Professor Barry Boehm, University of Southern California on Using the Incremental Commitment Spiral Model to Stay on Top of the Changing DoD Acquisition Processes

Abstract: The US Department of Defense is continually evolving their processes to find ways to provide needed system capabilities quickly, reliably and cost effectively.  This includes the incorporation of new technologies, managing system and software complexity and emergent requirements, providing high dependability and global interoperability, and the ability to quickly adapt to rapid change.  These challenges make traditional and current one-size-fits-all process models infeasible. This tutorial presents the process framework, principles, practices, and case studies for a new model developed and being used to address these challenges.  This model is referred to as the Incremental Commitment Spiral Model (ICSM).  It has a series of risk-driven decision points that enable projects to converge on whatever combination of agile, plan-driven, formal, legacy-oriented, reuse-oriented, or adaptive processes that best fit a project’s situation.  The tutorial focuses on the following ICSM aspects: decision table for common cases; exit ramps for terminating non-viable projects; support of concurrent engineering of requirement, solutions, and plans; and evidence-based commitment milestones for synchronizing concurrent engineering

About the Speaker: Prof. Barry Boehm is both an industry and academic leader in software and systems engineering cost estimation and life cycle processes.  Prof. Boehm is currently working to complete his latest book, Embracing the Spiral Model. He has served on the boards of several scientific journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, IEEE Computer, IEEE Software, ACM Computing Reviews, Automated Software Engineering, Software Process, and Information and Software Technology. He has served as Chair of many committees and technical advisory boards including the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board’s Information Technology Panel, Chair of the NASA Research and Technology Advisory Committee for Guidance, Control, and Information Processing, and Chair of the Board of Visitors for the CMU Software Engineering Institute. His honors and awards are also many and include the ISPA Freiman Award for Parametric Analysis (1988), the NSIA Grace Murray Hopper Award (1989), the Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence (1992), the ASQC Lifetime Achievement Award (1994), the ACM Distinguished Research Award in Software Engineering (1997), and the IEEE Harlan D. Mills Award (2000). He is a Fellow of the primary professional societies in computing (ACM), aerospace (AIAA), electronics (IEEE), and systems engineering (INCOSE), and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Fee: $45 INCOSE Members / $55 Non-Members / $20 Students

Cancellation policy:

Full refund available for cancellations through August 8th, and a 50% refund from August 9th through August 13th (one week before the tutorial).  Unfortunately, we cannot offer a refund for cancellations after August 13th.

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