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Capability Counts 2017 is a gathering of capability and improvement experts

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Join us at Capability Counts 2017! Be a part of the experience


Join hundreds of global business leaders dedicated to performance and capability improvement from an array of background, countries, and experiences. You’ll experience a series of workshops, keynotes, and interactive sessions focused on delivering actionable insights on what it means to be a capable, mature organization. Get the best ROI on your education investment at this premier conference.

Opening Keynote presentation from Greg Williams, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA

80+ speakers will share their knowledge of CMMI adoption and capability improvement experience

7 Tracks with captivating sessions - customize your schedule to fit your business needs

Interactive Gamer’s Alley Workshop will teach you about Agile values, Collaboration, and Teamwork while having the time of your life with legos, tennis balls, and playing cards. Plan a project, participate in a sprint, and build a village while experiencing a wide variety of Agile ceremonies facilitated by your Scrum Master, Ross Timmerman of Broadsword.

Why Attend Capability Counts 2017?

  • Connect with global business leaders dedicated to achieving a competitive edge by streamlining their capabilities
  • Take away ready-to-use resources and tools from industry experts to share with your organization
  • Share best practices and business challenges with your peers during networking opportunities

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Hotel/Travel

Venue Location

The Westin Alexandria
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314-5700
United States

 

Airport Transportation

The Alexandria hotel is just minutes from Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), and within two hours of Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI). Explore transportation options from each airport to The Westin Alexandria below, or take advantage of one of the numerous rental agencies located in the airports should you wish to have a car at your disposal during your stay. Visit Alexandria, Virginia Maps & Transportation.

Getting Here

  • Maps & Directions: See driving directions and maps of the area
  • Airports: Alexandria is serviced by three airports, with Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport only 10-15 minutes away
  • SuperShuttle: Arrange a shuttle to the hotel for quick and easy transportation. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (800) 258-3826 
  • Trains: Amtrak station is centrally located by the King St-Old Town Metrorail station
  • Motorcoach Resources: Information on parking and where to load and unload
  • Taxi service and Uber is available in Alexandria, VA

Hotel Information

  • Reservations: (703) 253-8600
  • Conference Room Block Now Closed

 

 

Pre-Conference Tutorials

The Capability Counts 2017 Conference tutorials on 15 May will offer you focused, hands-on, practical knowledge in multiple aspects of CMMI adoption that you will be able to immediately apply in your organization. These tutorials will give you real-world techniques and proven take-home work products to increase your organization’s capability.

For $150 per half-day tutorial, you will not find a higher ROI for your educational investment. Because we want to maximize the tutor-to-student ratio and personalize your learning experience, space is very limited. These tutorials are designed for the process and performance professional who is serious about enhancing his or her organization’s capability.

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Program Tracks

Features the benefits of implementing CMMI within your organization and case studies from organizations who have delivered successful products and services.

 

Features success stories of organizations leveraging their capability, outpacing the competition, and demonstrating best practices.

 

Features presentations from experienced professionals who will share their knowledge and help you and your organization plan and conduct high-value appraisals.

 

Features presentations on CMMI adoption and capability improvement experience in the healthcare sector.

 

Features presentations on CMMI adoption and capability improvement experience in the government sector.

 

Features presentations that enable CMMI adopters to integrate their CMMI adoption and implementation with other models, standards, bodies of knowledge, and methods.

 

Features presentations on topics that would appeal to professionals who are pursuing careers within specific disciplines. Learn first-hand from experienced professionals in your field of work.

 

Keynote Speakers

Greg Williams

Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Plans - Human Exploration and Operations, NASA

Keynote Speaker

David Anderson

Chairman, Lean Kanban Inc.

Keynote Speaker

 

Speakers

 

 

 

 

Jaideep Devare

Managing Director, Mahindra Insurance Brokers Ltd.

CMMI On Board

Jerry Frese

Senior Methodologist, Internal Revenue Service

CMMI On Board 

Peter Tessin

Technical Research Manager, ISACA

CMMI On Board 

Alex Stall

CMMI Practice Leader, CMMI Institute

CMMI On Board 

Mariano Montoni

Director and Software Engineer, ProMove

CMMI On Board 

Pablo Henriquez

Vice President, Procesix

CMMI On Board 

Julie Calfin

Executive Consultant, Broadsword

CMMI On Board 

Michael King

Chief Technology Officer, Halfaker and Associates

CMMI On Board 

Rick Spiewak

Lead Software Systems Engineer, National Security Engineering Center, The MITRE Corp

CMMI On Board

Amol Tope

Head - Process and Metrics Group, Zensar Technologies Ltd

Advancing Your Capability

Kusum Dhyani

Project Manager, Optimal Solutions and Technologies, Inc.

