Delivering a compliant product is a resource intensive and challenging activity for most teams. Whether a team is trying to adhere to company, industry, or international standards, it needs to produce deliverables under tight deadlines with the right level of quality.

When you work with Forensic teams the stakes are high! Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is a new forensic DNA sequencing technology which can result in increased detection ability for degraded and complex mixture samples. It can also provide ancestry and physical trait information which help's narrow down suspects.

Join Aprajita Mathur as she shares how her team successfully built the first Forensics, NGS “sample-to-answer” platform, working in a cross-functional team, using a scrum-based methodology, yet in a compliant environment. For her team, the stakes were high, timelines tight, and quality was of upmost importance to ensure the truth is always found: An integrated “sample to answer” solution to aid forensic investigation teams must be accurate, precise, reliable, and provide information in the timescales of investigation. Aprajita discusses myths about software development in regulatory space. Take away agile practices that deliver compliant products, using agile artifacts to meet specifications with minimum effort, release after release.


Outline/Structure of the Case Study

  • My Introduction
  • The next 45 minutes in summary , and whats in for the audience
  • Background of usecase at hand - First Next Generation Sequencing Forencics Sample- Answer Solution.
  • Audience Interaction - What crime shows have they watched , stats on TV vs reality !
    • why building this solution so important .
  • AgileBut - Agile Practices we had in place , But !
    • Audience interaction - have you seen this before ?
  • What we uncovered in the land of agile-regulations (is that even a thing ? )
  • What we improved
    • Audience interaction - I am all done ! (this generally gets peoples attention , and they raise questions, which leads me into the next section )
  • What we further improved
  • What worked
  • Gottcha’s - who would have thought !
  • Learnings
    • Audience interaction - Questions , usecases , other things they have observed.

Learning Outcome

  • Impactful Agile practices to deliver compliant products
  • Using agile artifacts to meet specifications with minimum effort, release after release.
  • Myths about software development in regulatory space
  • Approach to analyze why agile transformation may not be impactful already

Target Audience

Anyone working in an industry with regulations like medical devices, insurance , aerospace who are trying to move towards agile development . Or anyone who is struggling to move there processes to agile methodology but are unsuccessful due to organizational or team resistance

Prerequisites for Attendees

Have questions ready for agile transformation issues they have encountered , so they can benefit for conversations that happen during this session.



schedule Submitted 1 year ago

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