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TSP Symposium 2014 Keynotes to Address Maximizing Performance

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Pittsburgh, Pa., June 23, 2014—The Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI) has announced the opening of registration and the slate of distinguished keynote speakers for the Team Software Process (TSP) Symposium 2014. Held in Pittsburgh on November 3-6 in collaboration with IEEE Software magazine, the symposium will focus on the theme Going Beyond Methodology to Maximize Performance.

"There is one constant in the world of software development," says Alan Willett, technical chair of the symposium and president of Oxseeker, Inc., "and that is the pace of change—it's fast. I encourage you to join this conference, where we don't just keep up with the pace of change, we set it."

A performance framework for both software and non-software development that has been used for approximately a decade, TSP is a proven method to help teams plan, evaluate, manage, and control their work.

This year's conference offers a broad range of complementary practices that contribute to peak performance on system and software projects. The unifying theme of the conference is quality. Ultimately, a quality product and service must be delivered on time and within budget, be secure, be sustainable, and provide value to users.

The TSP Symposium 2014 keynote line-up includes

  • Scott Garrett, a senior operating partner with Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry, and former chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Beckman Coulter, Inc., a leader in biomedical testing
  • Holly Ridgeway, chief information security officer for the PNC Financial Services Group and former deputy chief information security officer for the Department of Justice, where she was responsible for leading the activities, detection, monitoring, incident response, reporting, and security services of the Department of Justice Security Operations Center and the FBI's intelligence community
  • Jesse Schell, CEO of Schell Games, author of the critically acclaimed book, The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses, and former creative director of the Disney Imagineering Virtual Reality Studio
  • Rich Pethia, director of the SEI CERT Division, which conducts research and development activities to produce technology and systems-management practices that help organizations recognize, resist, and recover from attacks on networked systems

In addition to the keynote speakers, substantial technical program, and organized networking events, the TSP Symposium 2014 also offers practitioners an in-depth learning opportunity with full-day and half-day tutorials on software-engineering practices that support the development of high-quality products.

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About the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute
The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and operated by Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI helps organizations make measurable improvements in their software engineering capabilities by providing technical leadership to advance the practice of software engineering. For more information, visit the SEI website at

About the IEEE Computer Society
IEEE Computer Society, the publisher of IEEE Software magazine, is the world's leading computing membership organization and the trusted information and career-development source for a global workforce of technology leaders including professors, researchers, software engineers, IT professionals, employers, and students. The unmatched source for technology information, inspiration, and collaboration, IEEE Computer Society is the source that computing professionals trust to provide high-quality, state-of-the-art information on demand. IEEE Computer Society provides a wide range of forums for top minds to come together, including technical conferences, publications, a comprehensive digital library, unique training webinars, professional training, and a TechLeader Training Partner Program to help organizations increase their staff's technical knowledge and expertise. To find out more about the community for technology leaders, visit

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