CMMI Institute

Capability Counts 2019

30 April & 1 May, 2019

Reston, VA

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Speaker Profile

Sara L. Deaton, Vice President Quality Assurance

Cummings Aerospace, Inc.

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Ms. Sara Deaton is VP of Quality Assurance at Cummings Aerospace. Her career has spanned 30+ years in software development, systems engineering, program management, quality engineering, and mission assurance. She has extensive knowledge of systems/software engineering practices, including agile development. She has a BS degree in Applied Mathematics, an MS degree in Operations Research and certifications as an ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer, ASQ Process Analyst, CMMI Associate (v1.3 & 2.0), and Certified Scrum Master. She also teaches Agile Fundamentals and Implementation classes. She enjoys helping others to be successful by teaching proven approaches to solve complex problems.



Implementing Agile and CMMI? How To Know You're Succeeding

Conference Track: CMMI: One Size DOES Fit All

CMMI provides insight into product development best practices. Agile Scrum provides flexibility, adaptability, and high productivity. With software development becoming more complex over time, it seems logical that companies want to implement Scrum and CMMI together to achieve the most benefits in the shortest amount of time. When tasked with this merged implementation, how do you know you’re headed for success? Do you know if you are on track or about to run off the rails? What measures, signs, and results should you be looking for to steer your implementation and gauge your success? We’ve been there and done that and will share our knowledge and expertise in this session so that you too can achieve success.