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MITRE McLean; FDA Silver Spring; MITRE Bedford MA; MITRE Eatontow; MITRE Aberdeen, MD
MITRE-2 room 1N100, 7525 Colshire Drive, McLean, VA 22102
FDA, Bld 66, room G512, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
various, Maryland

Jan 27    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

“If it passes test, it must be OK” 

Common Misconceptions and The 

Immutable Laws of Software 


Presented by Girish Seshagiri

Tuesday January 27, 2015

6:30 PM – Networking and Pizza

7:00 – 8:00 PM – Program

There is no cost to attend at McLean, Silver Spring

“If it passes test, it must be OK.” and other common misconceptions about managing software, inhibit changes to the way software projects are planned, audited and assured for cost, schedule, and quality performance.  This presentation describes the immutable laws of software development as articulated by SEI Fellow Watts Humphrey and based on the presenter’s considerable professional experience in managing software technical teams. The presenter describes the impact of each of the immutable laws on an organization’s ability to deliver very high quality software solutions on predictable cost and schedule and provides data from his company’s projects to illustrate many of the laws.

 Girish Seshagiri Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Ishpi Information Technologies, Inc. is a globally recognized thought leader in software assurance, software quality management, software process improvement and modern methods of managing knowledge work.  As a visionary and an innovator, Girish is the architect of several disruptive technology innovations and strategic initiatives, including; High Velocity Development (a hybrid agile development process), firm fixed price performance based software development contracting, and software quality guaranteed by a lifetime warranty against defects.  He is the author of the visionary white paper “Emerging Cyber Threats Call for a Change in the ‘Deliver Now, Fix Later’ Culture of Software Development,” and is a highly respected speaker, coach, and instructor.

Girish, an early adopter of the Dual Vocational Training Model for skills formation and a staunch advocate of regional workforce development, is currently providing the founding organizational leadership to the definition and implementation of the Central Illinois Regional Center of Excellence for Secure Software (CICESS). 

Girish has an MBA (Marketing), from Michigan State University.

January, 2015 Meeting Announcement

Locations and Registration

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

MITRE-2, Room 1N100

7515 Colshire Drive

McLean, VA 22102

Host: Scott Ankrum, Cell 240-731-7581

MITRE, Room 2503

260 Industrial Way West

Eatontown, NJ 07724

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

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 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

You must register by noon on Monday, January 24.  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