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Ed Weller

Integrated Productivity Solutions, LLC

Ed Weller is the principal in Integrated Productivity Solutions, providing solutions to companies seeking to improve productivity. Ed is internationally recognized as an expert in software engineering and in particular software measurement. His focus on quality started with his work on the Apollo program with General Electric; was reinforced during his work as a hardware, test, software, and systems engineer and manager on mainframe systems at Honeywell and Groupe Bull; and continued as the process group manager on the Motorola Iridium Project. For the past fourteen years, Ed has worked to improve the quality and productivity in small to very large companies that develop engineering and IT applications.

Speaker Presentations
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 8:30am
Half-day Tutorials
Software Metrics: Taking the Guesswork Out of Software Projects

Why bother with measurement and metrics? If you never use the data you collect, this is a valid question—and the answer is “Don’t bother, it’s a waste of time.” In that case, you’ll manage with opinions, personalities, and guesses—or even worse, misconceptions and misunderstandings. Based on his more than forty years of software and systems development experience, Ed Weller describes reasons for measurement, key measures in both traditional and agile environments, decisions enabled by measurement, and lessons learned from successful—and not so successful—measurement programs.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 3:45pm
Agile and CMMI: Yes, They Can Work Together

There is a common misconception that agile and CMMI cannot work together. CMMI is viewed as a documentation heavy, slow, process-driven model—the polar opposite of agile principles. The cost of documentation for an appraisal is viewed as another drawback. Join Ed Weller to see why a large organization chose to use the practices in the CMMI to complement agile, and a formal appraisal to improve and evaluate their performance.