Improving Outcomes Through Agile Project Management
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
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.