Unsuccessful IT programs have been making headlines lately, and overcoming the factors that often contribute to failure requires innovative approaches. The Software Engineering Institute and IBM Federal SOA Institute are sponsoring a free conference to present ideas that may improve the outcomes of future Federal IT programs.

If youíre involved with the Federal IT community, donít miss this opportunity to learn how to improve the effectiveness of Federal IT programs. Specific attention will be given to the difficulties created by the scale of major government programs, the complexity of both the technical environment (including system of systems), and the development organization (many times being multiple federal contractors), and unique government requirements when lives or national security may be at stake. Program and policy staff will learn about the big ideas that should be considered to improve the effectiveness of any new IT program, while IT professionals will hear of best practices from the leading experts in the field of software engineering.

When: March 31, 2009

Time: 8:00 am Ė 5:00 pm EDT

Software Engineering Institute
NRECA Building
4301 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA

Sponsored by: The Software Engineering Institute and Federal SOA Institute

There is no charge for this event, but you must register:


For more information and to view the agenda, visit http://www.sei.cmu.edu/news-at-sei/w...ingchange.html