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Improving Outcomes Through Agile Project Management

Case Studies
By General Dynamics | 7 April 2016

The Combat Identification Server (CIdS) Technology Demonstrator Project (TDP) has been delivered to time, quality and budget using the

Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM®).

This trial application of this method by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) Defence Equipment and Support

(DE&S) has:

l demonstrated the suitability of the application to a DE&S project l provided lessons for the future application of DSDM

l shown the effectiveness of the method in achievement of delivery to time, quality and budget.

The CIdS TDP has been funded by the MoD DE&S Tactical Datalinks Delivery Team (TDL DT) and

delivered by an industry consortium led by General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited. CIdS is a complex

system/software project. The objective is to help clear ‘the fog of war’ by providing a picture in the cockpit of an aircraft of the position

of nearby friendly forces on the ground.