Tutorial B

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Tutorial B

Agile Approaches for Ground Systems

Fees

$60 USD each

Date

Wednesday – February 22, 2023

Time

8:00 AM – 10:30 AM PT

Overview

An overview of the Agile framework and an introduction to the Scrum development process. Common myths and misconceptions will be covered along with when and when not to this Agile approach. How Agile is different in acquisitions and what can be expected both pre-award and post-award. How other federal government agencies are using Agile?

  • Agile manifesto and principles
  • Agile roles and responsibilities
  • Agile milestones and battle rhythms
  • Agile milestones and project planning
  • Agile requirements and testing
  • Agile for large scale programs
  • Agile lessons learned on ground systems
Instructors Jodene Sasine, Joanne Succari, Jason McKenney, and Nell Finigan, The Aerospace Corporation

Biographies

Jodene Sasine is a Senior Engineering Specialist in the Software Systems and Acquisition Department at The Aerospace Corporation. Her areas of expertise and interest are Agile software methodologies, project and program management, and software development She has over 25 years of experience developing software systems for Aerospace, Automotive, and Consumer Goods industries. Jodene is a Certified Scrum Product Owner, PMI-certified Project Management Professional, and has been a practitioner of Agile methodologies since2002. Her experience spans a variety of domains including customer relationship management systems, connected vehicle technologies, aerospace systems, product data management systems, enterprise data warehousing, and operations and demand planning systems. Jodene has a B.S. in Computer Science and an M.S. in Computer Science, both from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.

Joanne Succari is a Senior Project Leader in the Software Systems and Acquisition Department at The Aerospace Corporation. She has more than 25 years in commercial software development organizations as a developer and Engineering Manager. She has extensive experiences in leveraging Agile development and DevSecOps techniques, including Extreme Programming, Scrum, Kanban, and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). She currently supports programs in Space Systems Command (SSC) that are transitioning to and utilizing Lean-Agile practices, providing Agile coaching, training and Agile tools implementation guidance. Joanne has a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Jason McKenney is an Engineering Specialist in the Software Systems and Acquisition Department at The Aerospace Corporation. He has more than 20 years of experience with software development, integration, and test activities. Most of his career has been spent with commercial firms developing software, designing continuous integration pipelines, and leading small teams. He is a key author of an unpublished report on agile ground software system integration and test. He has a B.S. in Telecommunications from the University of Kentucky, and an MBA from California State University – Dominguez Hills.

Nell Finigan is a Certified SAFe Scrum Master and has participated in Agile teams for the past 4 years. Nell has previously been a scrum master for hardware and software prototyping teams and has experience with writing proposals for Agile programs.

Description of Intended Students and Prerequisites

Geared toward individuals with moderate agile experience.

What can Attendees Expect to Learn

Key principles of Agile approaches. Differences between Agile in the commercial industry and Agile for the Ground system.
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