The following invited speakers were part of the 2007 PNSQC two-day technical program, held October 9 and 10, 2007.
Are your schedules off as soon as you create them? Does your management expect you to meet impossible deadlines? Have you ever been surprised by how long tasks took to complete? If you answer yes to any of these questions, chances are someone in your organization is playing schedule games. There are many different schedule games, but they all have similar results: the project team is behind the eight ball. We’ll look at how to recognize the signs of schedule games, how to address the underlying problems, and how to change the rules.
What attendees will learn:
Johanna Rothman consults, speaks, and writes on managing high-technology product development. As a consultant, she has assisted managers, teams, and organizations become more effective by applying her pragmatic approaches to the issues of project management, risk management, and people management.
Johanna has helped Engineering organizations, IT organizations, and startups hire technical people, manage projects, and release successful products faster. Her action-based assessment reports have helped managers and teams improve their projects, products, and financial results. She is a sought-after speaker and teacher in the areas of project management, people management, and problem-solving.
Johanna most recent book is Manage It! Your Guide to Modern Pragmatic Project Management. In addition, she is a coauthor (with Esther Derby) of popular and pragmatic Behind Closed Doors, Secrets of Great Management. She is also the author of the highly acclaimedHiring the Best Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds, and is coauthor (with Denise Robitaille) of Corrective Action for the Software Industry Johanna is a host and session leader at the Amplifying Your Effectiveness (AYE) conference.
Herbert (Hugh) Thompson
Chief Security Strategist, People Security
This presentation graphically dissects the software security bug with live demonstrations of some of the most virulent vulnerabilities in software. Dr. Herbert Thompson, author of numerous books on software security, talks about how security vulnerabilities make their way into software, the most common security mistakes, and the state of the software security practice. You will also see demonstrations of the most effective techniques to find security bugs in software.
Dr. Herbert H. Thompson is a world-renown expert in application security. As Chief Security Strategist at People Security, he heads the company’s security education program and directs research projects for some of the world’s largest corporations. In additional to creating methodologies that help clients build demonstrably more secure software, he has trained developers, architects, security testers and executives at some of the world’s largest software companies including Microsoft, HP, Motorola, IBM, Cisco, Symantec, and SAIC.
As the chair of the Application Security Industry Consortium, Inc. (AppSIC), he leads an association of industry technologists and leaders to help establish and define cross-industry application security guidance and metrics. He hosts “The Hugh Thompson Show” on AT&T’s techchannel , which premiered in April 2007.
Dr. Thompson has co-authored five books including How to Break Software Security: Effective Techniques for Security Testing (with Dr. James Whittaker, published by Addison-Wesley, 2003), and the upcoming Protecting the Business: Software Security Compliance (to be published by Wiley, 2007).
In 2006, SC Magazine named him one of the “Top 5 Most Influential Thinkers in IT Security.” He has authored more than 60 academic and industrial publications on software security and frequently writes for such industry publications as Dr. Dobbs Journal, IEEE Security & Privacy, CSO Magazine, Network World, CIO Update, Journal of Information and Software Technology, and ACM Queue.
Hugh earned his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Florida Institute of Technology, where he remains a member of the graduate faculty. He also holds the CISSP certification.
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