September 14, 2006
Applying the Right Process to the Right Environment
Speaker: Michael K. Daskalantonakis, MKD Technologies, Inc.
The speakers's slides are attached at the bottom.
Many organizations use process handbooks defining the process steps involved and associated entry / exit criteria for developing software. However, an organization has a variety of projects that can be classified based on characteristics such as application domain, product complexity, team geographical distribution, etc. Tailoring the organization’s processes, tools, and life cycle models to match the characteristics of a project using them is a necessary step in order to achieve the desired project results. It is this tailoring that results in using the right process for the right environment.
About the Speaker:
Michael has worked for major Corporations managing the development and deployment of several products and services. This included complex, multi-site projects with more than 75 project participants involved worldwide. The products and services developed were in diverse application domains such as Enterprise automation, computers, networking, wireless telecom, and semiconductors.
Michael is an expert in the use of the SEI CMM/CMMI to improve the effectiveness and quality of the development process and product. This includes the use of metrics for process and quality improvement. He has more than 15 publications in established journals and conferences, including papers in IEEE Software and IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. He served as an Editor of the International Journal on “Empirical Software Engineering”.
Michael holds a BS in Computer Engineering and a MS in Computer Science. He is currently with MKD Technologies, Inc. based in Austin, Texas providing software engineering solutions through professional services. The company’s focus is on technologies enhancing group efficiencies. A recent project involved the introduction and implementation of a third party’s off the shelf authoring system, allowing multiple renditions of project documentation in formats such as XHTML, Word, PDF, Section 508 Accessible HTML, Help Pages, etc., all from a single source through the push of a button.