Columbia, Maryland
The Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Laboratory in Columbia, Maryland
is pleased to host the
Partners in Excellence
2nd Annual
Information Technology Symposium
March 27, 2002



The goal of the IT Symposium is to promote excellence in today's fast pace development environments within the greater Maryland, Virginia, DC area to encompass the following disciplines:

Software Engineering
Process Improvement

Sessions will include topics on:

Project Management
COTS Implementation

Symposium Partners

American Society for Quality (ASQ) Software Division
Quality Assurance Association of Maryland (QAAM)
Fraunhofer Center Maryland (FC-MD)
Software Industry Consortium (SwIC)
Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) - DC and Maryland Sections


7:30-8:30 am - Registration

8:30-9:00 am - Welcome

Welcome to the 2nd Annual ITES Symposium

Dr. Victor Basili
Fraunhofer Center Maryland
College Park, MD

9:00-10:30 am - Session 1

Developing an Integrated Project Management Approach for COTS-based Implementations

Neil Adams, Joyce Ludwig,
Jackie Mathiason
Titan Systems Civil Govn`t Services Group (Titan CGSG)

Using Risk and Quality Assurance Methods to Create (and Keep) Trustworthy eBusiness Relationships

Gregory D. Ruck
10:30-10:45 am - Break

10:45-12:15 pm - Session 2

An Approach for Improved Inspections

Forrest Shull
Fraunhofer Center Maryland

Extending UML for Formal Verification

T. Scott Ankrum
MITRE Corporation

12:15-1:15 pm - Lunch

Lunch will be served in the APL Cafeteria at a discounted price but is not included in the Symposium fee of $30.

1:20-2:50 pm - Session 3

Matching Management Processes and Development Methods: Safe Merging In the Fast Lane

Hillel Glazer
Principal, Entinex, Inc.

Teaching an Old Process Some New Tricks: Practical Experiences in Software Engineering and Process Improvement

Gwennie Furr

2:50-3:00 pm - Break

3:00-4:00 pm Wrap-up Session


Complete and mail the following form by March 8, 2002 to ensure your spot. Space is limited so do it today!

Name: ____________________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________________

Phone: _______________________

Email: ________________________

Affiliation (Circle One)

ASQ502, ASQ509, ASQ511, QAAM, SwIC, DCSPIN, MDSPIN, Southern MDSPIN, Fraunhofer, Other

Registration Fee is $30 per person.

Please make checks payable to the American Society for Quality, Section 509. We CANNOT accept credit cards or purchase orders.

To complete your registration, please mail this completed form and your check to the following address:

Julie Ferron
327 Selwin Drive
Frederick, MD 21701

For More Information:

For detailed Program Information check the web at 2nd Annual Information Technology Symposium, March 27, 2002


Julie Ferron, 301-317-8683


Laurie Schneider, 410-295-1827


Kane Davidson, 703-207-8610

Fraunhofer Center

Tricia Larsen, 301-403-8932



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