a New Organization up to CMMI Level 3 - Again!
Michael D. Harris is a Senior Vice President with
Fidelity Information Services (FIS), a leading software and services
provider for the world's top financial institutions, which is part of
Fidelity National Financial. Mr. Harris joined FIS through its acquisition
of Sanchez in April 2004. At
Sanchez, Mr. Harris was President of the Banking Division and had overall
responsibility for delivering and maintaining Sanchez banking software
solutions, including all software development, testing, and documentation.
Between July 2001 and October 2002, and as the senior vice president of
engineering at Sanchez, Mr. Harris led the engineering group to achieve
CMM Level 3 in 15 months from a "standing start." Net savings on
inspections alone have been over $7.5M since May 2002. Before arriving at
Sanchez in April 2000, Mr. Harris was a senior vice president for
MasterCard International where he was the head of MasterCard's global chip
on CMMI Adoption and SEI Plans for Version 1.2
Mike Konrad is a co-author and co-editor of the
book "CMMI: Guidelines for Process Integration and Product
Improvement” available from Addison-Wesley. Mr. Konrad is also the
manager of the CMMI at the Software Engineering Institutes (SEI) where he
manages the day-to-day activities that support CMMI®. He has been with
the SEI since 1988 and has made significant contributions to the
development of the CMM for Software, the USAF/ASC Software Development
Capability Evaluation method, and ISO 15504. From 1998-2002, Mr. Konrad
was co-lead of the CMMI model development team.
TRACK ONE SPEAKERS
Billi has over 25 years of experience in Software Engineering and over 17
years involvement in Process Improvement. Although currently focusing on
Enterprise Application Integration, Joseph
was VP of Project and Process Management at Automatic Data Processing
(ADP) where he was elected an ADP Fellow. Joseph’s responsibilities
focus on improving the performance of the more than 100 IT groups in ADP.
Prior to joining ADP, Joseph worked for The MITRE Corporation providing
process improvement and appraisal consultation. Earlier, Joseph worked as
a project leader, software developer, and SEPG member for U.S. defense
contractors. Joseph is an SEI Authorized Lead Assessor, SEI Authorized
SCAMPI Lead Appraiser and has completed Lead TickIT Auditor training.
Joseph is co-founder and past-Chair of the North Jersey SPIN and was
co-Chair of the 1996 SEPG National Conference in Atlantic City. Joseph has
a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.
Cases: Good Medicine for Ailing Projects
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 CMM assessment.
An accomplished trainer and lecturer, Lori is now the Director of
Training at SMS. 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
Functional TSPSM to a Maintenance Project
Ellen has over 20 years of first hand experience
in software development, software process improvement, and project
management. Currently a
principal with PS&J Software Six Sigma, Ellen is active in training
and consulting on the application of software process and project
management. Ellen is an SEI
authorized PSPSM instructor and TSPSM launch coach.
She holds an MS in Computer Science & a Masters in Technology
Management from the Stevens Institute of Technology.
and Negotiating IT Service Levels With Your Suppliers
Beech is currently a Group Manager at AT&T Labs in the Consumer CIO
Vendor Management Division. Her current responsibilities include
establishing service levels for new and existing outsourcing contracts.
She has worked at AT&T for 20 years in the area of software
development. For the past 9 years her focus has been on process and
metrics having worked to establish a balanced scorecard, helping
applications achieve SEI Level 2, and supporting the definition of service
levels for outsourcing initiatives.
M. CAGLEY JR.
CMM Flu and Prescription for It
Mr. Cagley is a Managing Senior Consultant for
The David Consulting Group. He is an authority in guiding organizations
through the process of integrating software measurement with model-based
assessments to yield effective and efficient process improvement programs.
Mr. Cagley is a recognized industry expert in the measurement and
estimation of software projects. His areas of expertise encompass
management experience in methods and metrics, quality integration, quality
assurance and the application of the Software Engineering Institute’s
Capability Maturity Model® to achieve process improvements.
Report: Amplifying the CMMI to Address the Open Source Software Phenomena
Boehm has over 25 years of experience in software development.
This has included analysis, design, coding and management.
He has spent the last 15 years concentrating in process
improvement, software development methodologies and measurement.
He is a Quality Assurance Institute (QAI) Certified Software
Quality Analyst (CQSA). He
founded and is the principal consultant at Software Composition
TRACK TWO SPEAKERS
- The Key to Process Institutionalization
has over 30 years of applications development experience in the financial
services industry. He has
managed applications development organizations of up to 70 with
responsibility for the delivery of critical real-time functionality to the
investment managers and information communications to clients and
government agencies. He has
an extensive background in SQA and has established application development
methodologies in three companies. Jim
has spent the last four years managing the process improvement effort of a
large multi-national, financial services firm whose technology group of
over 1000 developers has recently been assessed at CMM Level 3.
- The Key to Process Institutionalization
J. Baptiste is an Assistant Vice President within the process improvement
group. She has been with the
firm 8 years and led the technical work group that developed and
implemented an integrated software development lifecycle (Pershing Project
Lifecycle - PPLC) combining product development and project management
developed and delivered enterprise wide Software Process Improvement,
Software Project Management and Risk Management training to 150+ software
development project managers. Sandra was an Assessment Team Member in the
recent CMM Level 3 Assessment.
Your Level 1 Organization to do Business with Your Level 5 Provider
David Herron is an
acknowledged authority in the use of metrics to monitor the impact of
Information Technology (IT) on the business, on the advancement of IT
organizations to higher levels on the SEI Capability Maturity Model, and
on the governance of outsourcing arrangements.
He assists clients in establishing software measurement, process
improvement, and quality programs. Mr. Herron is a noted author and
lecturer and has addressed audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe.
