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Watts S. Humphrey

Software Quality Award 

Nomination Period Begins: January 1, 2024

Past Recipients

Humphrey Award recipients are required to produce an SEI technical report that describes their accomplishments, their "improvement journey," and the resulting insights, experiences, and proven practices. Here are the reports written by previous recipients.


Productora de Software S.A. (PSL), 2006


Software Process Improvement Works! 1998
Pat Ferguson, Gloria Leman, Prasad Perini, Susan Renner, and Girish Seshagiri, Advanced Information Services, Inc.

“We have found by applying to software the principles that made the industrial revolution possible, software engineering teams can achieve improvements in quality, predictability, and productivity that exceed our wildest dreams.”

—Watts S. Humphrey