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INCOSE Huntsville Chapter Meetings are typically the 3rd Thursday of each month. Our next Regular Chapter Meeting is planned for 

Thursday, June 20, 2019. 

RSVP to Membership chair Bradley Biehn at Bradley.Biehn@nasa.gov if you plan to attend so that we can estimate headcount for food orders.

What:  June INCOSE Huntsville Chapter Meeting 
When:  6/20/2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Where:  UAH Wilson Hall, Room 215

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Topic: Where is Agile Headed?

Speakers: Chris Collins

 

Agenda
5:15:-5:30 Sign in / Badge in
5:30-5:55 Dinner ($5.00 honor box donation)
5:55-6:00 Chapter Announcements
6:00-7:00 Speaker Presentation
7:00-7:20 Questions and Answers
7:20-7:30 Adjourn Chapter Meeting

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Guest Speaker Biography:

Christopher Collins, CSM, PMP, SPC4

Mr. Collins is an accomplished software engineer and project manager with over twenty years of experience leading projects through the full software development life cycle. He specializes in agile methodologies and object-oriented technologies.

He led the development of the congressionally mandated Agile Software Acquisition course for Defense Acquisition University and serves as the course manager. He has taught over ten instances of the Agile course for the NDAA 2018 Sec. 873 and 874 pilot programs. He has conducted Agile workshops for the Missile Defense Agency and the Defense Logistics Agency. He served as the software lead for the Multi-Mission Launcher through the conclusion of the Engineering Demonstration (ED) phase that culminated in a successful live fire test in March 2016 at White Sands Missile Range. Mr. Collins served as the Senior Software Engineer for the Modular Integration Division in the Littoral and Mine Warfare Systems Department at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division. He previously worked for the Software Engineering Directorate on Redstone Arsenal as the project manager for the Aviation Data Exploitation Capability project. He has also worked on Eglin Air Force Base as a contractor on the Joint Mission Planning Software and the Joint Munitions Effectiveness Manuals Air-to-Surface Weaponeering System.

He is currently a doctoral student at Auburn University. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in 1994 and a Master of Science in Software Engineering in 1999 from the University of West Florida. Mr. Collins has been a certified Project Management Professional since 2008 and he earned his Scrum Master Certification in 2012. He has been an instructor for the computer science departments at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, North Carolina State University and the University of West Florida. He has been an invited speaker on Scrum and Extreme Programming at Auburn University, University of West Florida, and Duke University. He has published three papers on agile processes.

Mr. Collins received the Modeling and Simulation award in 2010 from the Army for his work on the Military Flight Operations Quality Assurance project.


Link to UAH Campus Map
Directions to UAH Wilson Hall
Traveling East on I565:
From I565, traveling East, take the Sparkman/Bob Wallace/Space Center exit. Turn left onto Sparkman Drive. Travel North on Sparkman Drive across I565 and through the first traffic light. Merge into the far right lane traveling to the second traffic light.  That lane must turn right onto the UAH campus.  On the campus, follow the road a short block to a fork and bear left. You will quickly come to a Stop sign and should bear left again. Follow this road through the roundabout taking the second exit, under the Holmes Street bridge, and through another Stop sign.  At the Stop sign, you will be in front of the Business Administration Building to the right. The next building is Wilson Hall. It is a large, brown brick building, which is contemporary in style with broad bands of white trim. You may park in any of the
available parking places that serve the Business Administration Building, Wilson Hall, the student dorm, and the Bevill Center.

Traveling West on I565:
From I565, traveling West, take the Sparkman/Bob Wallace/Space Center exit. Turn right onto Sparkman Drive. Travel North on Sparkman Drive across I565 and through the first traffic light. Merge into the far right lane traveling to the second traffic light. That lane must turn right onto the UAH campus. On the campus, follow the road a short block to a fork and bear left. You will quickly come to a Stop sign and should bear left again. Follow this road through the roundabout taking the second exit, under the Holmes Street Bridge, and through another Stop sign.  At the Stop sign, you will be in front of the Business Administration Building to the right. The next building is Wilson Hall. It is a large, brown brick building, which is contemporary in style with broad bands of white trim. You may park in any of the available parking places that serve the Business Administration Building, Wilson Hall, the student dorm, and the Bevill Center.

Parking

No parking restrictions at UAH during this meeting. Park at a convenient area near Wilson Hall.