Mike Konrad

Mike Konrad

Principal Researcher

Professional Background

Mike Konrad is a Principal Researcher who has been with the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University since 1988.  As of October 2012, Konrad is the technical leader for two research efforts: 1) Concurrent Deliberation of Requirements and Analysis of Socio-Technical Ecosystem Infrastructure Improvement (CDRASII) and 2) Data-Driven Software Assurance (DDSA). Konrad is also on the SEI team contributing to the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) project.

Prior to 2013, Konrad was involved with CMMI in the following capacities: Chief Architect of CMMI (2009-2012), Chair of the CMMI Configuration Control Board (2001-2006), Leader or co-leader of every team developing a version of CMMI for Development (2000-2010), and Manager of SEI's CMM/CMMI Modeling Team (1994-2012). Konrad was also a member of the International Process Research Consortium (2004-2006).

Prior to 2000, Konrad was a member of the teams that developed the original Software CMM Version 1.0 (1988-1991) and ISO 15504 (1993-1997). 

Prior to the SEI, Mike worked with several companies in computer science-related positions, including ISSI, SAIC, and Honeywell and briefly with George Mason University and the University of Maryland.

Publications (recent or significant)

Mary Beth Chrissis, Mike Konrad, Michele Moss. “Ensuring Your Development Processes Meet Today’s Cyber Challenges.” Crosstalk Feb/Mar 2013.

Mary Beth Chrissis, Mike Konrad, Sandy Shrum. “CMMI(R) for Development: Guidelines for Process Integration and Product Improvement." Third Edition. Pearson Education, 2011.




  • BS, Mathematics, Honors Tutorial College, Ohio University
  • PhD, Mathematics, Ohio University

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