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Agile Approach to Assuring Software for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft

Agile Approach to Assuring Software for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Themes Theatre
Mission Modernization

Agile software development is prevalent throughout the Government, and NASA is no exception. NASA’s Orion spacecraft is being developed to return Astronauts to the moon in the next 5 years, and the role of software in achieving the ambitions mission objectives has expanded dramatically in the last few decades. This presentation is the story of how the Independent Verification and Validation team for Orion adapted to the Agile approach that the Orion Program was using to develop the flight software. Consider attending this session if you are working with software developers utilizing Agile development approaches, or are interested in learning about Agile and Lean principles that could help improve communication within your own team.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will walk away with tips to help their team become more Agile immediately as well as ideas for larger scale changes which could improve communication across their team(s).
  • Will be challenged to think creatively about how Lean and Agile principles could impact their own current team(s) and how the principles discussed could be modified to fit their needs.

Justin Smith – NASA’s Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) Program, Orion IV&V Project Manager, NASA