Joshua Hoover Scrum Master [email_address] 417-626-6527 w  w  w  .  g  e  s  t  a  l  t  -  l  l  c  .  c  o  m
About Gestalt <ul><li>IT/Business Consulting Firm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Department of Defense (DOD) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
DOD’s Tech Challenges <ul><li>Agile “Competition” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DOD – Years to create useable tech </li></ul></ul>...
 
Deliver functioning software early and often that: Enables  The Right Information  to get to  The Right People  at  The Ri...
Joplin Office’s Tech Service Oriented Architecture Web 2.0 Open Source Enterprise Service Bus RSS, SIP, UDDI, XMPP
What Makes Gestalt Different?
Deliver – Early and Often <ul><li>Functioning, quality software every 30 days or less </li></ul><ul><li>Responsive to cust...
<ul><li>Copyright  ©  2005, Mountain Goat Software </li></ul>
Self-Managed Teams <ul><li>The Good News? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You’re your own boss </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Bad News? ...
Agile Software Engineering Practices <ul><li>Quality Control From The Start </li></ul><ul><li>Test Driven Development </li...
Open Source <ul><li>Use…A Lot </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute Back…Quite A Bit </li></ul><ul><li>Bleeding Edge for The DOD </...
Open Culture <ul><li>Gestalt != Office Space, Dilbert </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Leadership Open Door Policy </li></ul><ul><...
This Presentation, Links, Notes, Etc. Will Be Posted to My Blog: <ul><li>Joshuahoover.com </li></ul>
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  • MSSU Gestalt Presentation 2007-10-25

    1. 1. Joshua Hoover Scrum Master [email_address] 417-626-6527 w w w . g e s t a l t - l l c . c o m
    2. 2. About Gestalt <ul><li>IT/Business Consulting Firm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Department of Defense (DOD) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy & Utilities (E&U) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>250 People </li></ul><ul><li>9 Offices across the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>50% Year over Year Growth </li></ul>
    3. 3. DOD’s Tech Challenges <ul><li>Agile “Competition” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DOD – Years to create useable tech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Competition” – A trip to RadioShack </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Systems Don’t Talk to Each Other </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Silos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monolithic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proprietary </li></ul></ul>
    4. 5. Deliver functioning software early and often that: Enables The Right Information to get to The Right People at The Right Time Joplin Office’s Mission for Our DOD Customers
    5. 6. Joplin Office’s Tech Service Oriented Architecture Web 2.0 Open Source Enterprise Service Bus RSS, SIP, UDDI, XMPP
    6. 7. What Makes Gestalt Different?
    7. 8. Deliver – Early and Often <ul><li>Functioning, quality software every 30 days or less </li></ul><ul><li>Responsive to customer’s REAL needs </li></ul>
    8. 9. <ul><li>Copyright © 2005, Mountain Goat Software </li></ul>
    9. 10. Self-Managed Teams <ul><li>The Good News? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You’re your own boss </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Bad News? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See good news </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cross-functional </li></ul>
    10. 11. Agile Software Engineering Practices <ul><li>Quality Control From The Start </li></ul><ul><li>Test Driven Development </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Configuration Management </li></ul>
    11. 12. Open Source <ul><li>Use…A Lot </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute Back…Quite A Bit </li></ul><ul><li>Bleeding Edge for The DOD </li></ul>
    12. 13. Open Culture <ul><li>Gestalt != Office Space, Dilbert </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Leadership Open Door Policy </li></ul><ul><li>As Much Visibility as Possible </li></ul><ul><li>“ Social Networking” </li></ul>del.icio.us
    13. 14. This Presentation, Links, Notes, Etc. Will Be Posted to My Blog: <ul><li>Joshuahoover.com </li></ul>

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