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 Expert  728788

Expert in Engineering Software Inspection (Peer Review) Process Improvement and Process Performance Modeling


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Texas (TX)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert's experience as an Engineering Measures Expert and Six Sigma Green Belt with Raytheon has provided him with visionary expertise on Software Inspections and Defect Reduction. He has created and implemented Product Quality improvements in both Software and Hardware development processes. In particular, his concepts and tools have been identified as best practices, adopted by several Software organizations, and piloted for a Hardware organization. His improvements were associated with $1M in cost avoidance. He is the inventor for 1 patent and 2 patents pending on predicting Software Product Quality based upon Software Inspection execution. All 3 patents are based upon Process Performance Models he developed for Software Defect Reduction and the impact of Sofware Inspections. He has also closed gaps in process compliance required for CMMI assessments at levels 3 thru 5.
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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Dallas, Texas;  Fort Worth, Texas;  Arlington, Texas;  Plano, Texas;  Garland, Texas;  Irving, Texas;  Grand Prairie, Texas;  Mesquite, Texas;  Waco, Texas;  and Carrollton, Texas.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1972   MS   Electrical Engineering   University of Minnesota  
1970   BS   Electrical Engineering   Michigan Technological University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2010 to 2010

 

Quality Forensic Solutions LLC

 


 

Principal Consultant

 

Principal Consultant

2004 to 2010

 

Raytheon, Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS), Garland, TX

 

Engineering Process Group

 

Engineering Measures Expert / Sr. Principal Software Engineer with Honors

 

Led or conducted innovative measurement-based process improvements for the Engineering Process Group. Created and promulgated visionary concepts and tools that were institutionalized across Raytheon IIS and credited with quantified cost savings. Developed and taught all Peer Review training courses. Closed CMMI Level 3 process compliance gaps related to engineering measures.

1999 to 2004

 

Raytheon, Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS), Garland, TX

 

MIND Program, Engineering Process Group

 

Principal Software Engineer

 

Coordinated engineering measures for a large defense contract. Developed measures process improvements and tools for the Engineering Process Group. Developed a Statistical Process Control tool and a Process Performance Model to support a CMMI Level 5 assessment.

1989 to 1999

 

Electrospace Systems Incorporated

 

SW Development

 

Software Project Manager

 

Managed Software projects, sections, and groups. Managed Software Integration.


Career Accomplishments:
Licenses/Certifications

He is a Raytheon Certified Six Sigma Green Belt.

Professional Appointments

He was named as the Engineering Measures Expert for Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems.

Awards/Recognition

He was recognized by his peers as a Raythoen Technical Honors Recipient in 2008.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He is the inventor for 2 patents and 2 patents pending. He has published in 2 national techncial magazines.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - CROSSTALK Magazine  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • While at Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, he entered into a formal contract with another Raytheon business, Raytheon Inegrated Defense Systems. This contract was for domain expert support in improving Hardware Peer Review Processes and spanned roughly 6 months in 2009-2010, during which he worked approximately 20 hours per week. He analyzed data, assessed opportunities for improvement, proposed solutions, pitched solutions to upper management, and developed an EXCEL tool for use by Hardware Engineers. His concepts were approved, funded, and tested, along with the EXCEL tool in a pilot program launched in 2010.
  • While at Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, he entered into a formal contract with another Raytheon business, Raytheon Missile Systems in 2009. This contract was for domain expert support in improving Software and Hardware Peer Reviews and was less than a mon-month in size. He provided advice on Peer Reviews on a number of topics and reviewed Peer Review process documents.
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Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

He has developed and conducted training courses for Software Inspections, the Moderator Role for Software Inspections, and Statistical Mentoring for Software Inspection Moderators. He has also developed and presented at national conferences a treatise on "How Software Peer Reviews (Inspections) Actually Work".

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He is familiar with critical issues/features and some of the vendors of tools for performing Software Inspections.


 

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