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Brooks Software is a leading provider of real-time enterprise applications and automation solutions for collaborative and complex manufacturing environments. Our products and solutions deliver competitive advantage to many of the world's Fortune 500 manufacturers in aerospace & defense, automotive, high tech, life sciences and semiconductor manufacturers worldwide.

As part of Brooks Software's commitment to Quality and Process Improvement, adoption of leading Software Engineering methods is an ongoing strategic element in Brooks's software operations.

CMMI is a cornerstone of Brooks strategy. However while customers are demanding CMMI compliance as a measure of confidence in your organization's capability, developers have embraced Agile methods and are seeing results.

This presentation will provide insight into how one company is realizing CMMI, Agile methods and other leading process trends to coexist to meet stringent process and quality requirements as well as enablers for ongoing process improvement. This presentation looks at CMMI and Agile from a commercial software supplier perspective.

The presentation will outline the aspects of cultural change, lessons learned and industry trends and provide real-world examples of the application of these trends in a leading software supplier.

About the Speaker

Peter R. Hennessey is Director of Engineering Programs within Brook Software's Product Operations, Quality and Process Engineering groups.

Pete is responsible for the development and introduction of the Software Product Life Cycle within Brooks Software's Global Software Operations. Pete is currently leading the CMMI effort and supports the Software Product Development teams in the introduction of processes, methods such as Agile and measurement systems for the execution of product development projects.

Pete holds a MS in Information Technology and a BA in Economics. Pete has over 20 years experience in various Management and Technical roles developing and deploying Advanced Mfg and Supply Chain products and systems for some of the worlds leading technology companies. Pete has been an active member of Boston SPIN for the last 4 years.

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