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IEEE Computer Society/Software Engineering Institute Watts S. Humphrey Software Process Achievement (SPA) Award 2016: Nationwide

April 2017 Technical Report
Will J.M. Pohlman (Nationwide IT)

This report describes the 10-year history of Nationwide's software process improvement journey. Nationwide received the 2016 Watts Humphrey Software Process Achievement Award from the SEI and IEEE.


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For nearly 10 years Nationwide IT has been on a software process improvement journey in pursuit of increased quality, productivity, and predictability. By deploying and scaling a blend of Agile and Lean concepts and a unique team model, as well as fostering a problem solving and learning culture, Nationwide IT has produced significant business outcomes and demonstrated increasing employee engagement. These achievements have positioned Nationwide IT to scale Agile to an enterprise level. In 2016 the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute and IEEE recognized Nationwide IT with the Watts Humphrey Software Process Achievement Award. For more information on the SPA Award, visit