Advancing Your Capability

Andreas Felschow

CTO, TPC, LLC

Advancing Your Capability

Dani Renzi

Line of Business Manager, CAE

Advancing Your Capability

Bin Cong

Professor, Cal State Univ. at Fullerton and CRS Tech

Advancing Your Capability

Brian Cole

Vice President, Optimal Solutions and Technologies, Inc.

Advancing Your Capability

Craig Hollenbach

Manager, Engineering Performance, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Advancing Your Capability

Darian Poinsetta

Vice President, Agile CxO

Advancing Your Capability

Drew Ellis

MSP Manager, Optimal Solutions and Technologies, Inc.

Advancing Your Capability

Kileen Harrison

Chief Technologist, Booz Allen Hamilton

Advancing Your Capability

Tim Zeller

Director of Strategic Communications, Broadsword

Advancing Your Capability

David Farr

Software Process Manager, Jaguar Land Rover

Advancing Your Capability

Jeff Gorball

Managing Director, Kingland Systems Corporation

Advancing Your Capability

Jyoti Gupta

Delivery Assurance Lead, Tata Consultancy Services

Advancing Your Capability

Kevin Schaaff

Principal and Senior Program Manager, Booz Allen Hamilton

Advancing Your Capability

 

Neena Panda

Quality Manager, Tata Consultancy Services

Advancing Your Capability

Sripathy Ramachandran

Practice Lead & Principal Consultant, KPIT

Advancing Your Capability

Steve Moulder

Process Engineer Advisor, National Government Services

Advancing Your Capability

Sudha Gopalakrishnan

Partner - Enterprise Integration, Intellect Design Arena Ltd

Advancing Your Capability

Thomas Brooks

Jr. Statistical Analyst / Process Engineer, OST, Inc.

Advancing Your Capability

Kris Puthucode

President and CEO, Software Quality Center LLC

Professional Disciplines

Pedro Castro Henriques

CEO and Senior Consultant, Strongstep

Professional Disciplines

Prem Ranganath

Senior Director, IT Delivery Excellence & Assurance - R&D Solutions, QuintilesIMS

Professional Disciplines

Jim Halcomb

Practice Leader for DMM, CMMI Institute

Professional Disciplines

Dipanjan Ghosal

Senior Estimation Consultant, Tata Consultancy Services

Professional Disciplines

Bernadette Gagnon

CEO and CTO, Bluemont Technology & Research Inc.

Professional Disciplines

Anoop Madhavan

Vice President, Government Initiatives, Nest Technologies Corp

Professional Disciplines

Jennifer Attanasi

Lead Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

Professional Disciplines

Howard Nutt

Executive Director, Business Development Institute International

Professional Disciplines

Jean-Yves Guilbaud

Expert Consultant, inspearit

Professional Disciplines

Jeff Dalton

President, Broadsword

Professional Disciplines

Michel Avila

CDO, Neoway

Professional Disciplines

Nestor Ovalle

Dr./Leadership Excellence and Organizational Change Consultant, N.K. Ovalle

Professional Disciplines

Richard Lea

Director of Business Process Management, DSS, Inc.

Professional Disciplines

Shannon Campbell

Quantitative Management SME, Booz Allen Hamilton

Professional Disciplines

Thomas Cagley

Vice President of Consulting, DCG Software Value

Professional Disciplines

 

Antonio Braga

Services Director, Crest Consulting

Professional Disciplines

Neil Potter

Consultant, The Process Group

Professional Disciplines

 

Raghavendra Mithare

Agile Coach, ProcessWhirl

Integrated Solutions

Karen Palmer

QA Manager, TriTech

Integrated Solutions

Raul Flores

Development Manager, Tecnologia de Gestion y Comunicación SA de CV

Integrated Solutions

Kayla Stanfield

Certified Scrum Master, Cummings Aerospace Inc.

Integrated Solutions

Alejandro Ramirez

Governance, Architecture & QA Leader, Ultrasist

Integrated Solutions

Tim Meyers

Agile Coach, Booz Allen Hamilton

Integrated Solutions

Luke Lackrone

Agile Coach, Booz Allen Hamilton

Integrated Solutions

Alma P. Gutierrez

Lead Appraiser, Qualtop Group

Integrated Solutions

Prabhakar Sundaravathanan

Director, Honeywell Technology Solutions

Integrated Solutions

Alex Benten

CMMI Coach, Citizant

Integrated Solutions

Barry Schrimsher

Quality Manager, Siemens PLM Software

Integrated Solutions

Daniel Riganati

IT Senior Project Manager, Aetna

Integrated Solutions

Dipankar Chakrabarti

Executive Director of Advisory Risk and Quality Leader, PwC

Integrated Solutions

Joey Spooner

Kanban Consultant and Trainer, TriTech Enterprise Systems

Integrated Solutions

Oscar Mondragon

Clinical Professor / Consultant, UT El Paso / SIE Center Mexico

Integrated Solutions

Pam Schoppert

Director of Quality Programs, Citizant

Integrated Solutions

Petr Bohacek

Quality Manager, Honeywell spol. s r.o.

