Please join us and our special guests Alastair Thomson, CIO of NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, John Turner, NIH NHLBI Contracting Officer, and Joshua Seckel, Chief of USCIS’s OIT Applied Technology Division, for a discussion on Agile procurement and procuring Agile development in the Federal government, to include a conversation around successful Agile Firm Fixed Price contracts among other effective Agile procurement examples.
Alastair, John, and Josh will provide us firsthand knowledge of their experiences and the vehicles and tools they have created at NIH NHLBI and USCIS to bring Agile to delivery and the procurement process itself. They have Agile Firm Fixed Price successes they will discuss as well as competitive modular examples and other creative contracting to enable agility. We will also provide ample time for open discussion and questions around procuring Agile delivery as well as Agile procurements because we are certain the first time they say “Agile FFP” someone is going to say “WHAT? Are you crazy?”
6:00 Food and Networking
6:30 – 8:00 Content
8:00 - 8:30 Q&A, Topic Backlog Grooming, Retrospective, etc.
Blackstone Technology Group’s office is about four blocks west of the Ballston Metro stop. If you prefer to drive, please park in the paid garage under the building, which can be accessed via the service road directly north of the building off of N. Glebe Rd. The elevator nearest the garage entrance will take you directly into the lobby of the building, where an organizer will be available to escort you to the 2nd floor.
**Please note that if you take Fairfax Drive heading West you must turn either on N Glebe Rd. or N Wakefield St. otherwise you will end up on I-66W.