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9th ANNUAL TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

"Investigation, Measures, and Lessons Learned About the Relationship Between
CMMI® Process Capability and Project or Program Performance"

16 - 19 November 2009

Denver, CO

 

Agenda

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

EXECUTIVE PANEL
Moderator: Mr. Bob Rassa, Director, Engineering Programs, Raytheon Company

LUNCHEON SPEAKER:

    Mr. Hal Wilson, Director, Engineering Defense Systems Division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems

Concurrent Sessions

TRACK 1 - GRAND MESA D/E - CMMI® AND PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
Session Chair: Mr. Jack Ferguson, Software Engineering Institute
  • 9386 - CMMI® for Large Scale/Systems of Systems Engineering Projects, Mr. Patrick McCusker, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Making the CMMI® Sing - A Framework for Performance Excellence, Mr. Jeff Dutton, Jacobs Technology, Inc
  • 9312 - CMMI® in a Small Company: The Cobbler's Children Can Have Shoes (And Best Practices, Mr. Michael Knox, TECHSOFT, Inc
TRACK 2 - GRAND MESA F - PRACTICAL GUIDANCE
Session Chair: Mr. Gene Miluk, Software Engineering Institute
  • 9179 - Work On Your Engineering Business, Not In It, Mr. Rolf Reitzig, Cognence, Inc
  • Process-Performance Base Reliability, Mr. William Winkel, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • 9391 - Choices to be Made in CMMI® Adoption, Dr. Rick Hefner, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • 9298 - Assurance for CMMI®: A Toolbox for Multiple Cyber Challenges, Mrs. Michele Moss, Booz Allen Hamilton
TRACK 3 - HIGHLANDS - CMMI® ECONOMICS & BUSINESS VALUE
Session Chair: Mr. Geoff Draper, Harris Corporation & Mr. Bob Ferguson, Software Engineering Institute
  • 9147 - Dynamic Program Schedule, Cost and Returns Analysis, Mr. Phillip Fahringer, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • 9184 - The Economics of CMMI®, Mr. Mick Campo, Raytheon Company
  • 9185 - CMMI® Economics 101: CMMI® for Executives, Mr. Geoff Draper, Harris Corporation
TRACK 4 - CHASM CREEK - HIGH MATURITY
Session Chair: Mr. Dennis Goldensen, Software Engineering Institute & Mr. Fred Schenker, Software Engineering Institute
  • 9146 - Goal Question - Model, Mr. Michael Campo, Raytheon Company
  • 9389 - Marking CMMI® Level 5 Statistical Principles Palatable to an Employee-Wide Demographic, Ms. Deepti Sharma, OST
  • 9116 - Changing Behavior: The Key to Adoption Complex Process Technology, Dr. Gene Miluk, SEI
  • 9401 - Achieving Quality QPPO via Effective Usage of PPBs and PPMs, Dr. Bin Cong, CRS
TRACK 5 - MESA VERDE - CMMI® GOVERNMENT & ACQUISITION
Session Chair: Ms. Lorraine Adams, Software Engineering Institute & Mr. Mike Phillips, Software Engineering Institute
  • 8806 - Benefits to the Evolution of High Maturity Software Development: A 15 Year Case Study, Mr. Daniel Drew, United Space Alliance
  • 9306 - Directive Documents and ITAR Made Easy, Mr. Kenneth Weinberg, Raytheon Corporation
  • 8907 - How CMMI® was Used for Process Improvement in the Support of Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) Vehicles, Mrs. Sharon Cobb, Flanagan, SAIC
  • 9403 - Tailoring CMMI® for an Enterprise Resource Planning COTS Software Environment, Ms. Alison L. Schwier, U.S. Army
TRACK 6 - WIND RIVER - APPRAISALS
Session Chair: Mr. Ken Nidiffer, Software Engineering Institute & Mr. Kenneth Weinberg, Raytheon Corporation
  • 9398 - Hocus Pocus, What's With All the Issues About Non-Focus?, Mr. Paul Byrnes, Integrated Systems Diagnostics, Inc.
  • 9136 - Making the Most of GP3.2, Ms. Susan Byrnes, Natural SPI, Inc
  • 9130 - Supporting the High Maturity Process Improvement and Understanding the Application SCAMPISM Method To It., Mr. Kobi Vidar, K.V.P. Consulting
  • 9385 - Reducing the Cost and Increasing the Value of CMMI® Re-Appraisals, Mrs. Beth Layman, Layman and Layman
TRACK 7 - WIND STAR - CMMI® V1.3 TOPIC & CMMI®-SVCS, LEAN
Session Chair: Ms. Susan Bassham, U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command
  • CMMI® V1.3 - From the Past to the Future, Mr. Mike Philllips, Software Engineering Institute
  • 9167 - Lessons Learned Piloting the CMMI® for Services, Ms. Diane Mizukami (Williams), Northrop Grumman Information Systems
  • 9126 - CMMI® for Services: An Approach to Improve Your Program Management Office, Ms. Patricia Mitryk, Cognence, Inc
  • 9299 - Creatively Apply CMMI® SVC in a Very Small Consulting Firm, Mr. Bill Smith, Leading Edge Process Consultants

