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Contracting for Agile Software Development in the Department of Defense: An Introduction

Technical Note
This technical note addresses effective contracting for Agile software development and offers a primer on Agile based on a contracting officer's goals.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2015-TN-006
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6572768.v1

Abstract

This technical note (TN), part of an ongoing Software Engineering Institute (SEI) series on Agile in the Department of Defense (DoD), addresses effective contracting for Agile software development. Contracting officers do not receive career field education targeted at achieving successful outcomes with Agile software development methods. For the purposes of this TN, the SEI gathered data from program office team members, contractors, and contracting officers about the state of contracting activities involving Agile development. The authors conducted a series of interviews and mined past interviews and survey data on Agile software development to understand common questions and concerns and provide some real-world examples to address them. This TN offers a primer on Agile based on a contracting officer's goals, describes how program office teams need to support contracting efforts, and addresses common concerns about Agile and how those concerns can be mitigated in the contracting process. 

Cite This Technical Note

Wrubel, E., & Gross, J. (2015, August 18). Contracting for Agile Software Development in the Department of Defense: An Introduction. (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2015-TN-006). Retrieved July 22, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572768.v1.

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Wrubel, Eileen, and Jon Gross. "Contracting for Agile Software Development in the Department of Defense: An Introduction." (CMU/SEI-2015-TN-006). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, August 18, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572768.v1.

E. Wrubel, and J. Gross, "Contracting for Agile Software Development in the Department of Defense: An Introduction," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2015-TN-006, 18-Aug-2015 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572768.v1. [Accessed: 22-Jul-2024].

Wrubel, Eileen, and Jon Gross. "Contracting for Agile Software Development in the Department of Defense: An Introduction." (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2015-TN-006). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 18 Aug. 2015. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572768.v1. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Wrubel, Eileen; & Gross, Jon. Contracting for Agile Software Development in the Department of Defense: An Introduction. CMU/SEI-2015-TN-006. Software Engineering Institute. 2015. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572768.v1