Jim McHale joined the SEI in 1999 following 20 years in industry as a software engineer, system designer, project leader, and manager, including projects on control systems for diverse applications such as steel mills, power plants, robotics, and transportation. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
McHale is an authorized TSP coach, a SCAMPI Lead Appraiser candidate, and he teaches the PSP and TSP course suite at the SEI as well as Introduction to CMMI. He has also co-authored several technical reports relating TSP to process improvement models such as CMM and CMMI. His current work involves developing practical guidance for an accelerated improvement method that could be used by CMMI implementers and SCAMPI appraisal teams.