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Patrick Henry Library, Vienna; FDA Silver Spring; MITRE Bedford MA; MITRE Eatontow; MITRE Aberdeen,
Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180
FDA, Bld 66, room G512, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
Various, Maryland

Jun 23, 2015    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks: Agile For Legacy Systems

Presented by Craeg Strong

Tuesday June 23, 2015

6:30 PM � Networking and Pizza

7:00 � 8:00 PM � Program

There is no cost to attend at McLean, Silver Spring


Agile software development methods are now well established in many commercial organizations, and are starting to make inroads into government contexts.  There are reports of software development projects using Agile methods that achieve significantly higher levels of productivity and quality compared with projects that used traditional methods.  When it comes to brand new �start from scratch� software projects, a wealth of information, advice, training, and literature exists to help guide practitioners and speed them along the path to agility.  Unfortunately, most such publically available resources have relatively little to say when it comes to legacy systems.   Fortunately, there is a small but growing amount of evidence that agile practices can yield compelling benefits for legacy projects�even those that have been previously successful using traditional methods.  Our experience suggests that agile practices need to be customized and introduced in a different order into a legacy project.  This presentation provides an analysis of the differences between legacy projects and new software development and the implications for the adoption of agile methods.

Craeg Strong is the CTO of Ariel Partners and currently the Technical Lead of the FBI CODIS project shepherding a transition from waterfall to Agile. He has 25 years of experience in information technology, starting at Project Athena during his undergraduate studies at MIT.  He owns a small consulting business based in New York City and Washington DC.  Mr. Strong is an experienced "turn-around" artist, and has successfully instituted Agile practices on some of the largest and most complex commercial and government software projects.  His areas of expertise are as a hands-on software architect and agile coach.  Mr. Strong is a Certified Scrum Master, Project Management Professional, and a contributor to the Apache Ant open source automated build tool.   

June, 2015 Meeting Announcement

Locations and Registration

The presenter will be at the Mitre location with the presentation video teleconferenced to:

MITRE-2, Room 1N100

7515 Colshire Drive

McLeanVA 22102

Host: Scott Ankrum, Cell 240-731-7581240-731-7581

MITRE, Room 2503

260 Industrial Way West

Eatontown, NJ 07724

Host: Aaron Dagen, Desk: 732-578-6301732-578-6301

US Food and Drug Administration (White Oak)

Building 66, Room G512

10903 New Hampshire Ave

Silver SpringMD 20993
host: James Simpson, Cell: 301-996-4976301-996-4976

MITRE, Room 02-301

Northgate Building A,

209 Research Blvd.,

Aberdeen, MD 21001

Host: Richard Eng, Cell: 703-201-9112703-201-9112


If you can host another location via VTC, please contact Scott Ankrum (below)


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 Registration: Webpage: https://asq509.org/ht/d/DoSurvey/i/26913

You must register by noon on Monday, June 22. If you cannot attend at any location, select telephone dial-in when you register. FDA (Silver Spring) cannot host non-citizen visitors. If not a US citizen, please provide your title, employer, and address. Allow 2 business days for registration before the meeting. 

For registration problems or further information contact Scott Ankrum at: or 703-983-6127