An Agile Approach: The key to success? (ICM Symposium)
Venue: Cranfield University/DEFAC
|Event Date/Time: Sep 12, 2012||End Date/Time: Sep 12, 2012|
|Registration Date: Sep 10, 2012|
Event date: 12 September 2012
Event end date: 12 September 2012
Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Cranfield University, Shrivenham, Swindon, UK.
In 2010 the Institute for Government was critical of traditional linear approaches to projects within Government, unable to keep pace with developing technologies and changing requirements.
Part of a suggested solution is an 'agile' approach:
â€œAgile project methods can improve the capability to deliver successful projects, allowing projects to respond to changing business requirements and releasing benefits earlierâ€.
(Current UK Government information and communications technology (ICT) strategy)
â€œThe nature of working with industry, and the requirement for more rapid product development times, requires Government and industry to work together in a more agile and cost effective mannerâ€.
(The Ministry of Defence Information Strategy, 2011)
The Institute for Governmentâ€™s latest publication â€œSystem Upgradeâ€ recognises the positive moves towards an agile approach but states the need for further action.
The one day ICM Symposium will examine the ongoing buzz around 'agile', help clarify the current and emerging issues and manage expectations for the approach by providing a practitioner-based view translating the rhetoric into practical applications. Invited speakers represent a range of organisations and the emphasis of the day will be on practical explorations of real issues.
Air Cdre Mark Neal, Head of Information, Strategy and Policy, MOD CIO
Ian Bailey, Model Futures
Jim Cuthbert, Cornwell
Mark Foden, Foden Grealy Ltd
Mark Le Masurier, Agile Ideas
Steven Arrowsmith, Agile Ideas Ltd
Andy de Vale, Govt ICT Strategy - Agile Work Stream (DWP)
The annual ICM symposium is organised by the Department of Informatics & Systems Engineering, Cranfield Defence and Security and held at the Defence Academy â€“ College of Management & Technology (DA-CMT).
Courses at the college, such as the Information Capability Management (ICM) MSc play an integral role in educating decision makers at all levels who are or will be engaged in implementing business change.
Research conducted at DA-CMT also helps in understanding the issues, suggesting solutions and informing the education and training conducted.
For further information please contact.
MH22, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, Swindon, SN6 8LA.
T: +44 (0)1793 785773
F: +44 (0)1793 785325