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Thursday, April 19 • 11:25am - 11:55am
Cost of Delay--How PCF Helped Demonstrate the DoD Can't Afford Business as Usual - Capt Bryon Kroger & Tory Galvin, United States Air Force

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In partnership with Pivotal Labs, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) and Defense Innovation Unit Experiment (DIUx) are demonstrating that cloud-native cycle times can lead to astronomical impacts. Our implementation of PCF paired with the "Pivotal Way" decreased our initial release time from an average of five years down to 120 days! Additionally, as opposed to 1-2 year update cycles on minor releases, we have now achieved continuous delivery. In the case of our first application in production, doing business the old way would have resulted in a $391M cost of delay. Rather than focusing on Total Life Cycle Cost to make decisions, the proposal is to demonstrate the Cost of Delay to inform and guide.


Victoria Galvin

United States Air Force
An Operations Research Analyst for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center that has provided cost estimates for weapon systems including: aircraft, tactical data links, satellites, sensors and now focusing on software cost estimating. Her integrated schedule/cost analysis work... Read More →
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Bryon Kroger

Chief Operations Officer, United States Air Force
An Intelligence Officer turned Product Owner, Bryon now serves as COO for Kessel Run at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. Having been on the receiving end of poor software from the Defense Acquisitions Cycle for seven years, he has a deep appreciation for just how steep... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2018 11:25am - 11:55am
Meeting Room 258B
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