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Evolutionary Capabilities Developed and Fielded in Nine Months

By Portia Crowe and Dr. Robert Cloutier


The DoD is facing challenges to rapidly deploy operational capabilities in complex environments where bridging legacy and new technologies are key to success. The challenges arise as a result of diminishing budgets and the need for new capabilities to operate in war environments, including the global war on terrorism. To balance this imperative need with rapid response, we found that our developed Agile life-cycle paradigm was a viable solution to meet challenges brought about by changes in the environment. This article demonstrates how a DoD program used an Agile approach, throughout every phase of the program’s life cycle, to rapidly field capabilities. Our intent with this article is to give DoD programs another successful data point for implementing an evolutionary acquisition strategy using Agile life cycle processes, and share our learned tenets of this process in the hopes of helping others rapidly field capabilities. In an environment where requirements are unforeseen and quickly changing, we nee

Year: 2010
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