From Concept to Reality: A Modern Approach to Large-Scale Scrum in Government
The US Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) was chosen as the software development agent for a brand-new, multimillion-dollar acquisition program with an aggressive timeline. To meet this timeline, program development will utilize agile, DevOps, and user-centered design best practices. This effort requires adaptation of government business practices, plus a shift in culture. To maximize the likelihood of success, a new organization was established to pilot necessary changes. This session describes that organization's creation and how it is designed to embrace change through an agile mindset. We'll talk about the construction of a large-scale agile development process, integration of cybersecurity, continuous authority to operate (ATO), the digital transformation to DevOps, and proactive incorporation of lessons learned along the way. You'll learn how other government organizations can use these experiences to deliver modern, secure, interoperable, and reliable software.