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
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