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Tuesday, July 29 • 15:45 - 16:15
Agile in the Federal Space: Best Practices for Keeping Documentation Lean (Omar Silver, Olivia Kasik) FULL

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One of the major tenets of the Agile Manifesto lauds “working software over comprehensive documentation.” However, in a heavily regulated environment, such as the Federal government, comprehensive documentation ensures traceability and is viewed as a necessary and critical artifact of the standard software development process. While the government is increasing its support of modular IT development approaches, documentation requirements set by Federal policies and processes continue to pose problems for Agile teams in the Federal IT space. In this presentation, we will explore the challenges presented by documentation requirements through a case study of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Operations Network Incident Management System (EON IMS) development team. We will then identify best practices used by the EON IMS team that can help other Agile teams in the Federal IT space overcome these obstacles.

Speakers
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Olivia Kasik

Organizational Process Improvement Analyst, Dovel Technologies, Inc.
Olivia Kasik is an Associate at Dovel Technologies, Inc. Kasik has experience creating and managing documentation for Federal IT projects. With a background in technical writing, Kasik is passionate about removing obstacles associated with documentation for agile teams in the Federal IT space.
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Omar Silver

Program Director, Dovel Technologies
Mr. Silver is a leader in the area of delivery methodology and practice and has ushered development and maturation of the Dovel Agile approach for Federal Government customers. Silver has worked on the FDA Emergency Operational Network, Incident Management (EON IMS) since joining Dovel in 2010 and has overseen the successful implementation of Dovel’s Agile methodology within that program. Silver has over 15 years of experience delivering... Read More →



Tuesday July 29, 2014 15:45 - 16:15
Daytona