Results of Applying Methods for Software Excellence – The Long View

June, 2020

The June 2020 Tech Talk was presented by Stephen Shook

Abstract:

Today’s software industry could be characterized as one where software organizations come and go, technology workers change employers every few years, and corporate initiatives are transient. By contrast, the Advanced Information Services Division of Ishpi Information Technologies (ISHPI) has sustained its software process improvement effort for nearly three decades. During that time, the organization received the IEEE/SEI Software Process Achievement Award, received the Government Information Security Leadership Award (GISLA) for secure software life cycle practices, and has been appraised at CMMI-DEV Maturity Level 5 repeatedly over the last 10 years. By maintaining a constancy of purpose, focus on quality and security, and dedication to excellence, ISHPI projects consistently produce extraordinary results. ISHPI will present its results, insights, and perspectives on enduring methods and principles – over the long view.

About the Presenter 

Stephen Shook, Director of Software Engineering and Quality, brings more than 25 years of experience in senior management, business development, development management, project management, software engineering, and implementing Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI). He is one of the principal architects of ISHPI’s award-winning Agile High Velocity Development℠ software development methodology. As an experienced instructor, coach, consultant, and subject matter expert, he leads and mentors software teams to achieve exceptional cost, schedule, and quality performance in order to achieve customer business goals. Stephen has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Illinois.

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