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Patrick Henry Library, Vienna; FDA Silver Spring; MITRE Bedford MA; MITRE Eatontow; MITRE Aberdeen,
Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180
FDA, Bld 66, room G512, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
Various, Maryland

Nov 24, 2015    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

Lean Requirements Validation for 

Improved Quality

Presented by Cary Bryczek

Tuesday November 24, 2015

6:30 PM – Networking and Pizza

7:00 – 8:00 PM – Program

There is no cost to attend at McLean, Silver Spring


In today’s fast paced environment whether you are delivering new systems to the military or designing new commercial products, it is no longer enough to test for quality during development. Learn how quality organizations can lead program and requirements teams using collaborative, lean approaches to requirements validation during the earliest stages of program inception.  Quality organizations have the unique capability to guide product and program managers early in lifecycle and provide true value. Lean principles applied to requirements at the very beginning of a product or systems inception will reduce costly assumptions that might later cause development rework.

Cary Bryczek has more than two decades of process and systems engineering work in commercial and defense sectors. She has developed a sharp eye for how organizations get mired with inefficiencies, cross-purposes and miscommunication — and how they can retool for a sleeker, smoother, strategically focused organization. As a solutions architect she helps organizations set priorities and create innovative processes using modern tools and data architectures to help them compete in the marketplace or meet mission objectives.  Her clients have ranged from defense agencies like the US Army, giant consulting companies like Deloitte, to small business retail shops ranging in size from 10 employees to thousands.

November meeting flyer here.

Locations and Registration

The presenter will be at Mitre McLean location with the presentation video/teleconferenced to the following locations:

MITRE-2, Room 1N100

7515 Colshire Drive

McLean, VA 22102

Host: Scott Ankrum, Cell 240-731-7581

MITRE, Room 2503

260 Industrial Way West

Eatontown, NJ 07724

Host: Aaron Dagen, Desk: 732-578-6301

US Food and Drug Administration (White Oak)

Building 66, Room G512

10903 New Hampshire Ave

Silver Spring, MD 20993
host: James Simpson, Cell: 301-996-4976

MITRE, Room 02-301

Northgate Building A,

209 Research Blvd.,

Aberdeen, MD 21001

Host: Richard Eng, Cell: 703-201-9112


If you can host another location via VTC, please contact Scott Ankrum (below)


 Join online meeting  https://meet.mitre.org/ankrums/M9GRS6JR

Join by Phone  +1 (703) 983-2020

Conference ID: 9105627

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Registration: Webpage: http://www.asq509.org/ht/d/DoSurvey/i/26913


You must register by noon on Monday, November 23.  If you cannot attend at any location, select telephone dial-in when you register.  FDA (Silver Spring) cannot host non-citizen visitors.  If not a US citizen, please provide your title, employer, and address.  Allow 2 business days for registration before the meeting.


For registration problems or further information contact Scott Ankrum at: ankrums@mitre.org or 703-983-6127



Software SIG Chairman:    T. Scott Ankrum (ASQ & IEEE)

Software SIG Committee: Salwa M Abdul-Rauf, Farzad Aidun, Aaron Dagen, Richard Eng, Rhonda L. Farrell, James L. de la Houssaye, Hung Ngo, Chris Jones, Lance Kelson, Alfred Kromholz, Mary E. Lewis, James M. Simpson


Sponsored Jointly By: The American Society for Quality (ASQ), Washington DC & Maryland Metro Section (509), Software Special Interest Group (SSIG); and IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC & Northern Virginia Chapters.  Members of the ASQ SSIG include software quality professionals, software engineers, and others interested in applying quality principles to the field of software development.  See our web page: http://www.asq509.org/ht/d/sp/i/2499/pid/2499.  We meet every month, usually at the MITRE facility in McLean, Virginia, with VTC to other locations