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Southern Arizona Joint Meeting Speaker: Rick Dove, Enabling and Facilitating Agility in Systems Engineering and Hardware Development

  • Date:
    Mar 13, 2017 - 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Address:
  • Venue: Securaplane Technologies, 12350 N. Vistoso Blvd, Oro Valley, AZ 85755

NOTE: Tel: 866-398-2885, PWD: 195 372 9323.
Abstract: Initial findings for generic fundamental agile systems engineering life cycle patterns and principles arising from four analytical investigations will be reviewed: 1) Lockheed: Transition to a tailored SAFe-like process for 1200 engineers and executives; 2) Rockwell Collins: Market awareness-driven Product Line Engineering for mixed Hardware/Firmware/Software products; 3) Northrop Grumman: Continuous evolution of a security-critical systems-of-systems multi-database portal; 4) SpaWar System Center Pacific: Evolutionary development of innovative technology with mission-engaged subcontractors. A special focus will review supporting infrastructures for agile hardware development.

Bio: Rick Dove is a leading researcher, practitioner, and educator of fundamental principles for agile enterprise, agile systems, and agile development processes. In 1991 he initiated the global interest in agility as co-PI on the seminal 21st Century Manufacturing Enterprise Strategy project at Lehigh University. Subsequently he organized and led collaborative research at the DARPA-funded Agility Forum, involving 250 organizations and 1000 participants in workshop discovery of fundamental enabling principles for agile systems and processes of any kind. He is CEO of Paradigm Shift International, specializing in agile systems research, engineering, and education; and is an adjunct professor at Stevens Institute of Technology teaching graduate courses in agile and self-organizing systems. He chairs the INCOSE working groups for Agile Systems and Systems Engineering, and for Systems Security Engineering, and is the leader of the current INCOSE Agile Systems Engineering Life Cycle Model Discovery Project. He is an INCOSE Fellow, and the author of Response Ability, the Language, Structure, and Culture of the Agile Enterprise.