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Watts S. Humphrey


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.


U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center (CCDC Armaments Center), Fire Control Systems & Technology Directorate (FCSTD)


IEEE Computer Society/Software Engineering Institute Watts S. Humphrey Software Process Achievement (SPA) Award 2016: Nationwide, 2016
Will J.M. Pohlman, Nationwide IT

IEEE Computer Society/Software Engineering Institute Watts S. Humphrey Software Process Achievement (SPA) Award 2016: Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, 2016
Neal Mackertich, Peter Kraus, Kurt Mittelstaedt, Brian Foley, Dan Bardsley, Kelli Grimes, Mike Nolan, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems - Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)


IEEE Computer Society/Software Engineering Institute Software Process Achievement (SPA) Award 2009, 2009
Satyendra Kumar and Ramakrishnan M., Infosys Technologies, Ltd.


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


Software Process Improvement Journey: IBM Australia Application Management Services, 2004
Robyn Nichols and Colin Connaughton, IBM Australia Application Management Services


An Integrated Approach to Software Process Improvement at Wipro Technologies: veloci-Q, 2002
V. Subramanyam, Sambuddha Deb, Priya Krishnaswamy, and Rituparna Ghosh, Wipro Technologies


Software Process Achievement at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, 1999
Kelley Butler and Walter Lipke, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Directorate of Aircraft, Software Division, Test Software and Industrial Automation Branches


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


Hughes Aircraft's Widespread Deployment of a Continuously Improving Software Process, 1997
Ron R. Willis, Robert M. Rova, Michael D. Scott, Martha I. Johnson, John F. Ryskowski, Jane A. Moon, Ken C. Shumate, and Thomas O. Winfield, Raytheon Systems Company


Raytheon Electronic Systems Experience in Software Process Improvement, 1995
Blake Ireland, Ed Wojtaszek, Dan Nash, Ray Dion, and Tom Haley, Raytheon Electronic Systems


Software Process Improvement in the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory, 1994
Frank McGarry and Rose Pajerski, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Gerald Page and Sharon Waligora, Computer Sciences Corporation
V. Basili and M. Zelkowitz, University of Maryland

“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