CMMI Institute

Capability Counts 2019

30 April & 1 May, 2019

Reston, VA

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Bradley Bittorf, Sr. Principal Multi-Discipline Engineer


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Bradley Bittorf manages CMMI at Raytheon Missile Systems. He guides organizational and process initiatives and provides “organizational memory” based on his 20 years there.

Brad has worked with various lead appraisers on many appraisal teams. As a Certified CMMI Professional, he mentors diverse suppliers in CMMI.

Past roles included systems and software engineering, quality, process deployment, and compliance, on aerospace, automation control, and pioneer mobile phone projects.

Brad geocaches, judges science fairs, volunteers for the El Tour de Tucson bicycle event, and plays vintage base ball (using 1864 rules!). He remains, as a friend once declared, “Very patriotic about Wisconsin".



The Cursed Appraisal: A Case Study in Appraisal Staffing Planning and Reaction

Conference Track: Improving Quality with CMMI

Raytheon's recent CMMI appraisal absorbed many challenges to staffing consistency during its 1.5 year duration. The amazing number of events that occurred, and the way that the organization dealt with them, will be covered in this session. Get ready to learn new things to consider when planning and managing appraisals!