5th Annual CMMI® Technology Conference & User Group

13 - 17 November 2005

Denever, CO

DTIC Citations

Monday, November 14, 2005

Tutorial Tracks
Track 1:

  • Calculating CMMI-Based Return on Investment (ROI): Why, When, What, How?, Mr. Rolf W. Reitzig, Cognece, Inc.
  • A Practical Guide to Implementing Levels 4 and 5, Mr. Rick Hefner, Northrop Grumman Corporation

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Track 4:

  • Using Simulation to Support Better Management Decisions, Dr. David M. Raffo, Portland State University
  • Institutionalizing Resource Planning and Management Part I and Part II, Mr. Donald A. Borcherding, NexSummit, LLC

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Track 6:


Tuesday, November 15, 2005

General Sessions

  • LTG Joseph Yakovac, USA, Miliatry Deputy Office of the Secretary of the Army, Acquisition, Logistics & Technology

Executive Panel: "How Has CMMI Improved Our Program & Project Performance -- Or Has It?":

  • Mr. Mark Schaeffer, Director, Systems Engineering, OUSD(AT&L) Defense System and OSD Sponsor, CMMI
  • Mr. Dev Banerjee, Division Director, Systems & Flight Engineering, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems
  • Mr. John Evers, Raytheon Processes Program Manager, Raytheon Common Engineering Process Program
  • Brig Gen Gary Salisbury, USAF (Ret), Executive Director Business Development, Defense Mission Systems, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems


Technical Sessions
Track 1: CMMI Process Improvement

  • CMMI/ISO - "Can't we all just get along?", Mr. Dale R. Spaulding, The Boeing Company
  • Real World Application of IEEE Software Engineering Standards to CMM/CMMI Software Process Improvement Initiatives, Ms. Susan K. Land, Norhtrop Gurmman IT/TASC
  • The CMMI Product Suite and International Standards -- An Update, Mr. David H. Kitson, SEI

Track 2: Practical Guidance

  • Verification in CMMI using Peer Reviews - Presentation and Paper, Ms. Jeanne H. Balsam, Georgia Tech Research Institute
  • Process QA in the Information Age: Keep it Light!, Hillel Glazer, Entinex, Inc.
  • Defect Datat and Configuation Management, Ms. Julie E. Schmarje, Raytheon Company

Track 3: Appraisals

  • Wasted Days and Wasted Nights - Leveraging Your Appraisal Team as a Resource, Dr. Timothy J. Davis, Raytheon Missile Systems
  • Building a Credible SCAMPI Appraisal Representative Sample, Mr. Robert L. Moore, III., Business Transformation Institute, Inc.
  • Top 10 Signs You're Ready (or Not) for an Appraisal, Mr. Gary Natwick, Harris Corporation

Track 4: ROI & Benefits of CMMI

  • Measuring Performance: Evidence About the Results of CMMI, Ms. Diane Gibson, SEI
  • Prioritizing Process Improvement Strategies in CMMI to Optimize Business Objectives, Dr. Aldo Dagnino, ABB, Inc. US Corporate Research
  • Implementing a Plan for Controlling ROI for CMMI Process Improvement, Mr. J. M. Perry, BAE Systems
  • Lessons Learned in the Engineering of Process Performance Models on the Journey to Higher Maturity Levels, Mr. Dr. Mary Anne Herndon, SAIC

Track 5: Acquisition / High Maturity

Track 6: Transitioning to CMMI

  • Migrating Best Practices Within an Organization: Experiences in Adapting CMMI Policies and Procedures Used in One Part of a Business to Another, Mr. Scott Sherrill, Georgia Tech Research Institute
  • An Enterprise Wide CMMI Implementation at Accenture, Ms. Sarah S. Bengzon, Accenture
  • Stakeholder Identification and Involvement in the CMMI, Mr. James R. Armstrong, Systems and Software Consortium
  • Ensuring the Right Process is Deployed Right: Synchronizing Process Checkpoints with Business Rhythm, Ms. Joan Weszka, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Track 7: CMMI for Small Projects anhd Organizations

  • Making PPQA Work on Small Projects Presentation and Paper, Ms. Jean M. Swank, Georgia Tech Research Institute
  • Does Size Matter in CMMI Implementation or Was Yoda Wrong?, Mr. Paul H. Meyers, SAIC


Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Technical Sessions
Track 1: CMMI Process Improvement

