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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

Aug 26, 2014    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

The Discipline of Software 


Presented by Mark Doernhoefer

Tuesday August 26, 2014

6:30 PM � Networking and Pizza

7:00 � 8:00 PM � Program

There is no cost to attend at McLean, Silver Spring


Software Engineering is both a discipline of study and a profession that requires discipline. There is ample evidence that practitioners are either not aware of the software engineering best practices that form the software engineering discipline or not using a disciplined approach to engineering software. This month�s presentation will provide a discussion of best practices in software engineering focusing on the software development processes described in IEEE Standard 12207, Systems and software engineering � Software life cycle processes. Using the process outcomes contained in IEEE 12207, we will show why process discipline is important in software engineering and discuss the consequences of not following a disciplined process in software development.

Mark Doernhoefer is a Principal Software Systems Engineer at The MITRE Corporation.  He has over 25 years of experience in software engineering and software development mostly in Department of Defense major programs. Prior to joining MITRE, Mark held various programmer and software engineering positions with General Dynamics, General Electric Aerospace (now Lockheed Martin)  and SAIC. He is a retired US Navy Commander.

Mark received his undergraduate degree in English from the University of Missouri and his Masters of Information Science from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is a senior member of the IEEE and senior life member of the ACM. He has written the �Surfing the Net� column for Software Engineering Notes, the ACM SigSOFT newsletter, for the past 18 years.

Locations and Registration

The presentation will originate at MITRE�s McLean, Virginia facility, with video teleconferencing between:

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 2503

260 Industrial Way West

Eatontown, NJ 07724

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

MITRE-2, Room 1N100

7515 Colshire Drive

McLean, VA 22102

Host: Scott Ankrum, Cell 240-731-758

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

Meeting Flyer with directions to Mitre.


You must register by noon on Monday, August 25.  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: or 703-983-6127


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

Software SIG Committee:    James L. de la Houssaye, Salwa M Abdul-Rauf, Richard Eng, Rhonda L. Farrell, Alfred Kromholz, James M. Simpson, Chris Jones, Lance Kelson,  Wendy Etkind, Tom Everett, Aaron Dagen


Sponsored Jointly By: The American Society for Quality (ASQ), Washington DC & Maryland Metro Section (509), Software Special Interest Group (SSIG); IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC & Northern Virginia Chapters; and Society for Software Quality (SSQ), Washington, DC Area Chapter.  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: https://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


Next month, on Tuesday, September 23, 2014:


�Risk Management 103, Measurements� (Part 1)


by Mike Helton of Helton Associates