Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University

Staff Profile

Linda Parker Gates

Civil Sector Lead

Key Responsibilities

Linda Parker Gates is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff and the Civil Sector Lead in the Client Technical Solutions Directorate, managing CTSD's portfolio of non-DoD federal work. She has over 25 years of experience in strategic planning, organizational improvement, process improvement, technology transition, and related fields. Her current work focuses on organizational change and strategy development for federal agencies.

Professional Background

Gates has supported numerous government agencies in transitioning improvement strategies to their organizations. She specializes in strategic planning, performance improvement implementation, technology transition, and change management. She has contributed to the development of major SEI technologies, including the Integrated Strategic Planning Framework, the Process Change Methodology, the Mastering Process Improvement training course, and the Defining Software Processes training course. Gates joined the SEI in 1989.  Before rejoining the SEI in 1996, Gates was a Member of the Technical Staff for two years at the Software Productivity Consortium in Herndon, Virginia. There she developed the Consortium's process engineering methodology and accompanying training course and worked with numerous industry clients.  Gates is a Senior Examiner on the Baldrige Board of Examiners, where she reviews applications for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. She has Board since 2011.

Publications (recent or significant)

  • What Will It Take to Achieve Agility-at-Scale? Douglas Schmidt, Anita Carlton, Linda Parker Gates, Erin Harper, Mary Ann Lapham. Cutter IT Journal, November 2012.
  • Strategic Planning: Developing Business Drivers for Performance Improvement, Linda Parker Gates. SEI Blog Series (blog.sei.cmu.edu), November, 2012.
  • Toward Agile Strategic Planning, Linda Parker Gates. SEI Blog Series (blog.sei.cmu.edu), March, 2012.
  • Strategic Planning with Critical Success Factors and Future Scenarios, Linda Parker Gates. SEI Blog Series (blog.sei.cmu.edu), February, 2011.
  • Strategic Planning with Critical Success Factors and Future Scenarios, CMU/SEI-2010-TR-037, November 2010.
  •  IT Strategic Planning with Critical Success Factors and Future Scenarios. Linda Parker Gates. Architecture and Governance Magazine. April 15, 2011.
  • SEI AJ Award Winner for Innovation as the Team Lead for the Veterans Affairs IT Strategic Planning, May, 2006.
  • SEI AJ Award Nomination for Innovation as a team member for Veterans Affairs CoreFLS Lessons Learned, April, 2005.
     

 

Education

  • M Arch, Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University
  • BA, Computer Science, Denison University

Certifications/Licenses

    Certified Change Manager, ProSci
    ,Project Management Masters Certificate, University of Pittsburgh
    ,Certified Enterprise Architect, Carnegie Mellon University

Professional Memberships

  • Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award Board of Examiners

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