Sep 27, 2020
The Software Process and Measurement Cast 618 is a conversation about “process” that I had with two great people, Mike King and Beth Leonard, in March of 2020. Just doing the process to check the box for a rating or certification, whether the CMMI, CMMC, Scrum, or any other framework, destroys legitimacy and trust.
Michael King is a technology executive with over seventeen years of experience serving in technology roles supporting the Federal Government. He currently serves as Halfaker and Associates’ Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer (CIO/CISO), where he leads enterprise IT Strategy with a focus on user experience, the information security program, and the Quality Management System with a focus on improving engineering maturity and customer experience. Prior to this role, he served Halfaker’s CTO and COO, as well as completing a five-year tenure at Lockheed Martin in cybersecurity and critical infrastructure security domains. Michael holds degrees in Computer Engineering (Bachelor’s from UVA) and Information Systems (Master’s from JHU) and several professional certifications including PMP, PMI-ACP, SAFe SA, and ITIL.
Ms. Beth Leonard is an award-winning speaker in her field; frequently invited to both local and international-level industry events to speak about such topics as customer satisfaction, organizational statistical analysis and metrics development, CMMI, ISO, management reviews and techniques, as well as quality assurance. She is also a recognized patient advocate and blogger for NET Cancer; supporting several organizations both nationally as well as internationally.
Ms. Leonard is a well-respected executive with over 24 years of IT software development and service management lifecycle expertise as well as InfoSec/Cyber management, facility security management, risk and compliance, quality assurance, and process improvement experience across the government contracting industry.
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