 

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Concurrent Sessions

TRACK 1 - GRAND MESA D/E - CMMI® AND PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
Session Chair: Mr. Jack Ferguson, Software Engineering Institute
  • 9304 - Sustainment and Continued Institutionalization of Best Practices and CMMI® at SPAWAR, Mr. Michael Kutch, Space & Naval Warfare Systems Center - Atlantic
  • 9178 - CMMI® Process Improvement, Its not a technical Problem, It's a People Problem!, Mr. Rolf Reitzig, Cognence, Inc
  • 9106 - The Uses of the Peer Review beyond CMMI®, Mr. Paul Nugent, General Dynamics Corporation
  • 9246 - Integrating Corporate Goals and Processes Using the Engineering Lifecycle Vee Model, Dr. Keven Forsberg, The Center for Systems Management
  • 9379 - NAVAIR's Process Asset Library (PAL), A Step Toward A Corporate Organizational Set of Standard Processes (OSSP), Ms. Judy Overhauser-Duett, NAVAIR
  • 9153 - After 13 years, I have learned …. Tools do not solve your problems, Mr. John Bethmann, Concurrent Technologies Corporation.
  • 9387 - 10.5 Process Improvement, Mistakes From Top Executives?, Mr. Carlos Caram, CSD Brasil
  • 9144 - Transitioning From a CMMI® Implementer to an Appraiser, Mr. Warren Scheinin, Northrop Grumman Corporation
TRACK 2 - GRAND MESA F - PRACTICAL GUIDANCE
Session Chair: Mr. Gene Miluk, Software Engineering Institute
  • 9138 - High Velocity Performance Improvement, Mr. Jeff Dutton, Technology, Inc
  • 9202 - Statistical Tune-Up of the Peer Review Process, Mr. Tom Lienhard, Raytheon Missile Systems
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About CMMI® and Six Sigma but Did Not Know Who to Ask, Tom Lienhard, Raytheon Missile System
  • 9275 - CMMI® in the Social Media (For the Social Media-Challenged!), Mr. Bill Smith, Leading Edge Process Consultants
  • 9214 - Hi, my name is Root Cause Analysis. Have we met?, Mr. Craig Hale, Esterline Control Systems - AVISTA
  • 8787 - Improving Process Institutionalization Through Process Training, Ms. Ellen Chilikas, Raytheon Company
  • 9291 - "You Say Tomato, I Say Eggplant": Comparing Process References for Systems Engineers and Project Managers in a CMMI® - Compliant Organization, Mr. Peter Henry, BAE Systems
  • 9354 - Strategies for Process Definition and Deployment Part 1, Mr. Fred Schenker, SEI
  • Strategies for Process Definition and Deployment Part 2 , Mr. Fred Schenker, SEI
  • Shrinking the Elephant: If Implementing CMMI® Practices Looks Like More Effort than it's Worth, Let's Look Again, Sam Fogle, ACE Guides, LLC
TRACK 3 - HIGHLANDS - CMMI® ECONOMICS & BUSINESS VALUE
Session Chair: Mr. Geoff Draper, Harris Corporation & Mr. Bob Ferguson, Software Engineering Institute
  • 9213 - QPMing Your SEPG, Mr. Craig Hale, Esterline Control Systems - AVISTA
  • 9223 - We're Already There: Matching Existing High Maturity Behaviors to the CMMI® Model, Mr. Bradley Bittorf, Raytheon Company
  • 9190 - CMMI® Economics 501: High Maturity, Mr. Mike Campo, Raytheon Company
  • 9378 - Using Corporate Finance Principles to Easily Determine Return on Investment (ROI), Ms. Deepti Sharma, OST
  • 8909 - Consistency in Quality Assessments, Mrs. Debra Perry, Harris Corporation
  • 8871 - MSI Execution: Change Happens, How to Deal with It, Ms. Jill Brooks, Raytheon Company
  • 9177 - Lessons Learned Using Earned Value Management System to Track Effort and Schedule Weekly at the Individual and Team Level and Be Able to Detect a One-Day Schedule Slip, Mr. Girish Seshagiri, Advanced Information Services Inc.
  • 9188 - CMMI® Economics 203: Model Tailoring, Mr. Jeff Dutton, Jacob Technologies, Inc
TRACK 4 - CHASM CREEK - HIGH MATURITY
Session Chair: Mr. Dennis Goldensen, Software Engineering Institute & Mr. Fred Schenker, Software Engineering Institute
  • 9217 - A Taxonomy of CMMI® High Maturity Performance Models, Dr. Richard Welch, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • 9245 - The Selection and Deployment of a Standard COTS Monte Carlo Software Tool, Mr. Fred Oleson, BAE Systems, Inc.
  • 9232 - Piloting a Hybrid Requirements Engineering Process for Translating Qualitative Information into Quantitative Performance Measures, Mr. Dennis Goldenson, SE
