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iCatalog Home WSA 006 Modern Software for Senior Leaders (MSSL) Workshop
(Last Modified:17-Aug-2020)

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Description
This senior-level workshop provides an overview of how Agile, Cloud, and DevSecOps assists DoD organizations transitioning from traditional processes to agile-DevSecOps processes. DoD policies, processes and procedures are changing into a more efficient, effective and automated process using secure, reliable, and rapid software development, delivery, and deployment utilizing the Software Acquisition Pathway. It will allow senior leaders to understand how they can expect their programs to operate differently when using agile principles and methods and the Software Acquisition Pathway. This workshop can be given prior to other agile workshops so senior leaders can get an introduction prior to more detailed workshops. These new frameworks and approaches enable PEOs to deliver capabilities securely, reliably, and rapidly to the Warfighter in potentially hours.

Impact: Senior leaders are able to begin leading changes needed to initiate modern software practices. They will understand how programs utilizing the Software Acquisition Pathway and agile principles and methods will operate differently and how to make decisions under this new framework.
Objectives
  • Define how to successfully implement the Software Acquisition Pathway in a DoD acquisition program.
  • Identify how to apply the agile manifesto to your program
  • Identify how agile principles differ from traditional DoD Acquisition
  • Identify the basic principles of DevSecOps
  • Identify the basics of cloud computing as it relates to your program
  • Identify if the Software Acquisition Pathway will apply to your program
  • Target Attendees
  • Senior Leaders from Technical and Non-technical Acquisition Workforce
  • Those not familiar with modern software development delivery methodologies, practices and principles;
  • Foundational for all ACQ career fields (e.g. PM, ENG, T&E, IT/Cyber, LOG, CON/FM)
  • PMO Leadership cohort
  • Prerequisite(s)
    None
    Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable as a substitute for this course until the acceptance date specified below.)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    None None None None
    Course Length
    1 day in-person classroom (1.5-2 hours); 1 day virtual classroom (1.5-2 hours)
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Workshop
    Equivalent Courses  
    ACE Recommended Credits  
    PDS Code  
    DAU Public (material/prework) N/A
    Continuing Education Units   0
    Continuous Learning Points  2
    Reservist Retirement Points  
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
    Notes
  • Virtual instruction delivered upon request.
  • Fee-For-Service (FFS) arrangements may be required.