BRISBANE, Calif., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
When: Thursday, December 5, 2013 Where: Washington Marriott Hotel at Metro Center 775 12th St. NW Washington, DC 20001 What: This complimentary seminar will be fast-paced, informative and focus on Agile and DevOps best practices from industry thought leaders. Not only will participants have the opportunity to network with peers, but also they will learn about the latest trends in enterprise software development and how they can be applied to government. Sessions will demonstrate how the DoD is evolving to become a leaner and more efficient organization with the DISA Forge.mil program, purposely built to help shape the future of Enterprise Information Technology across the DoD. By leveraging Agile and Continuous Delivery software development practices and software reuse, Forge.mil is saving millions of dollars by encouraging efficient and effective behavior that enables collaboration and cooperation of teams across the DoD enterprise. CollabNet and Carahsoft will be sponsoring this event. Featured Presenters: Laurence Sweeney, VP Enterprise Transformation, CollabNet Agile Transformation - The Journey to DevOps 8:00 am - 9:00 am EST Sweeney will provide a framework and practical blueprint for Agile Transformation. Attendees will learn the five steps that help software teams to deliver on their missions faster, while meeting their mandates for quality, cost and compliance. The focus will be on how Agile practices are core to the DevOps movement and will provide case studies from FT500. The session is geared toward development managers and IT executives, managing both individual projects and entire software portfolios. KEYNOTE: Dan Gahafer, DISA Forge.mil Program Manager DoD Community and Open Source Development, and Adoption of Cloud in Development and Test 9:00 am - 10:00 am EST Forge.mil is part of a broad initiative by the DoD to promote efficiency and collaboration for complex projects. This session will provide an overview of Forge.mil's enterprise infrastructure and takes a look at the challenges faced and problems solved, resulting in millions of dollars of savings for the DoD. Attendees will learn how Forge.mil has accelerated project startups and increased the collaboration between project teams and community members, helping them share software, ideas and techniques - all while meeting governance requirements. Gahafer will provide information about TestForge "milCloud," the platform used for Continuous Testing as a Service, and how it has evolved as a critical component of Continuous Delivery and encompasses the full-orchestration of diverse clouds at DISA. Testforge.mil, and its underlying Cloud infrastructure, has been instrumental in providing more rapid delivery of defense capabilities to our warfighters. Jeff Reynolds, DISA Forge.mil Community Team Member, Forge.mil Software for the Networked Warfighter - Capabilities and Uses of Forge.mil 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST Forge.mil is a family of services, enabling the collaborative development and use of open source, DoD community source and private software projects. Since its inception, Forge.mil has grown to support the full system lifecycle and to enable continuous collaboration among project managers, developers, testers, certifiers, operators and users. If you are new to Forge.mil, Reynolds will show how it could be the right platform for you. If you already use Forge.mil, learn more about its exciting new and upcoming features. Caleb Brown, Sr. Agile Engineer, CollabNet Adoption or Adaptation: What "Agility" means in Government 11:00 am - 12:00 pm "Agile" is often presented as the new magic that will make all of our projects deliver on time and under budget. But what is "Agile" really? Can we even adopt it given our project constraints? Or must we adapt it to meet our needs? Is that even possible? In this interactive session, Brown will clearly describe what "Agile" is at a fundamental level and discuss with the audience when and where it can (or cannot) be adopted. Share: #CollabNet and #Forge.mil to host second seminar on #Agile and #DevOps best practices for #government Info: View the agenda here: (http://events.carahsoft.com/email-detail/772/ ). Registration is limited for this event. To secure a spot, please follow this link: (http://events.carahsoft.com/event-detail/2972/collabnet/ register/) For more information about CollabNet please contact Alexandre Garrett at 303-581-7760 or by email at (firstname.lastname@example.org).