INCOSE Webinar: "Agile Systems and Processes - Necessary and Sufficient Fundamental Architecture"
Date: 19 September 2012
Time: 15:00 UTC/ 11am EDT
Presenter(s): Rick Dove
General Webinar Details: Webinar 45
Agility is enabled and maintained by a fundamentally necessary and sufficient common architecture in systems of all kinds; from development, deployment, and manufacturing processes to the systems and products that are deployed. This webinar will focus on that common architecture, and how it enables both reactive resilience and proactive innovation. Examples will include quick reaction capability in aircraft major instrumentation refurb, project management in two different domains, and enterprise IT; and the processes known as lean and agile software development will be shown to employ the same enabling architecture, with the recent lean concept-overlays streamlining the delivery of agile development processes.
Rick Dove was co-Principal Investigator on the original work which identified Agility as the next competitive differentiator, funded by the US Office of the Secretary of Defense through the Navy 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 (Wiley, 2001). He has employed these agile concepts in both the architecture and program management for large enterprise IT systems, for rapid manufacturing systems and services, and for highly distributed resilient network anomaly detection. Through Stevens Institute of Technology he teaches two 40-hour graduate courses in basic and advanced agile-systems engineering and agile systems-engineering at client sites. Independently through his own company, Paradigm Shift International, he chairs the working group on System Security Engineering, with projects to compile self-organizing agile security patterns and initiatives to place responsibility for system security on systems engineering; and he chairs the newly formed working group for Agile Systems and Systems Engineering.
Agility is enabled and maintained by a fundamentally necessary and sufficient common architecture in systems of all kinds; from development, deployment, and manufacturing processes to the systems and products that are deployed.