Integrated Solutions

Prem Ranganath

Sr.Director, IT Delivery Excellence & Assurance - R&D Solutions, QuintilesIMS

Integrated Solutions

Sara Deaton

Vice President, Quality Assurance, Cummings Aerospace, Inc.

Integrated Solutions

Wael Philops

QA Manager, ITS

Integrated Solutions

Becky Fitzgerald

Principal and Co-Founder, Two Harbors Consulting

CMMI Adoption: Healthcare Sector

Melanie Mecca

Director, Data Management Product and Services, CMMI Institute

CMMI Adoptioin: Healthcare Sector

Mark Burgett

Process Improvement Manager, Truven Health

CMMI Adoption: Healthcare Sector

Laura Adkins

Sr. CMMI Consultant, Broadsword Solutions

CMMI Adoption: Healthcare Sector

Hendrick Gaitsewe Lenepa

Director and Management Consultant, Demix Naledi

CMMI Adoption: Government Sector

Brian Gallagher

Senior Vice President, Operational Excellence, CACI

CMMI Adoption: Government Sector

Kiran Honavalli

Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP

CMMI Adoption: Government Sector

Margaret Glover

CEO Excellence in Measurement Technology, EMT LLC

CMMI Adoption: Government Sector

Todd Schrubb

Consultant, Western Slope Technologies, LLC

CMMI Adoption: Government Sector

Wendy Romeu

President, Alluvionic, Inc.

CMMI Adoption: Government Sector

Michael King

Chief Technology Officer, Halfaker and Associates

CMMI Adoption: Government Sector

Peter Pedross

CEO, PEDCO - Managed Process Services

CMMI Adoption: Government Sector

Ryan Bays

Quantitative Management SME, Booz Allen Hamilton

CMMI Appraisals: Best Practices

Alex Stall

CMMI Practice Leader, CMMI Institute

CMMI Appraisals: Best Practices

Pam Schoppert

Director of Quality Programs, Citizant

CMMI Appraisals: Best Practices

Arthur Valle

Academic Staff Member, Wintec - Waikato Institute of Technology

CMMI Appraisals: Best Practices

David Quinn

Chief Quality Officer, MOSAIC Technologies Group, Inc.

CMMI Appraisals: Best Practices

 

Kieran Doyle

HM Lead Appraiser, Excellence In Measurement Technology Ltd

CMMI Appraisals: Best Practices

Michael Callihan

President, AEGIS.net Inc.

CMMI Appraisals: Best Practices

Michael Evanoo

Quality Strategist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

CMMI Appraisals: Best Practices

 

Neil Potter

Consultant, The Process Group

CMMI Appraisals: Best Practices

Paul Byrnes

Principal and CEO, Integrated System Diagnostics

CMMI Appraisals: Best Practices

Tunde Oyalowo

Lead Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

CMMI Appraisals: Best Practices

Satish Kumar Tumu

CEO & Principal Consultant, Concept QA Labs

CMMI Appraisals: Best Practices

 

Stephanie Lesesne

Chairperson, Engineering Process Group, Palmetto GBA

CMMI Appraisals: Best Practices

Ross Timmerman

Senior Consultant, Broadsword

Gamer's Alley Workshop

Jaqueline Ferreira

Project Coordinator - Engineering Process Group (EPG), Radix

CMMI On Board 

Ronald Lear

Corporate Quality Director, Booz Allen Hamilton

CMMI Adoption: Healthcare Sector

Thomas Bond

Task Manager, Livanta

CMMI Adoption: Healthcare Sector

William Chumley

Chief Customer Officer, Colorado Governer's Office of Information Technology

CMMI Adoption: Government Sector

Doug Grindstaff

Global New Business and Market Development, CMMI Institute

CMMI Adoption: Healthcare Sector

Michael West

Founder and Principal Consultant, Natural SPI

CMMI Appraisals: Best Practices

Cathy Henderson

Senior Consultant, Broadsword

CMMI Appraisals: Best Practices

Coaching Cafe

The CMMI Institute is pleased to offer the Coaching Café at Capability Counts 2017! Free for conference attendees, the Coaching Café is an opportunity for you to arrange a one-on-one capability consultation at the conference. The Coaching Café will be staffed by the CMMI adoption experts listed below, who each possess significant successful experience in helping organizations such as yours achieve higher levels of performance and capability.

If you are interested in a private consultation with one of the conference coaches, please select your coach from the list here:

We will then connect you with your coach for you to communicate with and set up a consultation at the Capability Counts 2017 conference. Your learning opportunity with any of these coaches will be high, and your cost for the coaching session is $zero.

