Asynchrony was honored to be a Platinum Sponsor for the DoD Agile Development conference held in Alexandria, VA on December 14th. Our CTO, Nate McKie, participated on the Ask the Experts panel, and several Asynchrony team members also attended.
Nearly 200 participants from government and industry spent the day examining the Agile model, who is using it, why it is being adopted, and how to incorporate it into DoD programs. Agile software development is key to helping the DoD achieve state of the art information capabilities, but DoD acquisition process must be transformed in order to acquire and deliver the best IT capabilities.
New approaches require new principles, such as:
* Speed and Agility
* Incremental Development and Testing
* Rationalized Requirements
* Flexible/Tailored Acquisitions
Agile methods embrace these principles and are gaining momentum in DoD, both in infrastructure and application development. Agility provides increased opportunity for innovation, and innovation results in better capabilities with quicker delivery and lower cost.
Stay tuned for more information regarding the next Agile conference.