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2018 SEI Software and Cyber Solutions Symposium: Agile and DevOps

March 26, 2018 - March 28, 2018


One-day Symposium: March 27, 2018
Tutorials: March 26 and March 28, 2018



NRECA Building
4301 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22203


This symposium sponsored by the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI) will explore the challenges and realities in acquiring and developing software for our nation’s critical systems, with a specific focus on identifying effective practices in Agile and DevOps. The SEI has extensive experience helping DoD and government organizations adopt Agile and DevOps, and SEI presenters will present practical, actionable advice and insight based on this experience.


Highlights of the agenda include

  • Keynote addresses by Maj. Gen. Kimberly A. Crider, Mobilization Assistant to the Under Secretary of the Air Force and Air Force Chief Data Officer; Dr. Barry Boehm, TRW Professor of Software Engineering and Director Emeritus, Center for Software Engineering, University of Southern California; and Josh Corman, Chief Security Officer at PTC and Fellow at the Atlantic Council, with one more keynote soon to be announced.
  • Presentations by SEI technical leaders on Agile and DevOps, and by Maj. Jeffrey A. Mueller, the Deputy Chief, GPS OCX Systems Engineering, Space and Missiles System Center (SMC), who will share lessons learned in applying modern software development practices to a mission-critical Department of Defense program.
  • An expert panel discussion titled, “Adaptability, Security, Resiliency: Can Agile and DevOps Deliver All Three?”
  • Informal ”Ask an SEI Expert” sessions, facilitated discussions with experts on Agile and DevOps


The one-day symposium on Tuesday, March 27 is free to attendees. The SEI will also offer eight affordably priced half-day tutorials on the days before and after, March 26 and March 28. Tutorial topics include: using dashboards to communicate project status, emerging computational technologies (blockchain and causal learning), cybersecurity risk in Agile and DevOps environments, architecture practices for achieving Agile at scale, DevOps for managers and executives, Agile metrics, Agile in government, and achieving high availability and reliability with Agile.


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