Accession Number : ADA621620


Title :   Agile Methods in Air Force Sustainment: Status and Outlook


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT CENTER HANSCOM AFB MA


Personal Author(s) : Regan, Colleen ; Lapham, Mary A ; Wrubel, Eileen ; Beck, Stephen ; Bandor, Michael


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a621620.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 66


Abstract : This paper examines using Agile techniques in the software sustainment arena--specifically Air Force programs. The Software Engineering Institute has researched the viability of Agile software development methods within Department of Defense programs and barriers to the adoption of those methods for several years. How software sustainers leverage Agile methods and avoid barriers to using Agile methods are addressed in this paper. In addition, the potential use of a construct called DevOps, a blending of development and operations, is discussed.


Descriptors :   *AGILE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT , *DEFENSE SYSTEMS , *LIFE CYCLE COSTS , AIR FORCE OPERATIONS , AIR FORCE PERSONNEL , COLLABORATIVE TECHNIQUES , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , DECISION MAKING , INVENTORY CONTROL , LOGISTICS PLANNING , MAINTENANCE , SITUATIONAL AWARENESS , SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , VIABILITY , WEAPON SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE