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February General Meeting  

The Golden Bull Restaurant
7 Dalamar Street
Gaithersburg, Maryland  20877

Map to The Golden Bull Restaurant

Feb 19, 2009    6:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Measuring your Measures
Mechanisms to Gauge the Effectiveness of your Measurement Program

Presented by
Mr. Dan Tucker

Thursday, February 19, 2009
at the
The Golden Bull Restaurant
Gaithersburg, MD

The cost is $10.00 for members and students or $20.00 for non-members.

Please register using the link above or by contacting Mrs. Michele Withnell at (301) 461-2469 or .  Please note:  Meal preferences cannot be guaranteed if one is not registered by Tuesday, February 17, 6:00pm.

Important Notice: ASQ Section 509 is responsible for the meals for all “No shows” at The Golden Bull Restaurant.  Please help us control our losses by notifying our Arrangements Chair Mrs. Michele Withnell at to cancel your dinner prior to the event.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Program Summary:

Across industries and domains, project and enterprise risks and issues are being realized, even when the organization has established what it thinks to be a predictive, effective measurement program.  Best practices and training direct organizations to iteratively evaluate their measurement programs for effectiveness, yet this effort proves challenging for many.  Starting with a standard Goal Question Measure (GQM) methodology, a comprehensive approach towards assessing the effectiveness of an organization's measurement program can be established.  Attendees will hear examples of how properly developed measures, automated data collection, and flexible reporting techniques allow the organization to monitor quantitative models related to collection frequency, data usage, construct definitions, and process institutionalization.  These models, in turn, can be leveraged into a complete effectiveness vision for an organization's measurement program.

Speaker Biography:  Dan Tucker

Dan Tucker, an Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton, has over fourteen years of experience in the software/systems development and process improvement industry.  Dan has served as a lead on engagements that span the spectrum of system development lifecycle activities, including custom software development, COTS integration, architecture analysis, and performance testing.  For the past seven years, Mr. Tucker has focused on process improvement, leveraging his experiences in multiple leadership positions, such as managing a Quality Assurance team, chairing the Engineering Process Group for a 1200 person business unit, and serving as the Operations Manager for the Firm’s Process Improvement Organization (PIO).  Dan received a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Mathematics from James Madison University, and is certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt by the American Society for Quality.

See the February 2009 General Meeting Announcement for more information and directions to the Golden Bull Restaurant