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CMMI Technology Conference and User Group
November 15-18, 2004
 
 
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CMMI Technology Conference and User Group

Monday, 15 November 2004

   Track 1

Systems Engineering Tutorial by Mr. Tim Kasse, Kasse Initiatives

Engineering Systems Thinking by Mr. Tim Kasse, Kasse Initiatives

Systems Engineering and Systems Management Overview by Mr. Tim Kasse, Kasse Initiatives

Processes for Engineering a System EIA - 632 by Mr. Tim Kasse, Kasse Initiatives

Product Lifecycles by Mr. Tim Kasse, Kasse Initiatives

Requirements Engineering by Mr. Tim Kasse, Kasse Initiatives

Systems Architectures by Mr. Tim Kasse, Kasse Initiatives

Interfaces by Mr. Tim Kasse, Kasse Initiatives

Risk Management for Systems Engineering by Mr. Tim Kasse, Kasse Initiatives

Product IntegrationVerification Validation by Mr. Tim Kasse, Kasse Initiatives

Systems Engineering Questions and Answers by Mr. Tim Kasse, Kasse Initiatives

Systems Engineering References by Mr. Tim Kasse, Kasse Initiatives

“LESS is, in fact, MORE!” by Ralph Porter, Deputy Director, Integrated Process & Quality
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS)

Track 2

Adopting CMMI for Small Organizations by Sandra Cepeda, Software Engineering Directorate (SED), Cepeda System & Software Analysis, Inc (CSSA) and Jack Conway, ASI

Track 3

CMMI Acquisition Module by Mr. Brian Gallagher, Software Engineering Institute

Track 4

CMMI SCAMPI Distilled by Mr. Aaron Clouse, Raytheon Company

Wanton Integration of Wanton Integration of Everything Statistically Everything Statistically Tantalizing (WIEST)
Or How the WIEST Was Won
by Mr. Mike Post

Track 5

Moving from the SW-CMM to CMMI by Ralph Williams, President, Cooliemon, LLC

Track 7

Managing Technical People by Mr. Girish Seshagiri, Advanced information Services, Inc.

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Tuesday, 16 November 2004
Session A:

Welcome and Opening Remarks:

Session B:

CMMI Current State and Future Plans Executive Plenary Panel by Mr. Bob Rassa, Industry CMMI Chair, Raytheon

DoD Systems Engineering and CMMI by Mr. Mark Schaeffer, Director, Systems Engineering

Executive Plenary Panel

What Beyond CMMI is Needed to Help Assure Program/Mission Success? by Ms. Linda Mills, VP, Mission Assurance & Six Sigma, Northrop Grumman

Beyond CMMI Flawless Execution In The Information Age by Dr. John Tracy, VP, Engineering Boeing Integrated Defense Systems

What Beyond CMMI Is Needed to HelpAssure Program/Project Success? by Mr. Arthur Pyster, VP, Director of Systems Engineering and Integration

What Beyond What Beyond CMMI CMMI Is Needed Is Needed for Program Success? — Pulling Value Through the Product Lifecycle — by Mr. Ronald F. Paulson, VP, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Luncheon Speaker:

The Role of CMMI in Mission Assurance by Mr. John Grimm, Vice President, Engineering Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems

Track 1

The Ten Most Common Excuses for Not Engaging in Process Improvement - and What to do About It! by Brian Groarke, SSC San Diego

Coordinating Process Improvement in Multiple Geographically Dispersed Development Organizations Using CMMI by Aldo Dagnino and Andrew Cordes, ABB Inc.

Using Continuous Models as “Dynamic and Specific Staged Models” for Process Improvement by Clenio F. Salviano, CenPRA-MCT

A Methodology for Determining the Organization’s Readiness for Process Improvement by Aldo Dagnino,
ABB Inc.

The Look and Feel of a Successful CMMI Successful CMMI Implementation Implementation by Mr. Tim Kasse, Kasse Initiatives

Track 2

Applying CMMI Generic Practices with Good Judgment by Dr. Rick Hefner, Northrop Grumman

Staged Representation Considered Harmful? by Dr. Terence Rout, Software Quality Institute, Griffith University
Queensland, Australia


The Explicit Relationship Between CMMI and Project Risks by Mr. Warren Scheinin, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems

Criteria for Lessons Learned (LL) by Mr. Thomas R. Cowles, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems

Track 3

“ABB Training of Internal CMMI Class ‘B’ & ‘C’ Appraisal Team Members” by Mr. Dennis Brantly, ABB, Inc.

