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Ray C. Williams
December 2016 - Technical Note Update 2016: Considerations for Using Agile in DoD Acquisition

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Suzanne Miller, Dan Ward (Dan Ward Consulting), Mary Ann Lapham, Ray C. Williams, Charles (Bud) Hammons, Daniel Burton, Alfred Schenker

This report updates a 2010 technical note, addressing developments in commercial Agile practices as well as the Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition environment.

April 2010 - Presentation We Have All Been Here Before: Recurring Patterns Across 12 U.S. Air Force Acquisition Programs

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: William E. Novak, Ray C. Williams

Presentation given by William Novak and Ray Williams at the 2010 Systems and Software Technology Conference (SSTC) on April 29, 2010

April 2010 - Technical Note Considerations for Using Agile in DoD Acquisition

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Mary Ann Lapham, Ray C. Williams, Charles (Bud) Hammons, Daniel Burton, Alfred Schenker

This 2010 report explores the questions: Can Agile be used in the DoD environment? If so, how?

December 2008 - Webinar Process Improvement at the Edges

Topics: CMMI, Process Improvement

Authors: Ray C. Williams

In this 2008 webinar, SuZ Garcia discusses approaching CMMI and other model-based improvements by applying solutions from very small organizations to large multi-organizations.

December 2008 - Webinar Identifying Program Risks

Topics: Process Improvement, Risk and Opportunity Management

Authors: Ray C. Williams

In this 2008 webinar, Ray C. Williams looks at group processes at the work group level (development team, IPT, small project) for identifying and documenting risk.

June 2007 - Video Getting Program Decision-Makers to Use and be Part of Risk Management Process (video)

Topics: Acquisition Support, Risk and Opportunity Management

Authors: Ray C. Williams

In this video, Ray Williams presents how to get program decision-makers to use and be part of the risk management process.

October 2006 - Presentation Getting Program Decision- Makers to Use and be Part of Risk Management Process

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Ray C. Williams

Presentation made at International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) 2007, held in San Diego, California from June 24-29, 2007.

December 2005 - Handbook Software Acquisition Planning Guidelines

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: William E. Novak, Julie B. Cohen, Anthony J. Lattanze, Linda Levine, Patrick R. Place, Ray C. Williams, Carol Woody

This 2005 handbook presents guidance for acquisition planning and strategy topics in a condensed form, and references the primary resources available for each topic.

September 2005 - Technical Note A Taxonomy of Operational Risks

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Brian P. Gallagher, Pamela J. Case, Rita C. Creel, Susan Kushner, Ray C. Williams

This report presents a taxonomy-based method for identifying and classifying risks to operational aspects of an enterprise.

September 2004 - Technical Note A Roadmap of Risk Diagnostic Methods: Developing an Integrated View of Risk Identification and Analysis Techniques

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Ray C. Williams, Laura Aguera, Kathryn Ambrose Sereno

This technical note describes the characteristics that determine whether a risk diagnostic method qualifies for the roadmap. It also describes the characteristics of diagnostic methods that do not qualify for the roadmap.

September 2004 - Technical Note Risk Based Diagnostics

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Ray C. Williams, Kathryn Ambrose Sereno, Laura Bentrem, Tom Merendino

The SEI has constructed a tentative "roadmap" for personnel involved in the systems and software acquisition community. This report describes the characteristics that determine whether a risk diagnostic method qualifies for the roadmap.

January 2004 - Presentation The Diagnostic Roadmap

Topics: Risk and Opportunity Management, Acquisition Support

Authors: Ray C. Williams

In this presentation, the authors discuss progress in developing an integrated view of risk identification and analysis techniques.

September 2003 - Presentation New Directions in Risk Management at the SEI

Topics: Risk and Opportunity Management, Acquisition Support

Authors: Ray C. Williams

In this presentation, Ray C. Williams describes the ongoing risk management work that continues at the SEI.

December 1999 - Technical Report SRE Method Description (Version 2.0) & SRE Team Members Notebook (Version 2.0)

Authors: Ray C. Williams, Sandra Behrens, George Pandelios

This report describes the SRE Method Description, a process for identifying, analyzing, and developing mitigation strategies for risks in a software-intensive system while it is in development.

January 1996 - Book Continuous Risk Management Guidebook

Topics: Risk and Opportunity Management, Cybersecurity Engineering

Authors: Christopher J. Alberts, Audrey J. Dorofee, Ron Higuera, Richard L. Murphy, Julie A. Walker, Ray C. Williams

This book describes the underlying principles, concepts, and functions of risk management and provides guidance on how to implement it as a continuous practice in your projects and organization.

July 1994 - Special Report Team Risk Management: A New Model for Customer-Supplier Relationships

Authors: Ron Higuera, Audrey J. Dorofee, Julie A. Walker, Ray C. Williams

This 1994 report presents the concepts of Team Risk management by providing a description of the overall process that engages both the customer and supplier in a cooperative framework using explicit methods to manage project risks.

May 1994 - Special Report An Introduction to Team Risk Management (Version 1.0)

Authors: Ron Higuera, David P. Gluch, Audrey J. Dorofee, Richard L. Murphy, Julie A. Walker, Ray C. Williams

This 1994 report defines the organizational structure and operational activities for managing risks throughout all phases of the life-cycle of a software-dependent development program.