Meeting Speaker Rick Dove: Agile SE Processes 201: Problem Space Derived Solution Requirements. LUNCH MEETING-NOTE TIME
Abstract: The definition of agile systems engineering is rooted in what it does, not how it does it. What it does is respond effectively in a life cycle environment that is capricious, uncertain, risky, variable, and evolving. How it does that is a product of analyzing response requirements dictated by the nature of the life cycle environment. The design and evolution of an operationally effective agile systems engineering process is itself a systems engineering activity, one that requires an attentive emphasis on problem space characterization and ongoing evolution. This presentation will cover methods for developing and maintaining problem space characterization, and identifying and tracing the life cycle response requirements dictated by that characterization. If you don’t know where you are going, any road will do. Process examples analyzed in the INCOSE Agile Systems Engineering Life Cycle Model project will demonstrate the application of these methods.
Speaker 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. 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.