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

Staff Profile

M. Steven Palmquist

Principal Member of Technical Staff

Key Responsibilities

Help civil and defense agency customers determine their best approrach(es) to planning, acquiring, evolving, supporting, and retiring software-intensive systems

Professional Background

Steve is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) (Electrical), a Project Management Professional (PMP) ®, and a Project Management Institute’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®.

Steve leads or supports multi-disciplinary SEI teams working with large, software-intensive government programs across the life-cycle.  He currently leads the SEI's engagement with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA).


Publications (recent or significant)

Parallel Worlds: Agile and Waterfall Differences and Similarities (CMU/SEI-2013-TN-021). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2013


  • BS, Electrical Engineering, US Naval Postgraduate School
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, US Navel Postgraduate School
  • BS, Engineering, University of Minnesota


  • Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Project Management Institute
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute
  • Professioanal Engineeer (PE) - Electrical, State of Florida

Professional Memberships

  • AIAA, Senior Member

Contact M. Steven Palmquist, PE, PMP, PMI-ACP