McKnight has a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering Technology, a
Masters in Organizational Psychology, and is currently enrolled in the
Doctoral program at Capella University.
He is an Authorized Lead Appraiser for both CMM(sw) and CMMI, and a
certified Project Management Professional. He has over 20 years experience
in software development, the last 10 devoted to project management and
process improvement. Will was
the Vice President responsible for process improvement efforts while at
CMMI-Based SPI - A Success Story
James Hlavaty is has
over 20 years of experience in IT starting with his career as a Software
Acquisitions Officer for Space Division, USAF in the 1980s. In the 1990s,
James became a project leader and then Software Process Improvement
manager for Reuters. Following
that, James became a Quality Assurance and Customer Service Manager at a
dot com start. Currently Mr. Hlavaty is an SPI Consultant and Project
Manager working for Wolters-Kluwer.
SCAMPI B and SCAMPI C Update
Gene Miluk is a Senior Member of the Technical
Staff at the SEI. Gene is the
project lead for development of SCAMPI B&C appraisals. For the past 12
years Gene had been working with client organizations undertaking Software
Process Improvement, Software Acquisition Improvement and Technology
Transition. He is an SEI authorized CBA-IPI and SCAMPI lead assessor as
well as a CMM and CMMI instructor. Gene was part of the development team
for the CMMI and a member of the AMIT team developing the SCAMPI A
appraisal method. Prior to joining SEI, Gene was the founder of the Denver
Metrics Group, Inc. He has been a frequent lecturer and an instructor at
several universities. Gene has B.S. in Systems Engineering, an M.S. in
Information Systems and is currently completing a Doctorate in
Organizational Change from Pepperdine University.
Trainer's Perspective on Implementing CMMI
Sharon Miller has over 30
years experience as a software quality consultant with extensive knowledge
of software processes and metrics, including complete knowledge of the CMM
for Software and the CMMI. Ms. Miller has applied these models to software
process improvement activities, process analyses, process appraisals, and
training. Ms. Miller is an American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified
Quality Auditor, an ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer, and an SEI
CMM/CMMI trained SCE evaluator. Her professional affiliations include IEEE
TRACK THREE SPEAKERS
Aspects of Level 4 and Level 5 Metrics That Need to be Understood on the
Journey to Level 2 and Level 3
Jack is authorized to teach SEI’s CMM/CMMI and
is a Lead Assessor and SCAMPI appraiser.
He provides training and consulting for software inspections,
project management, and other SPI related areas. Jack was a visiting
scientist at the SEI and has held various technical and managerial
positions with several companies. He has worked with clients at all
levels, including Levels 4 and 5. He has an MBA from Boston University and
a BS from RPI.
Six Sigma Method to Minimize SCAMPI Costs
Ulrich has been working in the computing industry for over 40 years. His
experience spans both commercial and government contractor programs. He
worked as a developer and manager of developers and has been involved in
all life cycle tasks, from pre-sales activities through operations and
maintenance. Mr. Ulrich is currently the manager of the SCAMPI appraisal
program at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems where his organization has
performed 31 SCAMPI Class A Appraisals. He is responsible for leading the
pool of SCAMPI Lead Appraisers (15) and Appraisal Team Members,
pre-appraisal preparation, and the appraisal themselves. Ron is an SEI
authorized SCAMPI Lead Appraiser and has participated in 22 SCAMPI Class A
Appraisals. He is also an SEI authorized trainer for the
"Introduction to CMMI" class.
Lessons-Learned: (1) Quantifying the Process - A Level 4 Lesson; (2)
Analyzing the Process - A Level 5 Lesson
(Phil) Sperling is the Lead Process Engineer for TELOS·OK and the SEC,
FSSEC in Lawton/Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
He has been guiding the FSSEC through the various stages of CMM and
CMMI-based improvement since March 1991.
Phil served as the AMC and CECOM Software Engineering Officer in
Saudi Arabia and Iraq during Operations “Desert Shield” and “Desert
Storm”. He holds a
Bachelors Degree in Business from the University of Arkansas, and Masters
Degree in Business Finance from Cameron University.
from CMM to CMMI Level 2 or 3: Lessons Learned in the Trenches
Lynne Godfrey is a Senior
Consultant with ProcessWorks,
Inc. Ms Godfrey is authorized
by SEI to participate in SCAMPI and SCE appraisals.
She has 20 years of experience in process improvement, project
management, and software quality assurance with a number of commercial and
non-profit companies, and government agencies.
Most recently she has specialized in providing guidance to
organizations seeking CMM and CMMI compliant processes and performing gap
analyses to identify and prioritize process improvement opportunities.
Agony and the Ecstasy of the Transition to CMMI
Robinsine Sarli, has
been in the IT field for over 24 years, with the last 6 years primarily
managing SPI activities within Mellon Financial Corporation.
In her role as Process Manager at Mellon, she oversees a regional
SEPG group that handles all process development, maintenance and rollout
activities throughout the NY/NJ region.
Ms. Sarli is a member of the Project Management Institute and has
received her PMP certification. She is an SEI Authorized Lead Assessor and
SCAMPI Lead Appraiser and has performed many CMM Level 2 and 3
in a Diverse Environment by Thoughtful Application of Organization
Innovation and Deployment and Technology Change Management
Dreon is the Technology Change Management Lead for a business unit in
Northrop Grumman Information Technology.
She has over 10 years of experience in process improvement and
works for a company that has achieved and maintained CMMI and CMM Level 5. She has an Operations Research M.S. and is an SEI authorized
Software Capability Evaluation Lead.
She enjoys helping projects and groups apply process discipline to
suit their goals and environment.