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Agile in Government: Concepts for Senior Executives

This 2-4 hour tutorial is designed for a small group of senior executives in a program or enterprise who are contemplating or are already in progress with adoption of Agile approaches in the organization within their purview. The tutorial includes the opportunity for discussion about practical application of concepts at the executive level.


Government decision makers in programs already interacting with contractor Agile teams or within an Agile enterprise.


Attendees who complete the course should be able to:

  • Explain why Agile is not a "silver bullet" for government acquisition
  • Understand the major tenets and several of the principles of the Agile Manifesto
  • We've generally found that executive decision makers will have great conversations and gain great insights
  • Topics

    High-level overviews of the following topics:

    • Agile Basics: life cycles, Agile Manifesto, principles, methods, and practices
    • New Role for Government: Product Owner
    • Agile Insight and Oversight: technical reviews, requirements management, progress measurement
    • Agile in the Larger Eco-System: systems engineering, contracting, testing, certification, OSD policy
    • Enabling an Agile Culture: models that support adoption, Readiness & Fit Analysis Summary


    Participants will receive tutorial materials and reference handouts.


    This course has no prerequisites.


    This 2-4 hour tutorial can be customized upon request.

    This course may be offered by special arrangement at customer sites. For details, please email or telephone at +1 412-268-7622.

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    Phone: 412-268-7388

    Training courses provided by the SEI are not academic courses for academic credit toward a degree. Any certificates provided are evidence of the completion of the courses and are not official academic credentials. For more information about SEI training courses, see Registration Terms and Conditions and Confidentiality of Course Records.