SEA 2021 Virtual Summit

February, 2021

In place of the Tech Talk for February, the SEA conducted our annual summit as a virtual event.

Description:

Software Excellence Alliance professionals from around the world celebrated our accomplishments from 2020 and set our Alliance’s 2021 direction for changing the world of software engineering.

Summit Outputs:

  • Report of 2020 accomplishments
  • Seated executive team for 2021
  • Set of 2021 goals and objectives
  • Prioritized working groups with members and chairs
  • Updated roles and role assignments

Summit Objectives:

  • Members FEEL re-energized about the mission
  • Members BELIEVE the Alliance is needed and provides value
  • Members are motivated to PARTICIPATE in the Alliance by taking on a leadership role or being part of a working group
  • We conduct a fun and engaging event that everyone REMEMBERS

Past Presentations

Secure Systems By Design

The May 2024 tech talk was presented by Tim ChickAbstractThe SEI has been in the forefront of secure software development, promoting a “shift left” approach, whereby security weaknesses are addressed, prevented, or eliminated earlier in the software development cycle,...

Take Control: Exceptional Methods for Making Commitments You Keep

The April 2024 tech talk was presented by David TumaAbstractWe've all been there: working long hours, late nights and weekends, under immense pressure to finish a release after missed deadlines and project overruns. Fortunately, there is a better way!  This...

Artificial Intelligence (AI) For Defense and Military Uses

The March 2024 Tech Talk was presented by Capers JonesAbstractArtificial intelligence (AI) is a new technology that is changing many fields. One of these is the way military equipment will be operated. Instead of human pilots, future aircraft will be controlled by...

Failure. Pragmatic Lessons Learned the Hard Way

The December 2023 Tech Talk was presented by Rick KellyAbstractRick Kelly will talk about lessons learned in systems engineering in weapons development. His lesson were informed by his life on the farm. "I grew up on a small farm. On that farm, our deadlines were very...

Quality in Front – From a Mainframe Mentality to Agile

The November 2023 tech talk was presented by Dave McKennaAbstractWhat do you think of when I say "mainframe"? Most think of a giant, lumbering dinosaur. If I ask you what animal you think of when I say "agile," most folks respond with "cheetah." My challenge at CA...

From Sprints to Marathons – Sustaining Speed to Value

The October 2023 tech talk was presented by David VanEppsAbstractTechnology leaders know the pressure to deliver high-value projects with speed. When projects turn to portfolios, the game changes. The rules of speed-to-value still apply, but now there are different...

SEA 2023 Summit

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The Real Cost of Bad Software Quality in the U.S. in 2022

The July 2023 tech talk was presented by Herb KrasnerAbstractThis presentation will introduce The Cost of Poor Software Quality in the US: A 2022 Report, published in December 2022 by CISQ. We highlight the rapidly growing costs of cybersecurity failures and software...

10 Key Things to be a Rocking Product Manager in an Agile World

The June 2023 tech talk was presented by César DuarteAbstractAre you ready to know more about the challenge of being a product manager? This talk will cover challenges you will need to master to excel and become a product management superstar in an Agile world. From...

Personal Reviews: How Fencing Helped Me Write Better Software

The May 2023 tech talk was presented by Dr. Bradley HodginsAbstractNAVAIR has hundreds of engineers/professionals using Team Software Process (TSP) and Team Process Integration (TPI) methodologies to plan and track their projects. One especially valuable activity in...

Implementing a Strategy for Excellence

The January 2023 tech talk was presented by Seemin SuleriAbstractIn our pursuit of excellence, we built a strategy that matched the ambition of a competitive e-commerce business. The problem was, where do we start the work: A struggling software department with high...

NAVAIR Process Dashboard Introduction Workshop

Abstract: NAVAIR has hundreds of engineers/professionals using Team Software Process (TSP) or Team Integration Process (TPI) methodologies to plan and track their projects. NAVAIR teams following TSP/TPI use the Process Dashboard tool to implement the methodologies....

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