CMMI Institute

Capability Counts 2018

Speaker Profile

Richard Lea, Director of Business Process Management

DSS, Inc.

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When Richard Lea founded the business process management group at DSS, Inc., a now CMMI Maturity Level 3 healthcare IT solutions software development company, their success was threatened from aggressive expansion. By leveraging his unique blend of talents from his customer service, military, and entrepreneurial background, Richard created a group of CMMI-focused problem solvers that enabled DSS to handle their accelerated growth. Richard Lea is a certified PMP, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and Scrum Master.


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Conference Track: Integrating Models, Standards, and Methodologies

DSS has a 20-year history of modernizing legacy systems performance and efficiencies of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Confident with their assessment performance, management was challenged to offer teams a second agile methodology (Kanban) without compromising the gains achieved during the assessment, while undergoing a complete tool replacement (Atlassian). The presentation illustrates how the organization used CMMI to: - Strengthen Kanban without losing its strengths. - Evaluate criteria to help choose which methodology to use. - Ensure the selected methodology is being followed and is delivering quality. - Keep the tool (Atlassian) and methodology in sync.