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Agile Delivery for Agencies Programs & Teams

ADAPT was created in 2011 as the result of the first AFEI event on adoption of Agile Methods in the Defense Department.  Initially it's focus was on DoD, but as ADAPT evolved and grew it became engaged with other Federal agencies who are adopting Agile methods for their software systems acquisitions and trying to understand best practices.  Today ADAPT  collaborates across many agencies to address compelling reasons for use of Agile, along with obstacles and challenges.


The Agile Delivery for Agencies, Programs & Teams (ADAPT) is composed of industry and government representatives who are interested in advancing the adoption of agile methods in software acquisition.

The purpose of ADAPT is to facilitate industry-government interaction in policy, legal/contractual and technical areas directly related to understanding, assessing and implementing agile methods in programs, projects and procurements.  Such interaction is intended to promote understanding of agile methods , when they are appropriate for use, and how they may be implemented within the context of information system acquisition. 

Product Owners

The ADAPT Product Owners are:

Suzette Johnson, Northrop Grumman   Contact
Richard Cheng, Excella Consulting   Contact
Dave Chesebrough, AFEI

Core leadership team members are:

Suzette Johnson, Northrop Grumman Contact
Ken Mills, Version One Contact
Richard Turner, Stevens Institute Contact


The objectives of ADAPT are to:

  • Build a community of practitioners and proponents of agile methods  to include the acquisition arena and to showcase proven techniques, and associated concepts, tools and training.
  • Promote understanding of agile methods and their implications, adoption requirements, and benefits.
  • Host agile workshops series that focuses on bringing together recognized experts in the agile domain to address specific agile adoption challenges in information systems acquisition and make the outcomes publicly available.

ADAPT encourages the community to send us topics of interest in planning content for Open Meetings and the Annual Agile in Government Summit. 
For information on events for Agile events with ADAPT, check out the Events To contribute agile related suggestions, problems/solutions, use cases please contact
Tammy Kicker at


ADAPT Meetup - Overcoming the Barriers to Agile Adoption
September 14, 2015


 ‭(Hidden)‬ Better Buying Power

ADAPT has published its White Paper Achieving Better Buying Power 2.0 For Software Acquisition: Agile Methods and submitted it for consideration to USD (AT&L), DoD CIO and DCMO.

Download the paper here.


Participation in ADAPT is open to individuals from Government and Industry who have an interest in advancing the adoption    of agile software development methods in the Department of Defense as well as the Federal government in general.

Participants are expected to contribute to accomplishing the objectives of ADAPT.

Contact Tammy Kicker ( for more information.


Asynchrony Solutions



CGI Federal


Elliasen Group

Excella Consulting

Lockheed Martin

MACE Fusion Center


MIT Lincoln Lab


Northrop Grumman




Rally Software




Stevens Institute

Steel Thread Software


US Navy