DevOps practices such as continuous integration and continuous deployment were born in the world of software development. That works with bits and bytes, but how can DevOps work with programs that produce physical systems such as satellites, fighter jets, and high-tech medical equipment? In this presentation, Dr. Steve Mayner, SAFe Fellow and Principal Consultant at Scaled Agile, shares a brief overview of the top ten DevOps practices that can be adapted to produce faster time-to-delivery and higher quality with cyber-physical systems. The practices are a synthesis of the guidance for large solution development from the Scaled Agile Framework, and the white paper on Industrial DevOps from IT Revolution, which Dr. Mayner co-authored.
Dr. Steve Mayner is an executive coach and Lean-Agile evangelist with a passion for cultivating transformational leaders and high performing teams. His 30-year career in business includes roles as Vice President in multiple Fortune 500 companies, as well as Chief Technology Officer for a Health IT startup company. Steve is a thought leader and change agent for Lean-Agile and DevOps adoption within the world’s largest organizations as well as the U.S. federal government. In his current role as a SAFe® Fellow for Scaled Agile, Inc., Steve is using his experience as an innovator, strategist, public speaker, teacher, trusted advisor, and transformational leader to help enterprises in the Global 1000 implement Lean-Agile and DevOps at scale. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree in Strategy and Innovation, as well as Masters’ degrees in Business Administration and Divinity, and a Bachelor’s in Education. He has been a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 1999, and an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) since 2012. He also holds a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) credential from Scrum Alliance. Steve retired in 2003 as a commissioned officer in the reserve component of the U.S. Air Force with just under 21 years of service. He is married with five children and three grandsons. He lives in Southern Maryland in the U.S., and is an avid golfer, runner, cyclist, and backpacker.
Speaker: Dr. Supannika “Sue” K. Mobasser, Associate Director in the Software Systems and Acquisition Department, The Aerospace Corporation | CONTACT
With the adoption of Agile have started to be a viable option as evidenced in several large scale and mission critical programs, the challenges of Agile adoption have started to show up as well. This talk will share observations on Agile adoption anti-patterns or bad practices on agile planning, backlog management, architecture and design, testing, teaming, and project management.
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, and a certified SAFe Agilist. She received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Southern California in 2010. Prior to this, she was a lecturer and a researcher at the University of Southern California's Center for Systems and Software Engineering and a RUP/OpenUp Content Developer at IBM Software Group.
Speaker: David P. Seaver, Senior Technical Advisor Business Intelligence Organization, National Security Agency | CONTACT
The B4 organization at National Security Agency (NSA) prepares all of the Independent Cost Estimates for major NSA Acquisitions. NSA has been developing most of its software utilizing Agile development practices since approximately 2005. Around 2014 the development processes began to transition to a DevOps process. This change has required changes to the estimation workflows and processes that B4 had been utilizing for the estimation of Agile projects. This presentation will first provide a brief discussion of what Agile and DevOps are. Where they are the same and what the differences are. It will then discuss what changes to the estimation workflow and processes have been required to support DevOps estimation. Finally, the implications these changes will have on the once and future COCOMO models: Size inputs, Tools, Activity and Resource models, Testing.
David P. Seaver is a Senior Technical Advisor in the Business Intelligence organization at NSA. In that role, he is the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Software Estimation and Measurement. David has been doing this for 30 years. Prior to NSA he worked at PRICE Systems LLC, Fidelity Investments, ALCATEL, and NASA.