Systems Engineering Seminar

Lean Startup Method (LSM) for Collaborative Initial Project Planning

Presented by:
Michael E. Pafford; INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 1:00 pm
Building 3 Auditorium


"Getting It Right, Right From the Start!" Discussions on Lean Startup Method (LSM) and Agile tools and techniques being used by systems and software engineers, as well as managers and other key stakeholders, to collaboratively develop Initial Work Items for current and modern system solution projects. Lessons Learned as Lead Systems Engineer on an Agile Scrum software product development team, and introducing LSM and Agile in a Computer Science and Programming Research Team for software product improvement are also discussed, as well as initial planning for a Micro-Grid Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) system solution project.


Michael E. (Mike) Pafford has over 45 years of active duty military, FFRDC, Commercial Industry, and UARC experience in the concept, design, architecting, development, testing, operations, and management of complex socio-technical and cyber-physical system solutions. Mike recently retired from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) as a Command, Control, Communications, and Computer (C4) Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Project Manager. He is Past President of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Chesapeake Chapter, and is currently a Software Systems Engineering Instructor in the JHU Whiting School of Engineering MS in Systems Engineering curriculum.


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