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Kessel Run: Go Fast Forever

Kessel Run: Go Fast Forever

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Imagine Nation Theater
Mission Modernization

Hannah Hunt and Nick Setterberg will discuss Kessel Run's unique and methodical approach to putting "Agile" into DOD Acquisition. Long gone are the days of  "Waterfall" acquisition. We need a new acquisition framework that continuously delivers capability to warfighters around the globe. Kessel Run, a detachment of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, does "Agile" development not only in its software application development, but also in the way we do business. Kessel Run has not only revolutionized the way the Air Force develops software, but has also revolutionized the business and acquisition processes required by regulations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Through discussions and collaboration, attendees will gain a better understanding of best practices in agile acquisitions, and taking with them a roadmap on how to change the way the Government builds and delivers software. Topics include modular contracting, Section 804 Rapid Fielding/Rapid Prototyping acquisition approaches, Other Transaction Agreements, agility within business operations, among others as well as technical approaches to building agility into product development.

Hannah Hunt – Chief of Staff, Kessel Run