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CMMI Institute

Capability Counts 2018

Speaker Profile

Ron Lear, Director of IP Development and Architect of CMMI Products and Services

CMMI Institute

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About

As the CMMI Institute’s Director of IP Development and Architect of CMMI Products and Services, Ron brings over 33 years of experience with continual performance improvement, quality, and process management to supporting the development and launch of CMMI Products, including CMMI V2,0, the Medical Device Discovery Appraisal Program (MDDAP), and Cybersecurity Assessment products.  Ron is a certified High Maturity Lead Appraiser (HMLA), certified Instructor, and experienced consultant in the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration with over 300 appraisals completed to date with multiple global industries and small and large (e.g., Fortune 50/500) organizations, including aerospace, automotive, biomedical, defense, finance, healthcare, insurance, IT, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and systems and software integrators.
 
Ron has also successfully held numerous management roles for product and solution development, service delivery, and supplier management. In these roles, he has managed both small and large teams and projects delivering high-quality software, hardware, systems, and services to a wide variety of clients who are still using those products and services today.   This experience also includes agile, DevOps, and CMMI High Maturity-based development and services efforts.  Besides using the CMMI, Ron has extensive experience delivering solutions to clients leveraging ISO, and numerous other continual improvement and quality models and standards. 
 
Ron is an accomplished, senior quality and continual improvement executive and advisor and is an internationally recognized leader in several key organizations:
  • CMMI V2.0 Chief Architect
  • Former CMMI V2.0 Sponsor, Architecture Working Group representative, and advisor
  • Senior Member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ)
  • Member of ISACA and previous member of the Conference Board Quality Council
  • Member of the United States ISO 9000 Technical Committee (ISO/TC 176 or TAG 176)
  • Previous corporate representative and liaison to the American Productivity and Quality Center (APQC) and ASQ
Ron holds several high-level certifications including ASQ’s CMQ/OE, CMMI HMLA and is an ISO 9001 2015 Lead Auditor.

SPEAKER PRESENTATION

Business Performance Improvement Using CMMI V2.0

Conference Track: CMMI V2.0: Driving Performance Through Capability

This presentation will include an overview of major improvements in the CMMI V2.0 model, method, training and certifications, including:

  • The fundamental shift in the architecture and CMMI V2.0 integrated product suite of changing the focus from process improvement and compliance to performance improvement and business results
  • The ability to drive business value for improved performance and capability from model adoption
  • Tangible business results from CMMI V2.0 pilots

Overview of CMMI-DEV V2.0 and Navigating the New Model

Conference Track: CMMI V2.0: Driving Performance Through Capability

This presentation will be a hands-on walk-through of the CMMI V2.0 model viewer tool in various contexts and roles. It will also be used as an interactive session to get real-time feedback about the tool, user interface, usability, user experience, etc. Finally, this session will include an overview of future plans, features, and requests/discussion for inputs from the audience for improving the viewer for future releases. The session will cover:

  • An overview of the design and basic navigation of the model online viewer
  • The selection and usage of model views
  • Agile w/Scrum + other context-specific information
  • Interface and User Experience features and feedback

CMMI V2.0 New / Planned Content (New Capability and Practice Areas)

Conference Track: CMMI V2.0: Driving Performance Through Capability

This presentation will include an overview of the new and/or most significantly changed Practice Areas in CMMI V2.0, a presentation about planned future content, and an interactive discussion with participants. Topics include:

  • New/Biggest Changes within Practice Areas: EST, MPM, RSK
  • Future Content: Services, Solicitation and Supplier Selection (SSS), Security, Safety, DevOps Playbook, Organizational Behavior (OB)

CMMI V2.0 Building and Sustaining Performance Improvement - Panel Discussion

Conference Track: CMMI V2.0: Driving Performance Through Capability

This presentation will include an overview of the “Building and Sustaining Capability” Capability Area (CA), how these practices are adopted, applied to an organization’s or project’s processes, and how key terms such as “persistence and habit”, “process role” and “organization and in-scope projects” are critical to building and sustaining performance improvement.