  • 9168 - How I Created Our Peer Review Baselines and Models, Ms. Diane Mizukami (Williams), Northrop Grumman Information Systems
  • 9216 - ABCs of Process Performance Models, Dr. Richard Welch, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • 9294 - Using Hidden Markov Models as a Statistical Process Control Technique: An Example from a ML 5 Organization, Mr. Robert Moore, Business Transformation Institute, Inc.
  • 9407 - Multi-Attribute Modeling and Practical Use, Mr. David Sobetski, General Dynamics Land Systems
  • 9390 - Discrete Event Simulation for QPM - Can it really be that easy?, Ms. Deepti Sharma, OST
TRACK 5 - MESA VERDE - CMMI® GOVERNMENT & ACQUISITION
Session Chair: Ms. Lorraine Adams, Software Engineering Institute & Mr. Mike Phillips, Software Engineering Institute
  • 0000 - Using CMMI® for Acquisition in Integration Organizations, Mr. Steve Kelley, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • 8741 - Leveraging CMMI® for Acquisition to Improve Organizational Workforce Performance, Dr. Kenneth Nidiffer, SEI
  • 9301 - Improving Processes the NSA Way, Mr. Robert Moore, Business Transformation Institute, Inc
  • 9114 - Implementing Requirements Management To Deliver Life Cycle Software Solutions That Ensure Warfighting Superiority and Information Dominance: How We Moved The Rock, Mr. Harlan Black, U.S. Army CECOM
  • 8764 - Predicting Quality, Mr. Donald Beckett, Quantitative Software Mgt.
  • 9326 - "Patience is a Virtue" - A Day in the Life of a SEPG Lead, Ms. Tammye Thornton, Department of Navy
  • 9321 - Enterprise Architecting and the Incorporation of Early Systems Engineering Data Into the Leadership Decision Making Process During Concept Development, Mr. George Freeman, United States Air Force
  • 9154 - Simplifying Lifecycle Definition Process, Mr. John Bethmann, Concurrent Technologies, Corp
  • CMMI® Economics 203: Model Tailoring, Mr. Jeffrey L. Dutton, NDIA Systems Engineering Division
TRACK 6 - WIND RIVER - APPRAISALS
Session Chair: Mr. Ken Nidiffer, Software Engineering Institute & Mr. Kenneth Weinberg, Raytheon Corporation
  • 9371 - Appraisals and CMMI® Gotchas - Lessons in CMMI® Use and Appraisal Preparation, Mr. Neil Potter, The Process Group
  • 9311 - Piloting Results-Based Appraisals, Mr. Larry McCarthy, Global Software Group
  • 9129 - Using the SCAMPI Method to lead CMMI® Multi-Constellations with Additional Standards Progress Check and Appraisal, Mr. Kobi Vidar, K.V.P. Consulting
  • 9234 - A View from the Trenches: Practical Guidance for Appraisal Artifact Management, Mr. David Dickinson, Northrop Grummon Corporation
  • 9287 - How to Prepare for a CMMI® SCAMPI A: Applying Agile Concepts to Save Time and Money, Ms. Michele Shaw, Fraunhofer Center, Maryland
  • 9365 - Streamlining Processes and Appraisals, Mr. Gary Natwick, Harris Corporation
  • 9189 - CMMI® Economics 202: Appraisals, Mr. Geoff Draper, Harris Corporation
  • 9227 - The ABC's of Class C, Class B, Class A's: Metrics and Lessons Learned from Appraisal Event Scheduling, Mr. Bradley Bittorf, Raytheon Company
TRACK 7 - WIND STAR - CMMI® V1.3 TOPIC & CMMI®-SVCS, LEAN, SMSETTINGS, ETC.
Session Chair: Ms. Susan Bassham, U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command
  • 9396 - Applying the CMMI® for Services to the Process Group (Physician, Heal Thyself!), Dr. Rick Hefner, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • 9274 - An Overview of CMMI®-SVC for CMMI®-DEV Enthusiasts, Mr. Bill Smith, Leading Edge Process Consultants
  • 9137 - ITIL V3.0 Compliance Benchmarking with CMMI®-SVC SCAMPI A, Mr. Jeff Dutton, Jacobs Technology, Inc.
  • 9397 - Strategies for Transitioning to CMMI®-SVC, Dr. Rick Hefner, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • 9196 - Interpretation and Lesson Learned from High Maturity Implementation of CMMI®-SVC, Mr. Kobi Picker, K.V.P. Consulting
  • 9264 - Applying Lean Principles to the CMMI® for Services and ITIL, Mr. Tim Olson, Lean Solutions Institute, Inc.
  • 9203 - How Rocket Scientist Implement High Maturity, Mr. Tom Lienhard, Raytheon Missile Systems

