Linda Parker Gates
Software Engineering Institute
Linda Parker Gates specializes in strategic planning, performance excellence, and change management. In addition to supporting numerous government agencies in developing and adopting improvement strategies, Gates leads the Software Acquisition Pathways initiative in the SEI Software Solutions Division. Gates is the author of the SEI technical report, Strategic Planning with Critical Success Factors and Future Scenarios: An Integrated Strategic Planning Framework and a multi-part SEI blog series on strategic planning and agility. Gates joined the SEI in 1989. Gates spent two years at the Software Productivity Consortium in Herndon, Virginia in 1994–95 before rejoining the SEI in 1996. Gates is a senior examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Gates has served on the Baldrige Board of Examiners since 2011. Gates also serves as co-chair for the Government Community of Practice for the Association for Strategic Planning.