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2008 Conference Agenda


Monday, October 13, 2008


7:15 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast


8:00 am

Aligning Software Development Projects With Business Needs - A Simple & Effective Requirements Definition Methodology

Tarun Talwar
Mindspan Systems, Inc

Making Process Improvement Work - A Concise Action Guide for Software Managers and Practitioners

Neil Potter, The Process Group
Rules of Engagement

Pat Ferdinandi, Strategic Business Decisions.
Driving Software Process Improvement Through System Testing

Nathan Petschenik, STS Consulting

Agile Project Management

Chris Sims
, Technical Management Institute

9:45 am


10:15 am

Morning Tutorials Continue

11:45 am



12:45 pm

The Recursive Nature of Requirements Development

Tim Kasse
Kasse Initiatives LLC

PPQA Role in Analyzing & Evaluating Metrics Programs

Lori Gottshall, Software Management Solutions, Inc.
Effective Project Retrospectives and Intuitive Risk Management

F. Michael Dedolph, Computer Sciences Corporation
Software Cost Estimating Fundamentals

Joseph Ingemi, PRICE Systems, LLC

Combining RUP and Agile in Software Development

Michael Kaufman
, Advanced Business Automation & Palani Enterprises

2:30 pm


3:00 pm

Afternoon Tutorials Continue

4:30 pm



Tuesday, October 14, 2008


7:00 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall


7:50 am

Welcome Remarks, Logistics, Sponsor Thanks

8:10 am

Morning Keynote Presentation:

The Impact of Web 2.0 on The Software Development Community

Ed Yourdon, Author



CMMI & Process Improvement I CMMI & Process Improvement II Agile Measurements & Estimation Organizations & People 

9:20 am

EXECUTION - the key to success! The Top 10 Steps for Achieving Successful Institutionalization of Processes and Tools

John L Voss, Accenture

CMMI on the Web v1.2

Shane McGraw
& Deen Blash,
Software Engineering Institute

Agile 101: An Introduction and Overview

Chris Sims, Technical Management Institute

Analyzing Defects Can Tell a LOT About a Company

Diane Mizukami-Williams,
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Organizational Change Management (OCM) the missing PA (Process Area)

William C McKnight, Next Level Consultants

10:00 am

Break in the Exhibit Hall

10:30 am

Team for Success: Process Engineering and Quality Assurance

Sharon E. Miller, L3 Communications Command & Control Systems and Software/ILEX Sector

CMMI® Maturity Levels, Not Acting Your Age and Erosion of Continuity - Causes and Cures

Ken Dymond,
Process Transition International, Inc

Agile CMMI: Supercharging process performance Using agile Methods

Jeff Dalton, Broadsword Solutions Corporation

How can we measure the value of IT?

Michael Harris,
David Consulting Group

From Grass Roots to Executive Enthusiasm - The Inside Job of Selling CMMI

Rob Donnellan, Q/P Management

11:20 am

Extreme Auditing: Application of extreme programming in Auditing. A breakthrough in process experimentation in Nedbank

Reinier Olivier
& Amol Tope, Zensar Technologies Ltd

Using Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to Assess Risks to the Global Enterprise due to Process/Application Changes

Vic Nanda, Motorola

Mixing Oil With Water (CMMI meets eXtreme Programming)

Stephen Gristock,
JPMorganChase / Independent Consultant

The Evolution of Software Size : A Search for Value

Arlene F. Minkiewicz, PRICE Systems,LLC

Improvement in Four Dimensions

John H. Maher, Jr., Organization & Process Improvement, Inc.

12:00 pm


12:50 pm

Dessert in Exhibit Hall - Drawings for Book Prizes

1:10 pm  

Afternoon Keynote Presentation:

The Role of Software Architecture in System Development and Evolution

Linda Northrop, Director of the Product Line Systems Program, The Software Engineering Institute


CMMI & Process Improvement I CMMI & Process Improvement II General Topics General Topics General Topics

2:10 pm

Work On Your Engineering Business, Not In It.

Rolf Reitzig, cognence, inc

Documentation Diet

Neil Potter, The Process Group

Using Automated Frameworks to Facilitate Early and Frequent Testing

Steve Orlich
& Denise Chester, Minitab Inc.

Secure SDLCs Compared

Kenneth R. van Wyk, KRvW Associates, LLC

Test Driven Architecture

Joseph N Frisina, BAE Systems

2:50 pm

Break in the Exhibit Hall - Drawings for Book Prizes

3:20 pm

The Last Phase in Process Change - Deployment

Barbara A. Tyson,
Software Engineering Group

CMMI-SVC : Get Ready… Here it Comes

Craig Hollenbach
& Marilyn Ginsberg-Finner Northrop Grumman and Eileen Forrester, Software Engineering Institute

An introduction to ITIL V3 and its impact on software processes

Richard Horwitz, BearingPoint

Design of IT Release Management Process using Blended DMAIC & DFSS Methodology

Neeraj Katare & Dr.Prasad Chitimalla, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd

Importance of Traceability to Design for White Box Testing

Alice C Brown, Haemonetics, Inc.

4:10 pm

Closing Keynote Presentation:

Putting the Engineering in Software Engineering: Technology Infrastructure in Process Improvement

Dr. Adam Kolawa, Co-founder and CEO of Parasoft

5:00 pm

Drawings for Super Prizes


"Great to see some real-life experiences with new models."
Bob Ross
BusinessEdge Solutions

"Thank you very much for the opportunity to speak at your outstanding forum!  I really enjoyed the sessions and plan to leverage some of the information in my organization."
Kimberly Fix

"A day of learning and discovery."  
Victoria Tomasovic

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