Sep 5, 2010
Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 98!
The Software Process and Measurement Cast this week features an in interview with Richard Soley. The interview with Richard wraps up my interviews with the troika of luminaries that are leading the SEMAT initiative. Richard provides a great wrap up on the goals, benefits and ideas that define SEMAT.
Dr. Richard Mark Soley is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OMG TM.
As Chairman and CEO of OMG, Dr. Soley is responsible for the
vision and direction of the world's largest consortium of its type.
Dr. Soley joined the nascent OMG as Technical Director in 1989,
leading the development of OMG's world-leading standardization
process and the original CORBA® specification. In 1996, he led the
effort to move into vertical market standards (starting with
healthcare, finance, telecommunications and manufacturing) and
modeling, leading first to the Unified Modeling Language TM (UML®)
and later the Model Driven Architecture® (MDA®). He also led the
effort to establish the SOA Consortium in January 2007, leading to
the launch of the Business Ecology Initiative (BEI) in 2009. The
Initiative now includes Communities of Practice focused on the
adoption of BPM and SOA, Green Computing, Event Processing and
Previously, Dr. Soley was a cofounder and former Chairman/CEO of A. I. Architects, Inc., maker of the 386 HummingBoard and other PC and workstation hardware and software. Prior to that, he consulted for various technology companies and venture firms on matters pertaining to software investment opportunities. Dr. Soley has also consulted for IBM, Motorola, PictureTel, Texas Instruments, Gold Hill Computer and others. He began his professional life at Honeywell Computer Systems working on the Multics operating system.
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., Dr. Soley holds bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Conferences and Speaking Engagements in 2010 (To Date)
ISMA Cinco in Sao Paulo September 13-15. I will be one of the featured speakers. THe title of the presentation is Function Points: Past, Present and Future. The website to get more information is http://www.ifpug.org/conferences/ I hope to see you there!
SPaMCAST 99 we will feature an essay on measuring IT development capacity at a department level.