Tool to Facilitate CMMI Tool to Facilitate CMMI Appraisals by Mr. Wes Sweetser, Jr., NASA

CMMI Level 5 Lessons Learned by Mr. Steven Thompson, Director, Quality Assurance BAE Systems

The SCAMPI Appraisal Method: Top Ten Myths (2004 Edition) by Mr. Jack R. Ferguson, Manager, SEI Appraisal Program

Track 4

Evidence about Impact and Value Added: One Year Later by Dr. Dennis R. Goldenson, Software Engineering Institute

Examining the Test Process: Predicting the Return on Investment of a Process Change by Dr. David M. Raffo, Portland State University

Measuring the Economic ROI and Benefits of CMMI-based Improvements in Private Industry by Dr. Aldo Dagnino, ABB Inc.

Track 5

Designing Your Tailoring Approach to Help Achieve Higher Levels of Maturity by Ms. Diane Williams (Mizukami), Northrop Grumman

Experiences in Root Cause Analysis and Defect Prevention Methods by Ms. Kelly L. Lanier, Raytheon

High Maturity Practices in Quality Assurance By Mr. Steven Thompson, BAE Systems


Track 6

CMMI and Process Deployment to New Disciplines by Mr. James Armstrong, SPC

Extending a Product-Based Enterprise-Wide Process Framework to Include Services-Based Efforts by Mr. Dave Walden, General Dynamics

Interpreting CMMI for Business Development Organizations by Mr. Don Beynon, Carnegis Mellon Software Engineering Institute

Track 7

CMMI For Small Business by Mr. Nat Guadagnino, PMP Onboard Software, Inc.

CMMI for Small Projects and Organizations Zero to CMMI Level 3 by Ms. Allison Heinen, Mnemonics, Inc.

Software Plans in Less Than a Week by Ms. Melissa Olson, Raytheon

Strategies for Implementing the CMMI Project Management Process Category by Ms. Susan Byrnes, Natural SPI, Inc.

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Wednesday, 17 November 2004

Track 1

A Methodology for Determining the Organization’s Readiness for Process Improvement by Dr. Aldo Dagnino,
ABB Inc.

Synergy Beyond Expectations – Integrating Engineering Processes by Ms. Sally Cheung, Raytheon

Tips for Leveraging Process Optimization (CMMISMML 5) with Strategic Planning by Dr. Mary Anne Herndon
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)

CMMI Overview for Executives by Ms. Sandy Shrum, Software Engineering Institute

Understanding Model Representations and Levels: What Do They Mean? by Ms. Mary Beth Chrissis, Software Engineering Institute

Fast Track to CMMI Implementation by Ms. Jennifer Turgeon, Honeywell FM&T

Enhanced Process Improvement with Automated Workflow Management Tools by Mr. Fred Roberts, General Dynamics

Team-of Four Powerful Mechanism for Deployment by Ms. Laurie Haack, Raytheon

Track 2

A Comprehensive Survey of Risk Sources and Categories A Comprehensive Survey of Risk Sources and Categories by Mr. Warren Scheinin, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Decision Analysis and Resolution: “Can This Process Area Be Used Across Organizations and Disciplines?” by Mr. Gary F. Norausky, Norausky Process Solutions, Inc.

Tools for Decision Analysis and Resolution by Dr. Richard D. Stutzke, SAIC

How to Develop Highly Useable CMMI Documentation by Mr. Ralph Williams, Cooliemon, LLC

How to Define Short and Usable CMMISM Based Processes by Mr. Tim Olson, Quality Improvement Consultants, Inc.

CMMI Based Risk Management by Ms. Kathy Lundeen, DCMA

Incorporate CMMI with Corporate Governance Using Enterprise Software Change Management Solutions by Mr. Tim Ruzbacki, MKS Software Inc.

Generic Practices – What Do What Do They Really Mean? by Ms. Sandra L. Cepeda, Cepeda Systems and Software Analysis, Inc.

