Working Group E

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Working Group E

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Agile software and system development is no longer a new topic for the Government sector. Current software development standards and guidance do not enable successful Agile adoption for Government programs. Ground software systems are usually large in scale and high in complexity so there is a need to balance between agility and discipline. The challenge for these systems is to smartly apply Agile concepts, not only to software system development, but throughout the whole ground system acquisition life-cycle. What can we do differently to enable smarter, Agile-informed acquisition strategies? This working group provides an opportunity for agile practitioners to share their experiences and learn from others on several topics regarding challenges in agile acquisition, such as:

  • Face-to-Face collaboration remotely
    • Tools, techniques, lessons learned
  • Continuous delivery through smarter software factory
    • DevSecOps, tools and infrastructure
    • Continuous Authority to Operate (ATO)
  • Digital acquisition
    • Contracting, V&V, quality assurance
    • Agile policy, guidance, standards
  • Incorporating Digital Engineering concepts into Agile programs
    • Model-Based System Engineering
    • Digital Threads, Digital Twins
Leads Supannika Mobasser and Jodene Sasine, The Aerospace Corporation


Dr. Supannika K. Mobasser is an Associate Director in the Software Systems and Acquisition Department at The Aerospace Corporation. Dr. Mobasser’s research interest areas are; Agile and Lean Software Development, Expediting Systems Engineering, Software Process Improvement, Software Process Quality Assurance, and Software Metrics and Measurement. She is a certified Scrum Master, a certified Scrum Product Owner, SAFe Agilist, SAFe DevOps Practitioner, SAFe Government Practitioner, and SAFe Product Owner. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California in 2010. Together with Dr. Barry Boehm, Dr.Jo Ann Lane, and Dr. Rich Turner, she published a book entitled “The Incremental Commitment Spiral Model: Principles and Practices for Successful Systems and Software”.

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 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, SAFe  Government Practitioner, PMI-certified Project Management Professional, and has been a practitioner of Agile methodologies since 2002. Her experience spans a variety of domains including aerospace systems, customer relationship management systems, connected vehicle technologies, product data management systems, enterprise data warehousing, and operations & demand planning systems. Jodene has a B.S. in Computer Science and an M.S. in Computer Science.


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Sue Mobasser and Jodene Sasine, The Aerospace Corporation
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