Working Group H

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Working Group H

Agile Innovation for Enterprise Integration


Agile software development and DevSecOps are established practices in the Commercial sector and are now gaining momentum in the Government sector. Software development standards and DevSecOps guidance have been updated to enable successful Agile adoption on Government programs. For large scale, highly complex ground software systems, we need to find a balance between agility and discipline that reduces risk and improves quality across the full system acquisition lifecycle.

A challenge for ground software systems is how to integrate Agile methods with Digital Engineering? With hardware development? How do we integrate cybersecurity with Agile and DevSecOps practices (e.g., Continuous Integration (CI))? How do we identify where value is added, by using Agile methods in place of traditional waterfall methods? For example, we can describe ways of implementing a CI pipeline but what value does it add beyond simply being a β€œnew” approach? What advantages do Agile methods provide?

This working group provides an opportunity for Agile practitioners to share their experiences and learn from others on several topics concerning integration, such as:

  • Digital Engineering and Agile
  • Hardware development with Agile
  • Cybersecurity with Agile and DevSecOps
  • Continuous Integration with Agile / DevSecOps development – what best practices from commercial industries can the Government take advantage of?

The format of the working group will be a combination of presentations, case studies, and interactive panel discussions focusing on different aspects of Agile adoption for enterprise integration on ground systems across acquisition and software system development.

Leads Jodene Sasine and Jason McKenney, The Aerospace Corporation


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 30 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 from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.

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.


Working Group H Outbrief
Jodene Sasine and Jason McKenney, The Aerospace Corporation
Agile Innovation for Enterprise Integration
Jodene Sasine, Jason McKenney, Donald Denham, Michael Roberts, and Eric McCary, The Aerospace Corporation