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2007 Conference Agenda


Monday, October 29, 2007


7:45 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 am

Applying Agile and Software Development Techniques to Process Development

Nelson Perez
Sierra’s Edge, Inc

Bridging the Gap Between Business Strategy and Software Measurement

Dr. Carolyn Seaman and Myrna Regardie, Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering Maryland
Practical CMMI

Cynthia Wise, Process Transition International, Inc.
Justifying, Initiating, Establishing, and Measuring a CMMI-based Improvement Effort

Rolf W. Reitzig, Cognence, inc.

Software Verification and Validation for Practitioners and Managers

Steven R. Rakitin
, Software Quality Consulting, Inc.

10:30 am


11:00 am

Tutorials Continue

12:30 pm


1:30 pm

Tutorials Continue

3:00 pm


3:30 pm

Tutorials Continue

5:00 pm



Tuesday, October 30, 2007


7:15 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall


8:00 am

Welcome Remarks, Logistics, Sponsor Thanks

8:15 am

Morning Keynote Presentation:

Patterns of Project Management: From Adrenalin junkies to Template Zombies

Tim Lister, Principal of the Atlantic Systems Guild



Process Improvement  CMMI Agile Measurements & Estimation Organizations & People 

9:30 am

Adopting Process One Bite at a Time

David West, Ivar Jacobson Consulting, Americas

Making Process Improvement Work

Mary Sakry,
The Process Group

Agile and the Declaration of Interdependence: A new approach to Process Improvement Projects?

Michael Harris, David Consulting Group

A Case Study on Implementing an Organizational Measurement Program

Cheryl Saar and
Tim Hadfield , Allstate Insurance Company

Developing Change Agent Skills: Generating "Buy-In" at the Departmental Level

Richard Horwitz, BearingPoint

10:10 am

Break in the Exhibit Hall

10:40 am

Do’s and Don’ts of Process Improvement

Pat O'Toole, PACT

Capably Applying CMMI - With Maturity! (CMMI best practices)

Stephen Gristock,
JPMorganChase / Independent Consultant

A Process Architecture for Agile Implementation of CMMI

Hillel Glazer, Entinex, Inc.

Project Quality Index - A Means for Quantifying Quality

Vijendra Mishra,
Satyam Computer Services Limited

Weapons of influence - Selling Your Improvement Initiative

Rob Donnellan,
Q/P Management Group

11:30 am

Maximizing Associate Potential Using The People Capability Maturity Model (PCMM)

Sandra J. Baptiste, Pershing, LLC

Decision Analysis and Resolution: Tools to Make it Work

Sharon Miller, L3 Communications ILEX Systems

Some better practices for Mastering Project Scope while Embracing Agile Project Management

Rajesh Sahu & Sudhendu Das,
Citi - Markets & Banking Technology

Untethered Activities - The Real Reason for Schedule Slips

Rolf W. Reitzig, cognence, inc

The Overcommitted Organization: A Proposal to Fail and Possible Ways Out

L.D. Robinson, MIDCOM

12:10 pm


1:20 pm  

Afternoon Keynote Presentation:

Leveraging Process for Success

Rajesh Hukku, Chairman, i-flex and General Manager and Senior VP, Financial Services Global Business Unit, Oracle Corporation


Process Improvement CMMI General Topics General Topics Organizations & People

2:20 pm

CMMI® as an Afterthought: Aligning Software Process with Business Domain in a non-CMMI World

Ivan Handojo, NJ Manufacturers Insurance Group

Building a Real-time Process and Product Quality Assurance Audit Process

William C McKnight, Next Level Consultants LLC

Enabling Software Process Using Team Foundation Server

Brian R. Hackerson,

Taking Software Requirements from Hearsay to Analysis

Larry Bernstein, Stevens Institute of Technology

The Need for IT Change Management

David Herron, IT Decisions Coaching

3:00 pm

Break in the Exhibit Hall

3:30 pm

Automation: The Key to Successful Project Management Institutionalization

Jim Costello, Pershing, LLC

CMMI on the Web

Shane McGraw & Deen Blash, Software Engineering Institute

Aligning CMMI and ITIL - Where am I and Which Way Should I Go

Pat Mitryk, cognence, Inc.

Peer Review - The Glue that Binds Quality to Standards

Robert Sarlo, Accenture

Convincing Management to Create and Maintain a Process

Justin Poggioli, Viecore

4:20 pm

Afternoon Keynote Presentation:

CMMI Version 1.2 and Beyond!

Mike Phillips, CMMI Program Manager, Software Engineering Institute

5:10 pm



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