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525 Case Study 2 Success with Agile Project Management in General Dynamics

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Case Study 2: Success with Agile Project Management in General
Dynamics

Read the case study on General Dynamics.

The Combat Identification Server (CIdS) Technology Demonstrator Project
(TDP) has been delivered on time, with quality and budget parameters using the
Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM). CIdS is a complex system and software
project. The objective is to help clear “the fog of war” by providing a picture
in the cockpit of an aircraft of the position of nearby friendly forces on the
ground. The selection of DSDM for the CIdS TDP was motivated by the Tactical
Datalinks Delivery Team’s (TDL DT) objective to demonstrate that complex
military technologies could be delivered without delay or cost overrun. The use
of DSDM was a bold move, but the CIdS project delivered successful outcomes for
all involved. In the current economic environment, delivering acceptable
solutions on time and at a fixed cost is surely a priority for the Ministry of
Defense (MoD). The success of the CIdS project has provided a good example for
the project management in the defense sector.

Write a five to six (5-6)
page paper in which you:

  1. Identify and analyze the reasons why the agile framework has been selected
    to use in this project. 
  2. Identify the business problems the project team tried to solve and analyze
    how they applied the agile project management techniques to ensure the project
    was delivered on time, on budget with good quality. 
  3. Give your opinion if you agree with the approach identified in Question 2.
    Justify your response. 
  4. Analyze how the project teams and coaches master the agile methodology to
    solve business problems. Highlight the one that you believe is the most
    effective and support your answer.
  5. Give your opinion if the agile approach produced more business benefits than
    a traditional project management approach.
  6. Give your opinion on the roles of an agile coach in this case and if the
    coach is critical to the success of the project. Support your answer.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch
    margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or
    school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
    instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s
    name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and
    the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. 

Use the following template APA_Template_With_Advice_(6th_Ed) .doc

Case Study CIS525_Week6CaseStudy2_General-Dynamics_February-2011.pdf

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