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Updated 8 Apr 1999

Real World Issues
Thursday, April 8, 1999

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Real World Issues

Many respected sources, industry luminaries and previous presenters to C-SPIN have delivered excellent materials to guide us in the techniques of SPI. This presentation focuses on the sometimes neglected human aspects of the 'change process'. Practioners do not always agree, sign-up to and execute according to SPI plans. Results are dependent on those involved and touched by SPI programs. Tips are offered on evaluating organizational and engineering readiness, preparation and potential for success with SPI efforts.

Presenter

Derek Ashton, Kemper Insurance
Derek Ashton has been a computer professional for 31 years, involved in process efforts since 1970, employed in banking and industry for 14 years, and consulted to a broad mix of commerce & industry since 1981. Derek participated in a Motorola initiative to achieve SEI Level 3 during the 1993-1994 timeframe. He was responsible for managing SQA and Process Improvement efforts for Motorola Paging Sector during 1990-1993. He developed applications to support project management, development methods, software metrics capture and analysis. He has managed/developed a number of zero-defect applications.

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