Meeting Speaker Ron Lyells: Creating Decision Guidance for Applying Agile System Engineering
Abstract: As awareness of agile system principles begin to take hold, and promulgation of agile software techniques continues, systems teams, projects, and organizations are often faced with the question as to whether they should adapt agile systems practices into their programs and processes. In trying to answer that question, teams are faced with other questions that need to be answered as well. These include what is motivating the decision, where should agile principles be applied and how much agile is necessary. This talk will present work accomplished to date on applying the OODA process, coupled with some simple tools to help teams, projects, and organizations answer those questions.
Bio: Ron Lyells is co-chair of the Agile Systems & SE Working Group. Retired from Honeywell’s Aerospace Group, Ron was part of a team responsible for improving System Engineering development effectiveness across the Aerospace organization. Ron was specifically responsible for developing and promoting MBSE techniques and methods, the roll out of a common system engineering competency framework, as well as individual and team mentoring, and change management facilitation. Ron worked in the Aerospace industry 40 years in various leadership positions involved in product development lifecycle stages ranging from proposal to production support. He holds a B.S degree in electrical engineering from Arizona State University.