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Orlando Chapter Meeting - Using Agile Methods in a DoD Environment: A Systems Engineering Perspective

  • Date:
    Jun 16, 2016 - 05:45 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Address: 3039 Technology Parkway
  • Location: Orlando, FL USA
  • Venue:
    Partnership III, Room 233
Dinner & Networking: 5:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Chapter Business: 6:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Presentation: 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

The meeting is open to all; you do not need to be an INCOSE member to attend. If you are not a member, we invite you to become a member of the Orlando Chapter of INCOSE at

Agile Management and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition are typically not used in the same sentence unless someone is expressing frustration.  For those familiar with DoD acquisition, you already realize it is a very process-oriented endeavor with well-defined gates and little room for deviation from a predefined notion of progress.  The DoD is making efforts to embrace and promote agile methods but, these efforts are still not being felt on a large scale.  This presentation will provide some background on the oil-and-water nature of Agile Methods and DoD acquisition, a sampling of popular agile methods, and ultimately lessons learned for emulsifying those ingredients into a homogeneous mixture of project success.  Even if the overall project cannot be managed using Agile Methods, some of the information in this presentation may help systems engineers to embrace the iterative nature of the ISO/IEC 15288 process to leverage Agile Methods that will increase efficiency, mitigate risk, and contribute to project success.

John M. Allen

John Allen has over 20 years of engineering experience and is currently a Senior Systems Engineer with Zenetex where he provides systems engineering support services to the Naval Air Warfare Center’s Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD). In addition to Systems Engineering, Mr. Allen has also held positions in business development, project management, and information systems security.  Mr. Allen has worked in multiple business sectors that include industrial automation, pharmaceuticals, and currently aerospace & defense with a focus on training systems.  His credentials include Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP), and Certified ScrumMaster. Mr. Allen also has his Private Pilot’s license.

Please RSVP at Eventbrite by Tuesday, June 14 to be registered for our monthly meeting. There is no cost to attend and dinner is provided courtesy of INCOSE Orlando chapter with RSVP.