Track 3

SCAMPISM Class B Appraisals in the Software Engineering Division At WR-ALC by Dr. Tom Christian,
Warner Robins Air Logistics Center

Lessons Learned from the SCAMPI B and SCAMPI C Development Pilots by Ms. Lynn Penn, Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems & Solutions

Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems & Solutions by Ms. Lynn Penn, Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems & Solutions

Appraisal Preparation Lessons Learned by Ms. Julie Schmarje, Raytheon

Lessons Learned Using the Comprehensive Appraisal Method (CAM) for Performing Interim Progress Appraisals by Mr. Paul D. Byrnes, Integrated Systems Diagnostics

A Universal Classification System for CMMI Artifacts by Ms. Julie Schmarje, Raytheon

Best Practice Panel for CMMI Class B and Class C by Ms. Margaret Glover, Software Engineeering Institute

SCAMPISM C ++ to C How much is enough? by Ms. Margaret Glover, Software Engineeering Institute

Lessons Learned Preparing Process Implementation Indicator Descriptions (PIIDs) by Mr. Raymond Kile, Center for Systems Management

Acquisition Pilot: SCAMPI B and C with Lessons Learned by Mr. Charles J. Ryan, Software Engineering Institute

A Family of SCAMPI Appraisal Methods by Mr. Charles J. Ryan, Software Engineering Institute

USED CARS and LEAD APPRAISERS - Lessons Learned - by Mr. Timothy Davis, Raytheon

Track 4

Acquisition and the CMMISM - An Update by Mr. Mike Bloom, MITRE Corporation

Case Study: Realizing 40% Software Development Productivity Improvements Using RUP, Agile, CMM/CMMI, and
Organizational Transformation Methods
by Mr. Rolf W. Reitzig, Cognence, Inc.

CMMI Level 5: Return on Investment for Raytheon N TX by Ms. Donna Freed, Raytheon

System Engineering Cost Collection Codes at Raytheon SAS by Mr. Thomas R. Cowles, Raytheon

Planning for Return on Investment for CMMI™ Process Improvement by J.Perry, Mellon University

I B Technology Examples of CMMI Benefits by Mr. James Tower, JP Morgan Chase Investment Bank

Evidence about the Benefits of CMMI: What’s Next? by Mr. Dennis Goldenson, SEI

Performance Modeling by The David Consulting Group, Inc.

DACS ROI Dashboard by Mr. Tom McGibbon, ITT

CMMI Advantages Return on Investment ?????? by Ms. Ms. Lynn Penn, Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems & Solutions

Evolving a Measurement Program for Systems and Software Engineering Process Improvement by Mr. Tim Kasse, Kasse Initiatives

Track 5

The Value of High Maturity by Mr. Rick Hefner, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Using Process Simulation in Quantitative Management by Mr. D. R. Corpron, Northrop Grumman

Organizational Innovation and Deployment A Perfect Fit for Raytheon’s Six Sigma by Ms. Linda A Kovar, Raytheon

Lockheed Martin Benefits Continue Under CMMI by Ms. JoanWeszka, Lockheed Martin

Getting from Here (SW-CMM) to There (CMMI) in a Large Organization by Ms. Cheryl Brickey, IBM Global Services

A smooth transition from SW-CMM to CMMI by Mr. Richard Basque, Alcyonix

Practical Application of the CMMI and PMBOK Using the SSC San Diego Project Management Guide by Mr. Brian Groarke, SPAWAR Systems Center

Pilot Projects: “Do They Work for CMMI Implementation?” by Mr. Gary F. Norausky, Norausky Process Solutions, Inc.

Track 6

Evolving New Data Management to the CMMI Environment by Ms. Cynthia Hauer, Millennium Data Management, Incorporated

Deployment of the CMMI-Acquisition Module within the DoD by Dr. John H. Baumert, OUSD (AT&L) Defense Systems

Acquisition and the CMMISM - An Update by Mr. Mike Bloom, The MITRE Corporation

The CMMI Framework and the Enterprise Adapting or Extending by Mr. Joe Duquette, The MITRE Corporation

Track 7

CMMI-based Business Analysis Used to Support CMMI Huntsville Pilots by Ms. Suzanne Garcia, SEI

Organizational Process Directives - One Size Fits All? by Mr. Ken Weinberg, Raytheon

Lessons Learned from Adopting CMMI for Small Organizations by Ms. Sandra Cepeda, Cepeda Systems& Software
Analysis, Inc.