  • A Change Agent in a Level 1 Organization; How to Survive in a Hostile Environment, Mr. Andrew Cordes, ABB - United States Corporate Research Center
  • "Sound Systems Engineering Using CMMI", Mr. Michael T. Kutch, Jr., SPAWAR - Charleston
  • Using CMMI to "Dig Out" from an Ad Hoc Development?, Mr. Donald A. Borcherding, NexSummit, LLC
  • Strategic Planning: Selling a CMMI-Based Improvement Effort to Senior Management, Dr. Aldo Dagnino, ABB, Inc., US Corporate Research
  • Enterprise Process Intergration within the Space and Airborne Systems Business Area of Raytheon, Mrs. Deana A. Seigler, Raytheon Company
  • Interpreting the CMMI: It Depends!, Mr. Rick Hefner, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • CMMI as Safeguard Against Software Entropy: A Manager's Perspective, Dr. Thomas F. Christian, Jr., 402 SMXG
  • "Its how big? How will you deploy it without killing my team and my program?", Mr. William Borkowski, Jr., Raytheon Missile Systems

Track 2: Practical Guidance

Track 3: Appraisals

Track 4: ROI & Benefits of CMMI

  • Evaluating the Impact New Tools and Technologies Using Simulation, Dr. David M. Raffo, Portland State University
  • The ROI Dashbord (c): Understanding the Benefits of CMMI, Mr. Thomas L. McGibbon, ITT Industries, AES
  • Quality Assurance Involvement Compared to Program Results, Ms. Jill Brooks, Raytheon Company
  • Rapidly Achieving Measurable ROI Using Early Defect Detection, Mr. Timothy G. Olson, Quality Improvement Consultants, Inc.
  • CMMI Process Improvement: Its not a technical problem, its a people problem, Mr. Rolf W. Reitzig, Cognence, Inc.
  • A Project's Perspective of a CMMI Level 5, Mr. Warren Scheinin, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Achieving the Promised Benefits of CMMI, Dr. Rick Hefner, Norhtrop Grumman Corporation
  • Measuring Economic Benefits of Process Improvement in CMMI Level 1 Organization, Dr. Aldo Dagnino, ABB, Inc., US Corporate Research

Track 5: High Maturity

  • Logarithms Can Be Your Friends: Controlling Peer Review Cost?, Dr. Richard L. W. Welch, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Journeys on the Road to Level 5, Mr. Joseph V. Vanderville, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Lessons Learned on the SCAMPI Road to CMMI-Software Level 5, Mr. Joseph N. Frisina, BAE Systems
  • Merging Measurement in Mature Companies - A Success Story of Measurement Process Integration, Ms. Sharon Rohde, Lockheed Martin IS&S
  • The Road to Process Improvement Successes: CMMI Level 5/ISO 9001-2000 Business Model, Mrs. Debra S. Roy, BAE Systems, National Security Solutions
  • Reducing Variation at Each CMMI Maturity Level?, Mr. Timothy Kasse, Kasse Initiatives, LLC
  • Ways to Ensure the Culture Supports Level 5, Mr. Warren Scheinin, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Analyzing Defects Can Tell a Story About a Company?, Ms. Diane A. Mitzukami-Williams, Northrop Grumman Corporation Mission Systems

Track 6: Transition to CMMI

  • Combining Six IPTS and Transitioning to CMMI, Ms. Judy Overhouser-Duett, NAVAIR
  • How to Transition Models and Disciplines - Looking for Transition in all the Wrong Places, Ms. Lori G. Smailes, TYBRIN Corporation
  • Using SW-SMM SQA Independent Verificaiton as a First Step for the Transition to CMMI, Mr. Alfredo N. Tsukumo, CenPRA-Centro de Pesquisas Renato Archer
  • Service Extensions to the CMMI, Mr. Craig R. Hollenbach, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Applying CMMI to Services, Mr. Juan C. Ceva, Raytheon ITSS
  • Management Challenges & Lessons Learned Implementing CMMI in a Services Environment, Mr. Thomas E. Zience, BAE Systems Information Technology
  • CMMI v1.1 for a Service Oriented Organization, Mr. Steven K. Hall, Raytheon Corporation

