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Susan Kushner
March 2007 - Book CMMI for Outsourcing: Guidelines for Software, Systems, and IT Acquisition

Topics: Acquisition Support, CMMI, Process Improvement

Authors: Hubert F. Hofmann (General Motors), Susan Kushner, Deborah K. Yedlin (General Motors)

This book is a practical introduction to the CMMI-ACQ. It covers the entire acquisition project lifecycle, offering insider experiences, tips, tricks, and pitfalls to avoid.

August 2006 - Technical Report Techniques for Developing an Acquisition Strategy by Profiling Software Risks

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Mary C. Ward, Joseph P. Elm, Susan Kushner

This report introduces a taxonomy of strategy drivers and strategy elements and provides a method for performing a comparative analysis of the strategy drivers and the resulting strategic choices for the elements.

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.