Our Next Meeting is scheduled for
Thursday, 13 April 2000 at 7:30 P.M.
Mr. Scott Donaldson and Mr. Stanley Siegel
from SAIC, co-authors of
Cultivating Successful Software Development: A Practitioners View
will be speaking on
Measurement in Everyday Language via Object Measurement®
at Lockheed Martin in Rockville, Maryland, our DC SIGAda Venue
Object Measurement® is a registered trademark owned by Scott E. Donaldson and Stanley G. Siegel.
Scott Donaldson, a Corporate Vice President with Science Applications International Corporation, has been in the computer field since 1974. He has a broad range of software engineering experience in the government and commercial domains. This experience includes the design, development, implementation, technical management, and evaluation of computer systems applications. Mr. Donaldson was the director of an SEPG that helped a 400-person organization achieve SEI Level 3. He was also the deputy program manager for this $28+ million/year business. He was the program manager of a large organization providing systems integration support to the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Together with Stan Siegel, he wrote a book on software process improvement Cultivating Successful Software Development: A Practitioner's View that was published in March 1997. Together with Stan Siegel, he is working on a second edition of this book that is scheduled to appear the end of 2000. Mr. Donaldson received a bachelor's degree in operations research from the United States Naval Academy and master's degree in systems management from the University of Southern California.
Stan Siegel, a Vice President with Science Applications International Corporation, has been in the computer field since 1970. Since 1976, he has specialized in the area of software product assurance. He coauthored a textbook on the subject that appeared in 1987. He is a coauthor of the first textbook on software configuration management, which was published in 1980. Together with Scott Donaldson, he wrote a book on software process improvement Cultivating Successful Software Development: A Practitioner's View that was published in March 1997. From 1992 until 1997, Dr. Siegel was a member of an SEPG in an organization working on approximately thirty to forty software projects of various sizes. He is currently the chief scientist in an organization providing systems integration support to the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Dr. Siegel received a PhD in theoretical nuclear physics from Rutgers University.
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