Working Group C
Agile Anti-Patterns with Government Programs and Contracts
|Wednesday – February 28, 2024
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM PT
|The purpose of the workshop is to create a forum where workshop participants can share their experiences and raise their questions about anti-pattern behavior in Agile programs, and workshop subject matter experts (SMEs) can facilitate a discussion to identify best practices in dealing with anti-pattern behavior. An “anti-pattern” behavior is a process or technique that someone uses because they think the technique or process is correct – but is not and creates a hindrance to accomplishing their goal.
Proposed Format: The workshop will use a variety of techniques to accomplish the objectives laid out in the purpose statement above.
Topics for Discussion: The audience will determine a subset from the assortment of topics below to apply the three techniques identified above for this workshop that may include:
Agile Contracts and Requirements such as:
Agile Cost and Schedule
Agile Architecture, Programmatics, and Quality Control:
Agile Programmatic, Integration:
|Timmie McArthur, Brook Cavell, and Curt Holmer, The Aerospace Corporation
|Timmie McArthur – is a Senior Engineering Specialist in the Ground Communication Division within the Infrastructure Services and Operations Directorate. She has over 35 years of experience supporting the federal government across a spectrum of customers, including 8 years advising the government on agile and scaled agile topics. Ms. McArthur has been a certified Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Agilist since 2016.
Brook Cavell – is a Senior Engineering Specialist in the Systems Engineering Division within the Acquisition Analysis and Planning Subdivision. He has 25 years of experience in engineering supporting industry and federal agencies and over 20 years in Agile experience. He is a Program Management Institute (PMI) Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®), Project Management Professional (PMP®), and certified SAFe Agilist for government. Mr. Cavell started his career as an agile developer practicing extreme programming, then became a program manager for a government software portfolio.
Curt Holmer – is a Senior Project Leader in the Ground Communication Division within the Infrastructure Services and Operations Directorate. He has 30 years of experience in system and software engineering supporting industry and federal agencies. Mr. Holmer is certified in several programming languages, holds PMI certifications for both PMP and ACP, and is a certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC).