For the software professionals workshop is a perfect opportunity to acquire practical knowledge and skills from the world leaders of Software Engineering discipline such as William E. Hefley associate director of the IT Services Qualification Center at Carnegie Mellon University and Mark Paulk - a Senior Systems Scientist at the Institute for Software Research International (ISRI) in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.

Workshops themes will reflect the current state of the art in Software Engineering, be proposed by gurus, ranging from requirements management, system architectures, human aspects, quality assurance, to process improvement. The workshops are targeted to all interested researchers and practitioners to get feeling of the world Software Engineering community pulse in their domain of expertise.

Michael Cusumano

Michael Cusumano

Michael A. Cusumano is the Sloan Management Review Distinguished Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management. He specializes in strategy, product development, and entrepreneurship in the software business. He received a B.A. degree from Princeton in 1976 and a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1984, and a postdoctoral fellowship in Production and Operations Management at the Harvard Business School during 1984-86. He is fluent in Japanese and has lived and worked in Japan for seven years. He has been a director of several public and private software companies, including Patni Computer Systems, the sixth largest Indian software firm. He also has consulted for approximately 50 major organizations around the world, including Alcatel, AOL, AT&T, Business Objects, Cisco, Ericsson, Fiat, Telecom Italia, Ford, Fujitsu, General Electric, Fidelity, Hitachi, i2 Technologies, IBM, Intel, the IRS, Lucent, Merrill Lynch, Motorola, NASA, NEC, Nokia, Nortel, Robert Bosch, Schlumberger, Siemens, Texas Instruments, and Toshiba. Professor Cusumano is the author or co-author of 8 books. The Software Business: What Every Manager, Programmer, and Entrepreneur Must Know, in Good Times and Bad, was named one of the top business books of 2004 by Steve Lohr of the New York Times. The international best-seller Microsoft Secrets (1995, with Richard Selby), has been translated into 14 languages. Competing on Internet Time: Lessons from Netscape and its Battle with Microsoft (1998, with David Yoffie) was named a top-10 Business Week book He has also published Platform Leadership: How Intel, Microsoft, and Cisco Drive Industry Innovation (2002, with Annabelle Gawer); Thinking Beyond Lean: Multi-Project Management at Toyota and Other Companies (1998, with Kentaro Nobeoka); Strategic Thinking for the Next Economy (2001, with Costas Markides); Japan's Software Factories (1991); and The Japanese Automobile Industry (1985).

4 hrs. workshop : Software Entrepreneurship: Products vs. Services Business Models and Key Success Factors

Larry Constantine

Larry Constantine

Larry Constantine, IDSA, is Chief Scientist with Constantine & Lockwood, Ltd., the international design, training, and consulting firm he co-founded. Both an award-winning author and award-winning designer, he is one of the pioneers of modern software engineering theory and practice, with patents in human-machine interaction and numerous software engineering innovations to his credit. His publications include over 175 papers and 17 books, among them the award-winning Software for Use (Разработка программного обеспечения, ISBN 5-88782-100-0), written with Lucy Lockwood, The Peopleware Papers (Человеческий фактор в программировании, ISBN 5-93286-044-8), and the classic text, Structured Design, written with Ed Yourdon. His books have been translated into nine languages, including Russian. A highly regarded presenter and teacher, he is a former Professor of Information Technology, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, and has taught in 18 countries around the world.

4 hrs. workshop : Usage-Centered Software Engineering

Ivar Jacobson

Ivar Jacobson

Dr. Ivar Jacobson is a thought-leader in the software world where he has made several seminal contributions. He is a father of components and component architecture, use cases, aspect-oriented software development, modern business engineering, the Unified Modelling Language and the Rational Unified Process.

He is the principal author of five influential and best-selling books. He has written more than 50 papers and he is a keynote speaker at several large conferences around the world.

Ivar Jacobson is a founder of Jaczone AB in Sweden, and he is the chairman of Ivar Jacobson International which has consultant companies in the US, UK, Korea, China and Singapore.

4 hrs. workshop : A Unifying Foundation for Today s Software Development Best Practices

Mark Paulk

Ivar Jacobson

Mark is a Senior Systems Scientist at the Institute for Software Research International (ISRI) in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.
Mark is currently working on topics related to the eSourcing Capability Model (eSCM) and IT-enabled services for ISRI. He is also involved with ISO and IEEE software engineering standards. Mark’s current research interests center on high maturity practices and statistical control for software processes.
From 1987 to 2002, Mark was with the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon. He was the project leader during the development of the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) for Software.
Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, Mark was a Senior Systems Analyst for System Development Corporation (SDC) at the Ballistic Missile Defense Advanced Research Center in Huntsville, Alabama. While at SDC, he worked on distributed, hard real-time systems.

4 hrs. workshop : Mature Software Project Management

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