PM Tutorial  (1:00 pm Р5:00 pm)

Fusion: Integrating Lean Six Sigma and Software Best Practices

by Gary Gack
Getting Started level

Summary: This session will examine issues and opportunities that arise in today's "multi-model" world of software process improvement. Each of the most common models (Lean Six Sigma, CMMI, PMBoK and Agile) will be briefly described, and synergies will be examined. Measures essential for software process improvement will be explored, including the Cost of Quality concept as it applies to software processes.

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Gary GackPresenter Bio: Gary Gack, is the founder and President of, a provider of Assessments, Strategy advice, Training, and Coaching relating to integration and deployment of software and IT industry best practices. Mr. Gack holds an MBA from the Wharton School and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. In addition he is an ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE), a Certified Scrum Master, a Visiting Scientist with the Software Engineering Institute (2006) where he co-authored the "Measuring for Performance Driven Improvement 1" course for which he is an authorized instructor, and he holds the ITIL Foundation Certification. He has more than 40 years of diverse experience in the software and IT industry, including more than 20 years focused on process improvement.