V.P. Software Development
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4:00 PM, Monday, November 22, 2004
McFarland Student Union Building
The traditional methods and standardized processes, like ISO and CMM have not had a big impact on the extremely high failure rate of software projects. Companies around the world are taking a serious look at agile techniques to help the industry address this problem and improve the quality of life for software professionals. Agile software development concepts have been around for many years, but have gained much popularity since the .com bubble burst in 2001. What are these techniques and what skills are going to be important as you enter the software industry?
Since October 2001, Bob Schatz has served as VP of Development for Primavera Systems, Inc. He is responsible for leading the team that develops Primaveraís software solutions for Enterprise Project, Resource, and Portfolio Management. Before joining Primavera, Bob spent seven years at Liquent, Inc., managing the development of publishing software targeted for the pharmaceutical market, and 12 years at GE Aerospace/Lockheed Martin, where he held various management positions for large-scale development projects for US government agencies and the Department of Defense. He holds a bachelorís degree in Computer Science from Temple University and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.