The Real-World Application of IEEE Software and Systems Engineering Standards as the basis for Software Process Improvement

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Process improvement methodologies do not tell users ‘how’ to satisfy their criteria as they are typically descriptive.  These methodologies do not describe how to accomplish their goals but describe the criteria that the end results should support.  Standards, however, are prescriptive.  Standards describe how to fulfill the requirements associated with effective organizational process improvement and software project management.  They are effective tools for the definition and managed improvement of the software development process. 


Ms. Land will present brief descriptions of several process methodologies – the CMMI, ISO 9001, and Lean Six Sigma and how IEEE Systems and Software Engineering Standards might be best applied in support of each of these models.  She will describe how these standards might be used to define a foundation of software and systems engineering processes and practices that might be used ensure:

  • CMMI Level 2/3 compliance,
  • ISO 9001 compliance,
  • provide the basis for the application of Lean Six Sigma methodologies,
  • Or simply establish, or improve, existing processes and practices.

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  • Date: 23 Sep 2021
  • Time: 08:00 PM to 09:15 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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  • Starts 23 August 2021 08:00 AM
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Susan K. (Kathy) Land is a Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency. She has more than 30 years of industry experience in the application of software engineering methodologies, the management of information systems, and leadership of software development teams. Kathy served as the 2018 Vice President, IEEE Technical Activities. She also served two additional terms on the IEEE Board of Directors as Division VIII Director/Delegate in 2011 and 2012 and as Division V Director/Delegate in 2014 and 2015. She was President of the IEEE Computer Society in 2009. Kathy was a member of the IEEE-USA Board of Directors in 2013 and 2016. Kathy has been an active member of the IEEE Standards Association for more than 20 years and served as the Computer Society Vice President for Standards in 2004. She was the recipient of the 2007 IEEE Standards Medallion. An IEEE Fellow, Kathy is the author and co-author of a number of texts and publications supporting software engineering principles and the practical application of software process methodologies. She is an IEEE-HKN Member and IEEE Computer Society Richard E. Merwin Award recipient.