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Lean Six Sigma Special Interest Group Meeting  

1616 Anderson Road
Center Conference Room (3rd Floor)
McLean, Virginia  22102

May 30, 2012    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Topic: High Maturity Pays Off - "It is Hard to Believe Unless You Do It"

Speaker: Girish Seshagiri - CEO AIS, Winner IEEE Computer Society Software Process Achievement Award SEI CMMI  Level 5

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 30, 2012
6:00 - 6:45 pm - Networking
6:45 - 7:45 pm - Program
7:45 - 8:00 pm - LSS SIG Announcements 

Admission: Please register at https://asq509.org/ht/d/DoSurvey/i/38891.  Registration is complimentary and ASQ Membership is not required.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Questions can be directed to [email protected]  

Abstract: Is high maturity worth it? Yes, if executive management sponsors the long-term process improvement initiative with constancy of purpose and makes quality the number one goal. We provide a business owner�s view of high maturity. We provide hard data on high maturity�s impact on customer satisfaction, company profitability, and business strategic decision making as well as intangible results such as self-directed teams, low staff turnover and joy in work. We show that with higher maturity (CMMI� level 5), our processes came under statistical control, and we were able to create a strategic business model with competitive game changers such as firm fixed price contracts and performance guarantees including lifetime warranty on software defects. To the skeptics, we say, �It is hard to believe, unless you do it.�

Speaker Bio:    

Girish Seshagiri is CEO of AIS, a win­ner of the IEEE Computer Society Soft­ware Process Achievement Award.  AIS is one of the very few organizations in the U.S. whose software process capability is assessed at SEI CMMI Level 5. Seshagiri has more than 30 years experience managing technical teams.  He has an MBA degree from Michigan State University.