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Michael D. Konrad
October 2017 - Presentation Why does Software Cost so Much? Towards a Causal Model

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Robert W. Stoddard, Michael D. Konrad

Presentation on research to build an actionable, full causal model of software cost factors that is immediately useful to DoD programs and contract negotiators

October 2017 - Poster Why does Software Cost so Much? Towards a Causal Model

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Robert W. Stoddard, Michael D. Konrad

Poster on research to build an actionable, full causal model of software cost factors

March 2017 - Presentation Why Does Software Cost So Much? Toward a Causal Model (March 2017)

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Robert W. Stoddard, Michael D. Konrad, William Nichols, David Danks (Carnegie Mellon University), Kuh Zhang (Carnegie Mellon University)

This presentation shares early research results that may confirm some well-known drivers of DoD software cost and debunk others.

March 2017 - Presentation Measuring Complexity for System Safety Assurance

Authors: Sarah Sheard, Michael D. Konrad, William Nichols, Charles B. Weinstock

This presentation describes a two-year research effort to define complexity measures for avionics systems in order to help the FAA identify when systems are too complex to assure their safety.

November 2016 - White Paper FAA Research Project on System Complexity Effects on Aircraft Safety: Testing the Identified Metrics

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Michael D. Konrad, Sarah Sheard, Charles B. Weinstock, William Nichols

This report describes a test of an algorithm for estimating the complexity of a safety argument.

November 2016 - White Paper FAA Research Project on System Complexity Effects on Aircraft Safety: Estimating Complexity of a Safety Argument

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Michael D. Konrad, Sarah Sheard, Charles B. Weinstock, William Nichols

This report presents a formula for estimating the complexity of an avionics system and directly connects that complexity to the size of its safety argument.

November 2016 - White Paper FAA Research Project on System Complexity Effects on Aircraft Safety: Identifying the Impact of Complexity on Safety

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Sarah Sheard, Charles B. Weinstock, Michael D. Konrad, Donald Firesmith

This report organizes our work on the impact of software complexity on aircraft safety by asking, “How can complexity complicate safety and, thus, certification?”

November 2016 - White Paper FAA Research Project on System Complexity Effects on Aircraft Safety: Literature Search to Define Complexity for Avionics Systems

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Michael D. Konrad, Sarah Sheard

This special report describes the results of a literature review sampling what is known about complexity for application in the context of safety and assurance.

October 2016 - Technical Report Definition and Measurement of Complexity in the Context of Safety Assurance

Topics: Performance and Dependability

Authors: Sarah Sheard, Michael D. Konrad, Charles B. Weinstock, William Nichols

This report describes research to define complexity measures for avionics systems to help the FAA identify when systems are too complex to assure their safety.

November 2015 - Presentation Elicitation of Unstated Needs

Authors: Mary Beth Chrissis, Robert W. Stoddard, Michael D. Konrad

This presentation covers the KJ method and additional extensions that allow KJ to be used in a virtual environment (KJ+). The results of a KJ+ case study and two brief exercises are included.

April 2015 - Podcast Data Driven Software Assurance

Topics: Software Assurance, Vulnerability Analysis

Authors: Michael D. Konrad, Art Manion

In 2012, SEI researchers began investigating vulnerabilities reported to the SEI's CERT Division. A research project was launched to investigate design-related vulnerabilities and quantify their effects.

March 2015 - White Paper SEI SPRUCE Project: Curating Recommended Practices for Software Producibility

Topics: Software Architecture, Measurement and Analysis, Cyber Risk and Resilience Management

Authors: Michael D. Konrad, B. Craig Meyers, Tamara Marshall-Keim, Gerald W. Miller, Bill Pollak

This paper describes the Systems and Software Producibility Collaboration Environment (SPRUCE) project and the resulting recommended practices on five software topics.

August 2014 - Presentation Eliciting Unstated Requirements

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Nancy R. Mead, Michael D. Konrad, Robert W. Stoddard

The tutorial presents the traditional KJ method for eliciting unstated user needs and extensions made to allow KJ to be used in a virtual environment.

May 2014 - Technical Report Data-Driven Software Assurance: A Research Study

Topics: Software Assurance, Performance and Dependability, Process Improvement, Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Michael D. Konrad, Art Manion, Andrew P. Moore, Julia L. Mullaney, William Nichols, Michael F. Orlando, Erin Harper

In 2012, Software Engineering Institute (SEI) researchers began investigating vulnerabilities reported to the SEI's CERT Division. A research project was launched to investigate design-related vulnerabilities and quantify their effects.

August 2011 - Webinar Ask the CMMI Experts

Topics: CMMI, Process Improvement

Authors: CMMI Product Team, Rusty Young, Mike Phillips, Michael D. Konrad, Eileen C. Forrester, Mary Beth Chrissis

During this webinar, members of the SEI's CMMI Product Team lead an interactive session answering your CMMI questions.

May 2011 - Presentation Capability Maturity Model Integration V1.3 and Architecture-Centric Engineering

Topics: CMMI

Authors: Lawrence G. Jones, Michael D. Konrad

This presentation from SATURN 2011 discusses the integration of architecture-centric engineering principles into CMMI V1.3.

