2nd Annual Agile in Defense Conference
Author: Dr. David F. Rico
The Association for Enterprise Information (AFEI) held its second major conference on Agile Methods in the U.S. DoD on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. AFEI is a non-profit industry association (part of the National Defense Industrial Association) that collaborates with and recommends technology (IT) best practices to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The purpose of the conference was to continue the process of promoting the use of Agile Methods for the acquisition of IT-intensive systems in the U.S. DoD. This work is the culmination of several AFEI, National Research Council (NRC), and Defense Science Board (DSB) committees, which have been recommending the use of Agile Methods for U.S. DoD IT acquisitions since 2008. As a result of the first AFEI Agile Conference in December 2010, an independent committee called the Agile Defense Adoption Proponents Team (ADAPT) was formed by Stosh Misiaszek of Rally, Suzette Johnson of Northrop Grumman, and Richard Cheng of Excella. The 2012 AFEI Agile DoD Conference was organized by the ADAPT team. (Download Dr. Rico's synopsis here)
Conference web site http://www.afei.org/events/2A01/Pages/default.aspx).