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Software Special Interest Group  

MITRE Corporation
7515 Colshire Drive,
Building 2
McLean, Virginia

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Sep 26, 2017    5:30 pm - 7:15 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

ASQ 509 / 511 Software SIG Monthly Meeting

Quality-Driven Innovation in Systems & Software

Presented by Dr. Nicole Radziwill, Associate Professor of Integrated Science and Technology at James Madison University & Editor of Software Quality Professional

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

5:15 – 6:00 PM Networking, Pizza, and Awards

6:00 – 7:00 PM – Evening Program

7:00 – 7:15 PM – Special Announcements

*There is no cost to attend at McLean or Silver Spring


What do cyber-physical systems, data science, and Industry 4.0 have in common?

 ISO 9001:2015 paragraph 3.1.5 defines quality as the “totality of characteristics of an entity that bear upon its ability to satisfy stated and implied needs.” An entity can be a person or an organization, a process, a project, a product, or (since machine learning in intelligent agents is becoming more widespread) a proxy that makes decisions and takes actions on a user’s behalf.

Using this definition, innovation can be thought of as finding and defining the characteristics of those entities that will satisfy future needs – a perspective that aligns with ASQ’s description of innovation as “quality for tomorrow.” This presentation explores innovation and technological transformation from the Industrial Revolution to present -- through the lens of quality – to help you identify opportunities for innovation related to developing systems and software.

Nicole Radziwill is an Associate Professor of Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT) at James Madison University (JMU). She is a Fellow of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), Certified Manager of Quality and Operational Excellence (CMQ/OE), and one of ASQs Influential Voices (http://qualityand innovation.com).

 September Flyer: Here.

September Parking Code: Here.

Locations and Registration


The presenter will be at the MITRE-2 location with presentation remote dial-in available to the out of region participants:

MITRE Corporation

MITRE-2 Building, Room 1N100

7515 Colshire Drive, McLean, VA 22102


Host: Dave Morse, Cell: 808-226-2222

MITRE Corporation

Room 2503

260 Industrial Way West

Eatontown, NJ 07724


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

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (White Oak)

Building 66, Room G512

10903 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20993

Host: James Simpson/Patricia Spillar, Cell: 301-996-4976


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


Join online meeting: https://asq509.webex.com/asq509/j.php?MTID=m0a010c24d11fa032bb527bf80e1a7c75


Meeting number

801 837 070

Meeting password


Join by Phone:  1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)


Access Code:  801 837 070


You must register by noon on Monday, September 25, 2017. If you cannot attend at one of our physical locations, simply 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 5 business days for registration before the meeting.


For registration problems or further information contact Rhonda Farrell at:

  or 831-419-4585


Software SIG Chairpersons: Rhonda Farrell (ASQ 509), Kristine Hejna, Danny Moore (ASQ 511).

 Software SIG Committee:

Salwa M Abdul-Rauf, Farzad Aidun, Aaron Dagen, Chris Jones, Lance Kelson, Michael Kouremetis, Chris Lenk, Mary E. Lewis, David Morse, Maryam Rahmani, Patricia Spillar, James M. Simpson.

Sponsored Jointly By: The American Society for Quality (ASQ), Washington DC & Maryland Metro Section (509) & Northern Virginia Section (511) Software Special Interest Group (SW SIG). Members of the ASQ SW SIG include software quality professionals, software engineers, and others interested in applying quality principles to the field of software development.  See our web page: https://asq509.org/ht/d/sp/i/2499/pid/2499


Our Next Regular Meeting: Tuesday October 24, 2017 at FDA Silver Spring