Agenda

7:30 am - 8:00 am

Registration, Breakfast, and Networking

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Agile Transformation- The Journey to DevOps
Lawrence Sweeney, VP Enterprise Transformation, CollabNet

This session provides a framework and practical blueprint for Agile Transformation. Learn the five steps that help software teams to deliver on their missions faster, while meeting their mandates for quality, cost, and compliance. Learn how Agile practices are core to the DevOps movement. Hear insightful case studies from FT500. The session is geared toward development managers and IT executives, managing both individual projects and entire software portfolios.

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Keynote

DoD Community, Open Source Development, and the Adoption of Cloud in Development and Test
Dan Gahafer, DISA Forge.mil Program Manager

Forge.mil is part of a broad initiative by the DoD to promote efficiency and collaboration for complex projects. This session provides an overview of Forge.mil's enterprise infrastructure and takes a look at the challenges faced and problems solved, resulting in millions of dollars of savings for the DoD. Forge.mil has accelerated project startups and increased the collaboration between project teams and community members, helping them share software ideas and techniques, all while meeting governance requirements.  Learn more about TestForge "milCloud," the platform used for Continuous Testing as a Service, and how it has evolved as a critical component of Continuous Delivery and encompasses the full-orchestration of diverse clouds at DISA. Testforge.mil, and its underlying Cloud Infrastructure, has been instrumental in providing more rapid delivery of defense capabilities to our warfighters.

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Software for the Networked Warfighter - Capabilities and Uses of Forge.mil
Jeff Reynolds, DISA Forge.mil Community Manager.

If you are new to Forge.mil, come learn how it could be the right platform for you. If you already use Forge.mil, learn more about its exciting new and upcoming features. Forge.mil is a family of services, enabling the collaborative development and use of open source, DoD community source, and private software projects. Since its inception, Forge.mil has grown to support the full system lifecycle and to enable continuous collaboration among project managers, developers, testers, certifiers, operators, and users. 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adoption or Adaptation: What "Agility" Means in Government
Caleb Brown, Sr. Agile Engineer, CollabNet

"Agile" is often presented as the new magic that will make all of our projects deliver on the time and under budget. But what is "Agile" really, can we even adopt it given our project constraints? Or must we adapt it to meet our needs? In this session Caleb Brown will clearly describe what "Agile" is at a fundamental level, and discuss with the audience when and where it can (or cannot) be adopted.