March 2011 - Book CMMI for Development: Guidelines for Process Integration and Product Improvement, Third Edition

Topics: CMMI, Process Improvement

Authors: Mary Beth Chrissis, Michael D. Konrad, Sandra Shrum

This book is the definitive reference for CMMI-DEV Version 1.3. It describes best practices for the development and maintenance of products and services across their lifecycle.

January 2011 - Webinar Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) V1.3 and Architecture-Centric Engineering

Topics: CMMI, Software Architecture

Authors: Lawrence G. Jones, Michael D. Konrad

Lawrence G. Jones and Michael D. Konrad address the basics of architecture-centric engineering, and discuss where and how these practices are reflected in the CMMI model.

February 2009 - Webinar CMMI v1.2 and Beyond

Topics: CMMI, Process Improvement

Authors: Michael D. Konrad, Mike Phillips

In this 2009 webinar, Michael D. Konrad and Mike Phillips describe the continued updates of CMMI to better address key elements such as acquisition and services.

February 2009 - Webinar CMMI Version 1.3 Product Suite

Topics: CMMI, Process Improvement

Authors: Michael D. Konrad, Rusty Young

In this 2009 webinar, Michael D. Konrad and Rusty Young discuss CMMI Version 1.3 and the changes that it will bring to the entire CMMI Product Suite.

November 2008 - Webinar CMMI-Agile

Topics: CMMI, Process Improvement

Authors: Michael D. Konrad

In this 2008 webinar, Michael D. Konrad talks about how Agile methods and CMMI can be used to dramatically improve business performance when properly used together.

November 2008 - Technical Note CMMI or Agile: Why Not Embrace Both!

Topics: Process Improvement, CMMI

Authors: Hillel Glazer - Entinex Inc., Jeff Dalton (Broadsword Solutions Corporation), David Anderson (David J. Anderson & Associates Inc.), Michael D. Konrad, Sandra Shrum

This report describes how CMMI and Agile methods can be used together successfully.

August 2008 - Presentation CMMI for Services (CMMI-SVC) Overview for Workshop

Topics: CMMI

Authors: Eileen C. Forrester, Michael D. Konrad

An overview for workshop for the CMMI for Services (CMMI-SVC). Presented in August 2008 by Eileen Forrester and Michael D. Konrad.

March 2008 - Presentation Tutorial: If You're Living the "High Life", You're Living the Informative Material

Topics: CMMI, Measurement and Analysis, Process Improvement

Authors: Michael D. Konrad, Robert W. Stoddard, Rusty Young

This presentation provides an overview of CMMI high maturity, which occurs at levels 4 and 5. It was presented at SEPG 2008, in Tampa Florida, March 2008.

October 2007 - Presentation If You're Living the "High Life," You're Living the Informative Material

Topics: CMMI

Authors: Michael D. Konrad, Robert W. Stoddard, Rusty Young

This presentation provides information on how the informative material within the CMMI-DEV model relates to high maturity implementations of CMMI-DEV in various organizations.

September 2006 - Presentation MISC PMT: Combining TSP and CMMI Should Mean More Than Just an Anagram

Topics: TSP

Authors: Michael D. Konrad

Presentation given at TSP Symposium on September 18-21, 2006

April 2005 - Technical Report Mapping TSP to CMMI

Topics: CMMI, Process Improvement, TSP

Authors: Jim McHale, Daniel S. Wall, Watts S. Humphrey, Michael D. Konrad

This 2005 report provides an essential element to facilitate the adoption of the TSP in organizations using CMMI, namely, a mapping of ideal TSP practices into the specific and generic practices of CMMI.

November 2004 - Presentation Model - Appraisal Method Interactions

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Jack R. Ferguson, Michael D. Konrad

This presentation was delivered by Jack Ferguson and Mike Konrad of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) in November 2004.

October 2004 - Special Report CMMI Interpretive Guidance Project: What We Learned

Topics: Process Improvement, CMMI

Authors: Mary Beth Chrissis, Michael D. Konrad, Sandra Shrum, Kenneth Smith, Gian Wemyss

This report summarizes the results of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Interpretive Guidance Project, and summarizes and analyzes 7500 comments received regarding CMMI adoption that were reported by CMMI users and potential users.

October 2003 - Special Report CMMI Interpretive Guidance Project: Preliminary Report

Topics: Process Improvement, CMMI

Authors: Mary Beth Chrissis, Gian Wemyss, Dennis Goldenson, Michael D. Konrad, Kenneth Smith, Agapi Svolou

The SEI collected data to learn more about how CMMI is being accepted by various organizations. This report describes those activities and includes summaries of the data collected.

January 2003 - Presentation CMMI: Improving and Integrating

Topics: CMMI

Authors: Mary Beth Chrissis, Michael D. Konrad, Mike Phillips, Sandra Shrum

This presentation provides an overview of CMMI from 2003.

August 2002 - Special Report A Report on the May 2002 CMMI Workshop

Topics: Process Improvement

Authors: Michael D. Konrad, Mary Beth Chrissis, Bill Curtis (CAST Research Labs), Mark C. Paulk

This report summarizes the results of the CMMI Workshop held May 7-8, 2002.