Track 7: Measurement

  • Software Size Growth and Uncertainity - Both Affect Estimate Quality and Project Risk Presentation and Paper, Mr. Michael A. Ross, Galorath, Inc.
  • Building an Automated System to Support Measurement in CMMI, Dr. Richard Hayden, Pragma Systems Corporation
  • Team of Three - How to Get Program, Functional and Process Management Working Together, Mr. Mark A. Marsh, Raytheon Company
  • Parametric Project Monitoring and Control: Performance-Based Progress Assessment and Prediction Presentation and Paper, Mr. Michael A. Ross, Galorath, Inc.
  • Measuring and Estimating Process Performance, Dr. Richard D. Stutzke, SAIC


Thursday, November 17, 2005

Technical Sessions
Track 1: CMMI Process Improvement

  • "Barrier Busting" - Obtaining Active Leadership Support, Mr. Michael D. Scott, Raytheon
  • Don't Write the Wrong Processes!, Ms. Suzanne B. Zampella, The Center for Systems Management
  • Contrasting CMMI Contrasting CMMI and the PMBOK, Mr. Wayne Sherer, Anteon Corporation
  • Being Customer Oriented, Mr. Tim Kasse, Kasse Initiatives, LLC
  • Learning from Lessons Observed - Mitigating Resistance to Process Improvement, Mr. Bob Norris, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Track 2: Practical Guidance

  • Supplier Management Strategy Considerations with CMMI, Mr. Rick Hefner, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Simplifying Process Tailoring To Enhance Project Execution, Mr. Howard T. Kaplan, Raytheon Company
  • CMMI and agile: a High Tech R&D Success Story, Mr. Gene Miluk, SEI
  • How to Incorporate "Lessons Learned" for Sustained Process Improvements, Mr. Anil K. Midha, BAE Systems
  • Data Management: The Hidden Enabler or (The Key Data and Work Product Integrator), Mr. Lester Stamnas, Norausky Process Solutions

Track 3: Appraisals

  • Techniques for Shortening the Time and Cost of CMMI Appraisals, Mr. Sam Fogle, Systems and Software Consortium, Inc.
  • Using Classified Programs in CMMI Appraisals, Mr. Kenneth I. Weinberg, Raytheon Company
  • The Best Intentions of SCAMPI V1.1: What We Meant and What Some People Heard, Mr. Will Hayes, SEI
  • A Quantitative Comparison of SCAMPI A, B, and C, Mr. Dan Luttrell, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
  • Performing Consistent Appraisals in a Global Organization, Ms. Jeanine Courtney-Clark, Integrated System Diagnostics, Inc.

Track 4: ROI & Benefits of CMM I / SCAMPI B/C

Track 5: High Maturity

  • A Statistical Approach to Product Quality Assurance, Mr. Randall J. Varga, BAE Systems
  • The Key to a High Maturity Rating is - ORGANIZATION, Mrs. Karen M. Pelletier, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Paladin Drives Forward To CMMI® Maturity Level 5, Mr. Victor Elias, M.S., Armament Software Engineering Center, US Army
  • Business Improvements Achieving CMMI® Level 5 at SAIC: Who Keeps Moving My Process?, Ms. Sharon Cobb Flanagan, SAIC
  • Extending CMMI Level 4/5 Organization Metrics Beyond Software Development, Ms. Linda R. Brooks, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Track 6: CMMI Extensions

  • Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) Tailoring for an IT/MS Services Environment, Ms. Stacy Savage, BAE Systems Information Technology
  • Adapting CMMI for Acquisition Organizations: A Preliminary Report, Dr. Hubert Hofmann, General Motors
  • How to Become Your Customer's Software Provider of Choice, Mr. David Herron, DCG, Inc.
  • Space and Missile Systems CenteSpace and Missile Systems Center, Mr. Keith Wright, SPARTA, Inc.
  • Software Outsourcing with CMMI, Dr. John W. Mishler, SEI

Track 7: Systems Engineering

  • Sound Systems Engineering using CMMI®, Ms. Sandee D. Guidry, TECHSOFT
  • Systems Engineering Influence Throughout the CMMI, Mr. Tim Kasse, Kasse Initiatives, LLC
  • Future of System and Software Engineering Project Management and the CMMI, Dr. Kenneth E. Nidiffer, Systems and Software Consortium

DTIC Citations
AD1017393 (Vol 1, Monday)
AD1017416 (Vol 2, Tuesday)
AD1017419 (Vol 3, Wednesday)
AD1017422 (Vol 4, Thursday)