Software Engineering Institute Hosts 2012 SEI Agile Research Forum for Developers, Managers, and Acquisition Professionals

Apr 24, 2012, 15:09 ET from Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute

PITTSBURGH, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Learn how a developer of large systems views the changes that are needed to adopt Agile methods. Explore strategies for applying Agile technologies to software initiatives "at scale." On May 22, 2012 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm ET, the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute will host an Agile Research Forum on how Agile approaches confront the challenges of complexity, exacting regulations, and schedule pressures in the large-scale development found in government and many industry environments.

Teri Takai, chief information officer at the U.S Department of Defense (DoD), will discuss the introduction of Agile methods into the DoD software acquisition and development environment. Other scheduled speakers and sessions for the forum include

  • Anita Carleton, director of the SEI's Software Engineering Process Management Program
    - A Frame-setting Introduction for the Discussions on Agile Use
  • Mary Ann Lapham, senior researcher in the SEI's Acquisition Support Program
    - Agile Methods: Tools, Techniques, and Practices for the DoD Community
  • Ipek Ozkaya, senior researcher in the SEI's Research, Technology, and System Solutions Program
    - Strategic Management of Architectural Technical Debt
  • James Over, manager of the SEI's Team Software Process (TSP) Initiative
    - Views on Balancing Agility and Discipline
  • Douglas Schmidt, SEI visiting scientist and associate chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Vanderbilt University
    - The Importance of Applying Agile Technologies to Key DoD Software Initiatives

To register for one or more presentations in the SEI Agile Research Forum webinar, please visit For more information about the SEI Webinar Series, and to view recent installments, please visit

About the Software Engineering Institute
The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and operated by Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI helps organizations make measurable improvements in their software engineering capabilities by providing technical leadership to advance the practice of software engineering. For more information, visit the SEI website at

SOURCE Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute