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21 September 2011: Agile Systems Engineering

by Communications Team on September 24, 2011  •   Print This Post Print This Post   •   

The meeting announcements focused on the upcoming meetings for October and November. Paul Martin, the chapter’s communication officer, explained that the new improved website will give an opportunity of members to share their Systems Engineering ruminations in the new INCOSE-CC blog space. Carol Hutchinson, the chairman of the Evaluation Committee for the chapter’s Systems Engineer of the Year (SEY), explained that the nomination deadline is close, 09/30/2011. Details at the chapter’s SEY webpage >>HERE<

Agile Systems Engineering

Zane Scott
Dr. Suzette Johnson extolling the
various virtues of the Agile
Environment

Over 60 attendees got to hear Dr. Suzette Johnson provided a nice overview of Agile from a Systems Engineering perspective. She explained the importance of enabling the value chain within an organization. She showed the 12 Agile Principles as outlined by Agile Manifesto for Software Development. She emphasized “The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation” which is the opposite to the business push for a more distributed development team.
Dr. Johnson had more to share as she discussed such topics as the INCOSE SE Handbook view of Agile, the fact the Agile Framework is NOT a methodology, and the importance in capturing requirements by developing good User Stories, including Epic Stories. How effective was she? Well, Brad Boytim, Systems Engineer for SI Organization, explained this was the first time he heard a lecture on Agile that didn’t scare him to death.
Check it out for yourself by …

>>Downloading her presentation HERE<<


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