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Meeting Speaker Rick Dove: Agile Systems & Processes 105: Operational Awareness – Alert to Threats and Opportunities

  • Date:
    Sep 14, 2016 - 04:45 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Address: Applied Technology Associates (ATA), 1300 Britt Street, SE
  • Location: Albuquerque, NM USA
  • Venue:
    Applied Technology Associates (ATA) at 1300 Britt Street, SE, Albuquerque, NM; or Remote at

Abstract: Agility is required in operational environments that are Unpredictable, Uncertain, Risky, Variable, and Evolving (UURVE). Agility is enabled by common architecture and design principles – a static capability. Agility is facilitated by an agility-sustaining ConOps – a dynamic behavior, driven by operational awareness, proactively alert to internal and external threats and opportunities. This is true for systems of all kinds, from agile development and deployment processes, to agile systems and products that are deployed. This webinar will focus on the facilitating behaviors of operational awareness, and the enabling mechanisms for acting upon that awareness, with real examples.

Bio: Rick Dove, INCOSE Fellow, was co-PI on the original work which identified Agility as the next competitive differentiator, in a 3-month industry-collaborative workshop funded by the US Office of the Secretary of Defense in 1991 at Lehigh University. He went on to organize and lead the US DARPA-funded industry collaborative research at Lehigh University’s Agility Forum, developing fundamental understandings of what enables and characterizes system’s agility. He authored Response Ability – The Language, Structure, and Culture of the Agile Enterprise. He has employed these agile concepts in both system architecture and program management for large enterprise IT systems, for rapid manufacturing systems and services, and for self-organizing security strategies. At Stevens Institute of Technology he teaches graduate courses in basic and advanced agile-systems and agile systems-engineering, at client sites. He is CEO/CTO of Paradigm Shift, an applied research firm specializing in agile systems concepts and education. He chairs the INCOSE working groups on Agile Systems and Systems engineering, and on Systems Security Engineering.