Small Project Adoption of CMMI by Mr. James Young, Munitions History Program, Redstone Arsenal

SCAMPI A Applied to Small Settings – A Success Story by Ms.Sandra Cepeda, Cepeda Systems& software Analysis, Inc.

CMMI as an Improvement Enabler in (at least some!) Small Settings by Ms. Suzanne Garcia, SEI


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Thursday, 18 November 2004

Track 1

“LESS is, in fact, MORE!” – 60% Paper Reduction Using an Enterprise-Wide Process Framework by Mr. Ralph Porter,
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems

Getting Started with CMMI Based Process Improvement by Ms. Sandy Shrum, Software Engineering by Sandy Shrum

Top 10 Interpretation Issues by Ms. Mary Beth Chrissis, Software Engineering Institute

Overview of the New Introduction to CMMI Course and Changes to the Intermediate Concepts and Instructor Training Courses by Software Engineering Institute

Track 2

Why Isn’t Someone Coding Yet (WISCY)? Avoiding Ineffective Requirements by Ms. Charlen Gross, Software Engineering Institute

Establishing a Multi-Disciplined Organizational Infracture for CMMI Level 5 by Mr. Bruce A. Boyd, The Boeing Company

Accelerating the Adoption of CMMI and Earned Value Management by Mr. William Nielsen, Northrop Grumman

Track 3

Model - Appraisal Method Interactions by Mr. Jack Ferguson,Jack Ferguson, Software Engineering Institute

Lessons Learned Conducting a Lessons Learned Conducting a Level 5 SCAMPI by Mr. Paul D. Byrnes, Integrated System Diagnostics

Lessons Learned Using the Lessons Learned Using the Comprehensive Appraisal Method Comprehensive Appraisal Method (CAM) for Performing Interim (CAM) for Performing Interim Progress Appraisals by Mr. Paul D. Byrnes, Integrated System Diagnostics

Automated Monitoring of Process Compliance by Mr. Gary Natwick, Harris Corporation

Track 4

Wanton Integration of Everything Statistically Tantalizing (WIEST) Or How the WIEST Was Won by Mr. Michael Post, CAE USA, Inc. Marine Systems

Integrated Engineering Metrics by Ms. Sally Cheung, Raytheon

Overcome Measurement Challenges with Function Points & CMMI by Ms. Carol A. Dekkers,Quality Plus Technologies, Inc.

Measurement Driven Project Management by Mr. Tim Olson, Quality Improvement Consultants, Inc.

Track 5

Integrating CMMI, TSP and Change Management Principles to Accelerate Process Improvement by Ms. Julie Switzer, Naval Air Systems Command

SW-CMM or CMMI? Do Nuances Exist Beyond the Texts? by Mr. Jim Kirk, Lockheed Martin, IS&S

Transforming a Level 5 Software Process into an Integrated Engineeering Process, By Mr. Bruce Boyd, The Boeing Company

Transitioning (pseudo) Knowledge from the CMM to the CMMI by Mr. Barry Schrimsher, Glen Talon Consulting, Inc.

Track 6

Applying Validation Techniques Across the System Life Cycle by Mr. Bruce Swahlan, Harris Corporation

Achieving System and Software Assurance Through CMMI-Compliant Processes by Mr. Paul R. Croll, Computer Sciences Corporation

Mission Assurance and CMMI by Mr. Rick Hefner, Northrop Grumman

Integrated Processes for CMMI Compliance by Mr. Gary Natwick, Harris Corporation

A Process-Oriented (Practical) Approach to Program Office Systems Engineering Management Using the CMMI-AM as a Guide by Mr. Fred Schenker, Software Engineering Institute

Applying Validation Techniques Across the System Life Cycle by Mr. Bruce Swahlan, Harris Corporation


Track 7

Accelerating CMMI Adoption Using Six Sigma by Jeannine M. Siviy and Eileen C. Forrester, Carnegie Mellon
Software Engineering Institute

Accelerating CMMI Adoption Using Six Sigma: Northrop Grumman Case Study by Rick Hefner, Director, Process Initiatives, Northrop Grumman

Integrating CMMI® and Six Sigma in Software and Systems Engineering by M. Lynn Penn, Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems and Solutions

Taking Charge of Your CMMI Taking Charge of Your CMMI® Implementation Through Implementation Through
Automation - Appraisal Wizard
by Integrated System Diagnostics Incorporated


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