 

Thursday, November 19, 2009

NDIA Systems Engineering Division CMMI® Working Group
CMMI® v1.3 Planned Improvements

Concurrent Sessions

TRACK 1 - GRAND MESA D/E - CMMI® AND PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
Session Chair: Mr. Jack Ferguson, Software Engineering Institute
  • 9313 - Mission Readiness Through Integrated Decision Making . BIM, BAM and POW!, Mr. James Watson, Facility Lifecycle Group Div. of MACTEC E & C
  • 9165 - Make PIIDs Easy - No Surprises!, Ms. Vicki Galanko, Lockheed Martin, IS&GS-Civil
TRACK 2 - GRAND MESA F - PRACTICAL GUIDANCE
Session Chair: Mr. Gene Miluk, Software Engineering Institute
  • 9308 - Post Merger Process Syndrome: Integrating & Refining Organizational, Processes, Mr. Michael Kutch, Space & Naval Warfare Systems Center - Atlantic
  • 9141 - Tools and Implementation Strategies for Process Improvement via CMMI® for Comprehensive Software Lifecycle Management, Mrs. Denise Padilla, Sandia National Laboratories
  • 9346 - Exploiting Decision to Requirements Traceability, Mr. John Fitch, SAIC
  • Strategies for Process Definition and Deployment Part 2, Mr. Alfred Schenker, SEI
TRACK 3 - HIGHLANDS - CMMI® ECONOMICS & BUSINESS VALUE
Session Chair: Mr. Geoff Draper, Harris Corporation & Mr. Bob Ferguson, Software Engineering Institute
  • 9181 - Are You Doing R&D, or Catch-up & D? Are you Building Software, or Hopeware?, Mr. Rolf Reitzig, Cognence, Inc.
  • 9283 - CMMI® Measurement and Metrics, Dr. Elliot Lynn, CECOM SEC
  • 9324 - Measuring True Agility in Agile Software Development, Mr. Robert Moore, Business Transformation Institute, Inc.
TRACK 4 - CHASM CREEK - HIGH MATURITY
Session Chair: Mr. Dennis Goldensen, Software Engineering Institute & Mr. Fred Schenker, Software Engineering Institute
  • 9143 - Using Moving Average Models to Predict Process Performance, Mr. Robert Tuthill, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • 9148 - Use of Monte Carlo Simulation for a Peer Review Process Performance Model, Ms. Emerald Russo, BAE Systems
  • 9163 - Picking the Right Process Improvements, Mr. Joseph Vandeville, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • 9244 - Perspectives on Use and Organizational Impact of Measurement and Analytical Methods in CMMI® High Maturity Organizations, Dr. Dennis Goldenson, SEI
TRACK 5 - MESA VERDE - CMMI® GOVERNMENT & ACQUISITION
Session Chair: Ms. Lorraine Adams, Software Engineering Institute & Mr. Mike Phillips, Software Engineering Institute
  • 9359 - Moving your Security, Business Continuity, and IT Activities to the Next Level with the CERT® Resiliency Management Model, Ms. Gibbie Lu Hart, SEI
  • 9366 - Enjoy the Scenery on the Path to High Maturity Ms. Susan Bassham, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command
  • 9211 - Transforming Your Way to Control Charts that Work, Mr. Richard Welch, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • 9292 - Systems Engineering Processes Improvement using the CMMI® in large System of Systems Space Programs, Ms. Revital Goldberg, Israel Aerospace Industries
TRACK 6 - WIND RIVER - APPRAISALS
Session Chair: Mr. Ken Nidiffer, Software Engineering Institute & Mr. Kenneth Weinberg, Raytheon Corporation
  • 9373 - Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Appraisal Project Management Strategy, Ms. Pam Hudson, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
  • 9369 - Lockheed Martin Aero Standard Approach - A Strategy to Select Objective Evidence for the PIID, Ms. Pam Hudson, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
  • 9187 - Level 5 the Hard Way - Persevering through Organizational Changes, Ms. Dorna Witkowski, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • 9383 - What? I Need to Create an Appraisal Database Containing Thousands of Artifacts! HELP! - Sensible PIID Strategies, Ms. Dorna Witkowski, ACE Guides, LLC
TRACK 7 - WIND STAR - CMMI® V1.3 TOPIC & CMMI®-SVCS, LEAN, SMSETTINGS, ETC.
Session Chair: Ms. Susan Bassham, U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command