Do you want to share your experience?

Do you have a story to tell about process improvement or the application of CMMI? Do you want to share your experience via a panel session? The shedule is filling but there as still a few spaces left to share you experiences.

Please email your outline (250 words) and a short biography to info@cmminews.com. Your submission will be forwarded to the conference review panel for consideration and you will be notified on the 1st November 2005 if you have been selected.

Meet the 2006 Conference Review Panel

Paul Morgan has over 20 years experience of business administration and technical program management within the commercial and government industry sectors. He joined GTECH in 1997 as the Director with responsibility for managing multi-million dollar system deliveries utilizing software development centres located in UK, Ireland, and Northern Europe. In 2001 he was invited to set up a new Software Engineering Process Group with responsibility for leading the corporate-wide software process improvement initiative. This led in 2004 to a successful Level 3 CBA IPI in an organization spanning across six continents. He has experience of working within a number of different process improvement frameworks including, ISO9001 TICKIT, BS7799 Information Security, Capability Maturity Model (CMM®), Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®). Paul has a BSc, MBA, and PMP and in 2004 was awarded the company’s Outstanding Leadership award in recognition of the contribution his team has made in enhancing GTECH’s delivery capability.

Roger Lewis began his industrial career within the Components Division of the Plessey Company initially in procurement and then transferred into finance. He qualified a Chartered Management Accountant in 1971 and attained the Diploma in Marketing in 1976. For 20 years he held board positions in a variety of manufacturing companies covering engineering, decorative building materials, electronic instrument manufacturing, and high security locks and undertook various assignments as a consultant.

In 1984 he took up the controllership of a 14 company pharmaceutical group covering clinical trials, manufacturing of human and vetinary products, diagnostics and complementary health products.

In 1987 he became Finance Director of the UK subsidiary of the French group Crouzet that manufactured and sold the widest range of automation controls in the world covering markets as diverse as aerospace, security, and general industrial products. He was appointed Managing Director in 1991. During his time the UK activity doubled in turnover and increased profitability and cash flow.

Since 1998 he has worked as a consultant covering acquisition, disposal, strategic planning and change management in a variety of companies.

In 2003 with 2 colleagues he bought Application Development Advisor magazine and set about its recovery. More recently he has joined the board of UBT Management (Europe) Limited

Kieran Doyle is a leading process improvement consultant with Lamri Ltd, he specialises in the practical application of the CMMI in a business context. Kieran has helped a global defence contractor in their CMMI journey to maturity level 3 and supported CMMI programmes in many industry sectors including Telecoms, Finance and Retail. Before becoming a consultant Kieran lead the process improvement programme for System X software development within Marconi. He has also held posts in Programme & Project Management, Quality Management and Software Engineering. Kieran is an SEI approved lead appraiser and trainer.

Stephen Woods is a Process Improvement Programme Manager. He has worked with the SEI Capability Maturity Model since 1995, primarily within the financial sector for companies such as Citibank and Legal & General, but more recently for Marks & Spencer.

Stephen is a qualified PPA CMMI Lead Assessor and CMM Lead Assessor and Trainer. He has performed CMM/CMMI Assessments across Europe, Japan and the USA.  He managed the EMEA Process Improvement Programme for Citibank that led to multiple Development Groups attaining CMM Level 2 and 3 and developed the CMM Level 3 compliant Processes used by Citibank on Pan-European Programmes. More recently he managed the CMMI Programme for Marks & Spencer. Marks & Spencer are one of the first UK Retail organisations to make significant progress with the continuous representation of CMMI.

Stephen is currently operating as an internal CMMI Specialist for a major blue chip organisation.

Tricia King was initially trained in SW CMM by Tim Kasse, Tricia is an enthusiastic exponent of the vision and intent behind the CMMI. She is passionate about the development of common-sense solutions based on business needs, rather than ‘word for word’ implementations.

Tricia’s extensive assessment/appraisal experience is complemented by her practical experiences in management and consultancy. She has successfully led CMM and CMMI-based initiatives, for instance overseeing the development and use of effective management and engineering processes so that a CMM Level 2 rating was achieved within nine months and a Level 3 rating within 18 months. She has advised and supported organisations across Europe and Asia up to Maturity Level 5.

Tricia was employed by EDS as a Lead Appraiser until April 2005 when she joined Capgemini to provide appraisals and business-focused process improvement consultancy within a very ‘service-centric’ environment.