17-19 August 2010 | Bangalore, India
Dr. Paul D. Nielsen is the director and chief executive officer of Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute. Since joining the SEI in August 2004, Nielsen has overseen the development and expansion of the CMMI product suite, its partner network, and CERT—SEI’s network/cyber security effort. In addition, he has overseen an increase in research activities related to software architecture, complex systems, and cybersecurity to address both present and future challenges. In all areas, he has expanded interactions with key stakeholders, customers and the global software engineering community.
Prior to joining the SEI in 2004, he served in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Major General after 32 years of distinguished service. For more than four years, he managed the Air Force’s science and technology budget of more than $3 billion annually. He also was the Air Force’s technology executive officer and determined the investment strategy for the full spectrum of Air Force science and technology activities.
Anita Carleton is the Director of the Software Engineering Process Management Program at the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University where she has worked for over 20 years on process measurement, software process improvement, and the Team Software Process. She is the coauthor of a book Measuring the Software Process: Statistical Process Control for Software Process Improvement. She was awarded with a commendation from Dr. Barry Boehm for her leadership in producing measurement definition frameworks for the DoD Software Action Plan.
Before joining the SEI, Ms. Carleton held various technical and management positions at GTE Government Systems in Massachusetts and The Goodyear Technical and Research Center in Ohio. She is a Senior Member of the IEEE Computer Society.
Eileen Forrester is a senior member of the technical staff in the Software Engineering Process Management program at the SEI. She was the co-chair of the International Process Research Consortium and is the SEI leader for the CMMI for Services. Forrester is the developer of TransPlant, a transition-planning process, the editor of the IPRC Process Research Framework, and the lead author of CMMI for Services, Guidelines for Superior Service.
Her current research area is in process-oriented approaches to service delivery, technology change, risk management, and emergent system types. These approaches include GAIT, the CMMI for Services, OCTAVE, MDA, and multi-model improvement approaches. She has more than 30 years of experience in technology transition, strategic planning, process improvement, communication planning, and managing product, service, and non-profit organizations.
Mike Phillips is the CMMI Program Manager at the SEI, a position created to recognize the challenges of leading a team spanning industry, government, and the SEI to create the CMMI Product Suite. Over 75 individuals from over 30 organizations have participated. The team has successfully created versions for systems engineering and software engineering, and then added coverage of the Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD) environment. More recently the team has added coverage of acquisition and service delivery. He is a co-author of the CMMI for Acquisition book. Prior to leading the CMMI effort, Mike was responsible for creating and leading the program team focused on developing effective techniques to successfully transition new technologies and processes into the organizational framework -- assisting the organization in accomplishing Technology Change Management.
As an Air Force senior officer prior to joining the SEI, Mike led an Air Force program office's development and acquisition of the software-intensive B-2 Spirit stealth bomber using integrated product teams. Preceding assignments included leading an 1800 person Test Wing through the initial phases of installation of Total Quality Management.
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