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Speakers 2003



Risk Management is Project Management for Adults

Tim Lister is a principal of the Atlantic Systems Guild, Inc., based in the New York office. He divides his time between consulting, teaching, and writing. Tim is co-author with his partner, Tom DeMarco, of the new book, Waltzing With Bears: Managing Risk on Software Projects (Dorset House, 2003). His article, written with Tom DeMarco, Both Sides Always Lose: Litigation of Software Intensive Contracts, was the feature article in the February 2000 issue of the journal, CrossTalk.

He is working on tailoring software development processes using software risk management techniques. He is on the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository Technology Advisory Council, and is a member of the Cutter IT Trends Council. For the Cutter IT Trends Council he has written the majority opinion on Internet2, Continuous Partial Attention, and Risk Management.

Tim Lister and Tom DeMarco are also co-authors of Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams, 2nd Edition (Dorset House, 1999).
  Tim is a member of the I.E.E.E. and the A.C.M.  He also serves as a panelist for the American Arbitration Association, arbitrating disputes involving software and software services.





Getting Started in Process Improvement: The First Five Years Are the Hardest

Ken Dymond worked under Watts Humphrey in the SEI Process Program and is an SEI-authorized lead assessor.  His book A Guide to the CMM®, translated into French, Spanish, Japanese and German, is used worldwide by process improvement teams. He originated the pictogram method for visualizing processes in A Guide to the CMM and wrote the Assessment Coordinator’s Handbook, published by his company, Process Transition International, Inc.  He is an authorized instructor for Introduction to CMMI®.


CMMI Overview & Q/A Session

Joseph Billi has over 23 years of experience in Software Engineering. He has been involved in Process Improvement for more than 15 years.

Joseph is currently Vice President of Project and Process Management at Automatic Data Processing (ADP) where he was elected an ADP Fellow in October 2000. His responsibilities focus on improving the performance ADP 100 Information Technology (IT) organizations through process improvement, technology adoption and standardization.

Joseph is an SEI Authorized Lead Assessor. He is also co-founder of the North SPIN, and was co-Chair of the 1996 SEPG Conference.
Joseph has a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.






Process Improvement in a Commercial Environment

Kimberly Fix is the First Vice President, Director of Process and Quality for CitiTech’s Global Electronic Customer e-Delivery within Citibank.  She has been with Citibank for 13 years and has worked in the field of software engineering process improvement for 10 of those years.  She is a SEI Authorized Lead Assessor and an authorized instructor for SEI’s Introduction to the Capability Maturity Model course.   Kim has extensive experience in implementing process improvement using the CMM as the framework.  With significant management experience, Kim has a real-world understanding of the complexity of making changes in information technology environments and the importance of tying these changes to business objectives.  Kim has also held process and quality positions within the Data Center, Architecture and Emerging Technologies and the corporate bank.  Prior to joining Citibank, she worked with Financial Technology International, a subsidiary of U.S. Trust.



Supercharge Your SPI Results Through Focused Team Training

Lori has 35 years experience in systems development and back office operations in the Financial Services industry.  In 1995, while at Merrill Lynch, Lori switched her focus from systems development to software process improvement when she participated in a Capability Maturity Model assessment.   An accomplished trainer and lecturer, Lori is now the Director of Training at Software Management Solutions.  Prior to Merrill Lynch, she worked at the Bank of Montreal, Citicorp, Continental Insurance and Sears, Roebuck. She holds an MBA in Finance from Rutgers, and has also done postgraduate work at NJIT and the New York Institute for Finance.



How a Large Financial Software Department Found its Way to Level 2

Carl Hagelin has been in financial software development for 23 years.  He has been with Pershing, a major outsourcer of brokerage services, for nine years as it moved from DLJ to Credit Suisse First Boston, and now Bank of New York.  His focus turned to the software process five years ago when he served on the fledgling project office.  Carl trained in CMM and established an SEPG which he has chaired for four years.  Pershing is currently implementing CMM Level 3 across its 1200-person global US and India software organization. 



Maturing the Corporate Culture for Process Improvement

Jim is the Director of Quality and Process Engineering at L-3 Communications ILEX Systems.  He planned and coordinated the SPI Program that moved his organization from CMM Level 1 to Level 3 in approximately 15 months. 

Jim has over 20 years of software engineering, testing, quality assurance, program management, and software process improvement experience.  His degrees include a BS in Information Systems and Sciences and an MS in Software Engineering.


A Practical Approach to Process Improvement
Lawrence Medici has over twenty years experience in Information Technology.  Mr. Medici began his career in Software Development at Bankers Trust.  He has performed software development for The American Broadcasting Company (ABC), AT&T and Merrill Lynch.  He has managed major development efforts for Merrill Lynch and was a Technical Adviser to their Technology Audit Department.  Mr. Medici managed a successful process improvement effort for Merrill’s Corporate Systems Organization and at that time became a certified CMM Instructor.  He has performed Change Management process consulting and was the Director of IS Process for The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P).   






Six Sigma and Software Process Improvement

Steve Janiszewski - Steve has 30 years of experience in all phases of software development, management, and process improvement. As software engineering manager in Teterboro, New Jersey, Steve, together with Ellen George (then the head of the SEPG), led his organization to be become the first CMM® Level 4 site within the AlliedSignal corporation. Prior to joining PS&J, Steve was the Director of the Honeywell corporate System and Software Six Sigma organization. Steve is an SEI authorized PSPSM instructor and TSPSM Launch Coach. He holds a MS and Ph.D. in theoretical physics from NYU.

Trustworthy Software - Analysis for Software Reliability

Larry is the Industry Research Professor of Software Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ.  He teaches software engineering and manages their new Master’s program in Quantitative Software Engineering. He is on the Board of Center for National Software Studies and Director of the NJ Center for Software Engineering.


He had a 35-year distinguished career at Bell Laboratories managing large software projects.  Many of the projects were in deep trouble when Larry took them on and he made most of them a success.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and of the Association for Computing Machinery. 

The Team Software Process (TSP): Meeting the Need for Agility

Alan Willett works for the Software Engineering Institute.  He is a member of the team developing the Team Software Process. Alan has 20+ years of experience in software development.  He has written software, managed software development projects, participated on various Engineering Process Groups, and is a TSP launch coach. Alan has a Masters of Science in the Management of Technology.

Using PSM to Implement Measurement in CMMI-Based Process Improvement

With over 20 years experience, Paul Janusz is a key member of the US Army TACOM-ARDEC's Practical Software and Systems Measurement (PSM) project, leading its implementation on Army programs and improving their cost, schedule, and technical performance. As part of TACOM-ARDEC’s CMMI Level 3 process improvement activities, he developed procedures for performance management, measurement and analysis, estimation, risk management and decision support analysis. This was done by integrating the PSM, CMMI, and ISO/IEC standards with hands-on experience.

Return on Investment Using Software Inspections

Don O’Neill is a seasoned software engineering manager and technologist currently serving as an independent consultant. Following his twenty-seven year career with IBM’s Federal Systems Division, Mr. O’Neill completed a three year residency at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI) under IBM’s Technical Academic Career Program.

He is a founding member of the Washington DC Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) and the National Software Council (NSC) and serves as the Executive Vice President of the Center for National Software Studies (CNSS). 
He is a collaborator with the Center for Empirically-based Software Engineering (CeBASE).  Mr. O’Neill has a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Dickinson College in Carlisle,  Pennsylvania.