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Earlier This Year: Agile Workshop with Dr. Suzette Johnson

by Communications Team on April 2, 2013  •   Print This Post Print This Post   •   

Suzette Johnson, Northrop Grumman

Presentation: DoD, Federal Agencies, and commercial companies facing a high rate of requirements volatility, changing mission needs, and the need for more frequent releases of capabilities are making the Agile transition. As systems engineers and program managers we need to know how the Agile framework and major systems engineering practices can work together. Agile practices are a highly disciplined yet light-weight and flexible approach to the historical scope-driven paradigms. This hands-on workshop takes participants through the Agile framework, transitional practices for change, vision and roadmap planning, requirements and release planning, execution and release progress reporting with a discussion on V-Model components throughout these phases. Emphasis is placed on the necessary collaboration needed between customers, stakeholders, systems engineering, and development teams to enable a well-managed process. These concepts and practices are taught through games and interactive team exercises to help participants better understand and visualize how the process works. A primary objective of this workshop is to provide systems engineers with basic skills for planning, leading, and contributing to Agile projects.

Instructor: Dr. Suzette Johnson is a systems engineer, project manager and Certified Scrum Coach for Northrop Grumman. She has an interest and passion for promoting and implementing Agile engineering in large-scale software systems environments. For over 7 years Dr. Johnson has actively engaged in leading, coaching, training, and advising programs, customers, and organizations in their transition to or maturity of their Agile practices. Dr. Johnson has over 15 years of experience in software/IT industry and has given over 60 presentations and workshops on Agile Engineering. She received a Doctorate of Management at the University of Maryland with a dissertation focused on leadership and agile practices

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