INCOSE Los Angeles: Suzette Johnson Speaks on IDevOps

El Segundo, CA , USA
200 N Aviation Blvd

Meeting Title: Suzette Johnson Speaks on IDevOps
Presenter Names:  Dr. Suzette Johnson
Date: Tuesday, 12 March 2024
Time: 17:30 - 19:30 PST
Venue: Online via Zoom; In person: The Aerospace Corp. D8/1010, 200 N Aviation Blvd, El Segundo, CA 90245


5:30pm - Networking & Nibbles
5:45pm - President's Introduction
5:50pm - INCOSE IW Highlights
6:00pm - Speaker Presentation
7:15pm - Meeting Close

Dr. Suzette Johnson, NGC Fellow, addresses Industrial DevOps: Principles for Building Better Systems Faster. Dr. Johnson will be speaking online. Innovation and collaboration across all levels of an organization are critical for a company’s growth and survival in today’s fast-paced working environments, where new digital capabilities emerge every day. To improve responsiveness to change, we extend the original concept of Agile/DevOps, used primarily in software environments, into the cyber-physical world which includes the design and development of hardware, firmware, and software. The success patterns applied in this environment are referred to as Industrial DevOps (IDO). The intent of IDO principles is to enable significant cyber-physical systems development to be more responsive and adaptive to changing priorities while reducing lead times. For some of you these principles may already be part of your environment and you will resonate with the potential they offer; for others these principles will be a paradigm shift in how to create teams that leverage everyone’s talents for increased productivity and delivering results in the shortest sustainable lead time.


Dr. Suzette Johnson works for Northrop Grumman Corporation. As an NG Fellow for Lean Agile, she works for Space Systems fostering operational and program excellence to achieve mission and business outcomes. Her experience with Lean Agile began over twenty years ago with experience across IT systems and software and systems engineering for cyber-physical systems. She has led the adoption of Lean Agile across the enterprise and has supported over 100 internal projects and government programs on the Lean Agile journey. She holds several certifications including Scaled Agile Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT), Certified Enterprise Coach, PMP, and PMI-ACP. She received a Doctorate of Management Technology at the University of Maryland with a dissertation focused on investigating the Impact of leadership styles on software project outcomes in traditional and agile environments.

Suzette Johnson, with co-author Robin Yeman, has published multiple papers on Industrial DevSecOps through IT Revolution where they outline how to expand DevOps outside of software into management, systems engineering, hardware, and firmware. In pursuit of continuous improvement within the defense domain she co-leads the NDIA Agile working group, is the NDIA Systems Engineering Division vice-chair, and actively participates in multiple INCOSE events.

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