number of years and has caught the attention of government program managers as a process for software development designed to make work more efficient. Chief Technology Officers (CTO) and Chief Architects of the Lockheed Martin programs will provide an overview of the challenges experienced by the program’s leadership when balancing between Agile and traditional methodologies used on Government programs.