Jeff Dalton

President, Broadsword

High Performance Is Agile 

broadswordsolutions.com

 

Bill Smith

CEO, Leading Edge Process Consultants

CMMI Made Simple

cmmitraining.com

 

Beth Layman

Principal Consultant, Layman & Layman

Constructing Processes that are Useful and Used

laymanandlayman.com

 

Pedro Castro Henriques

CEO, Strongstep

Passion to Innovate and Simplify in Software Quality

strongstep.pt

 

Pat O'Toole

Principal Consultant, PACT

Enhancing results through continuous improvement

www.pactworld.org

 

Neil Potter

Co-Founder, The Process Group

Turning Agile, CMMI, and Process Challenges Into Results

www.processgroup.com

 

Michael West 

Author, Natural SPI

Process is Important; Performance is Everything

www.naturalspi.com

 

Tom Cagley

Vice President of Consulting, DCG Software Value

Making Software Value Visible

www.dcgsoftwarevalue.com

 

Margaret Anne Tanner Glover

Agile SAFe PC,CSM, CMMI-DEV, CMMI-SVC and
High Maturity Lead Appraiser
at Excellence in Measurement Technology

CMMIAgility, Excellence In Process Flexibility

www.excellenceinmeasurement.com

 

Dilek Ozdemirci

Process Improvement Consultant,DORA Process Consulting, Inc.

Setting the Right Frame of Mind
for Sustainable Improvement

www.doraconsulting.com

 

Henry Schneider, PPQC

CIO/CTO Business Advisor,Process and Product Quality Consulting

EmpowerMentor
Simplifying complex process challenges

www.PPQC.net

 

Antonio Braga

Director, Crest Consulting

Process Evolution = Maturity

www.crestconsulting.com.br

 

Pascal Rabbath

Business Development Manager, CMMI Institute

www.cmmiinstitute.com

 

Alex Stall

CMMI Practice Leader, CMMI Institute

www.cmmiinstitute.com 

 

David Greer

Performance Improvement Consultant, Assess-IT

Performance Improvement Simplified, Without Diluting Its Value

www.assess-it.com

 

 

Select a Coach

 

Capability Challenge

Participate in this exciting competition and help select the best business success story!

You’ll hear from thought leaders from around the world who are building organizational capability and improving performance within their organization. Each participant will present their story during a webinar and discuss why their project/program was/is unique, what the business benefits were, and how they measured its effectiveness. View the kick-off webinar to learn more about the Capability Challenge and how to get involved.

Final Webinar Series: Wednesday, 12 April 2017 at 10 a.m. EST  

In this special webinar broadcast you'll hear from our final round of Capability Challenge contestants! Our moderator, Tom Cagley, VP of Consulting at DCG Software Value, well-known for his Software Process and Measurement Podcasts, will conduct an interview-style webinar with our contestants during the 45 minute session.

Each participant will present their story and discuss why their project/program was/is unique, what the business benefits were, and how they measured its effectiveness. Join our webinar to listen to these great business success stories! You'll hear from the following participants:   

  • Gregory Zawadzki, Manager ESE, Knorr Brake Company
  • Delio Almeida, Global Quality Director, CRITICAL Software, SA
  • Matthew Shuster, Director of Performance Technology, Cognosante

 

If you missed the March webinar, view the recording here - March 2017 Webinar

If you missed the February webinar, view the recording here - February 2017 Webinar

If you missed the January webinar, view the recording here - January 2017 Webinar

 

Learn more about last year's Capability Challenge winner: Michael Callihan, President of AEGIS.net!

Video of AEGIS's success story 

Blog Post on AEGIS.net website       

Press Release       

Michael Callihan interview video

 

 

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Partner Workshop

The annual CMMI Institute Partner Workshop is open to all Partner Business Points of Contact (BPOCs) and to any certified lead appraiser, instructor, or enterprise data management expert.  Certification candidates awaiting observation may also attend the Partner Workshop.

Capability Counts Conference registration and Partner Workshop registration are available through one system. You may register for the conference, workshop, or both events together. When registering, answer “Yes” to “Is your company a CMMI Institute Partner?” This will allow you to register for the conference on 16-17 May and/or the Partner Workshop on 18-19 May 2017.

Employees of CMMI Institute Partner organizations are eligible to register for the Capability Counts Conference at the Partner discount rate of $1,299. No additional discounts can be used against the Partner rate; it is the lowest rate available.

Date and Venue 

18-19 May 2017

The Westin Alexandria
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314-5700
United States

 

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Sponsors

Thank you to our Capability Counts 2017 Sponsors!

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor at Capability Counts 2017! Learn more here

Questions? Email events@cmmiinstitute.com

 

 

 


 

 

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