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Software Process and Measurement Cast

The Software Process and Measurement Cast provides a forum to explore the varied world of software process improvement and measurement.  The SPaMCast covers topics that deal the challenges how work is done in information technology organizations as they grow and evolve.  The show combines commentaries, interviews and your feedback to serve up ideas, options, opinions, advice and even occasionally facts. 


Jul 24, 2011

Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 144!

SPaMCAST 144 features my interview with Mary Lynn Penn. We discussed the CMMI, Six Sigma, Lean, SCAMPI appraisals and more!

Mary Lynn Penn is the Director of Strategic Process Engineering, at Lockheed Martin Corporation, Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS), Lynn oversees policies and process command media, process compliance via audits and process improvement activities. She develops and manages compliance to multiple standards including CMMI DEV, CMMI SVC, ISO 9001/AS910, ISO 20000 and ISO 27001.  

Her Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model (CMM) involvement began with version 1.0 and has progressed to the current CMMI version 1.3. She has participated in multiple formal SPAs, CBA IPIs, Assessments using the Acquisition Model, Risk Evaluations and supported multiple Software Capability Evaluations per versions 1, 2, and 3. She has supported multiple assessments using both CMMI DEV and CMMI SVC.  She is currently certified as a CMMI Instructor and a SCAMPI B/C Team Lead and an SEI Affiliate. She is the Industry lead for the CMMI V1.3 model release.

Lynn has a BS in Mathematics from Villanova University, she has done graduate studies in Computer Science and Management Information Systems.  She is a certified ISO 9000 internal auditor at Lockheed Martin.  She is also a Certified Greenbelt and Blackbelt in Six Sigma and Lean Techniques.

She has published a book “CMMI and Six Sigma: Partners in Process Improvement”.

Please feel free to reach out the MS Penn on LinkedIn

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In the SPaMCAST 145 we will return to the Metrics Minute with an overview of IFPUG Function Points!