Jim McCurley is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff for the Software Engineering Measurement and Analysis (SEMA) group within the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). During his 14 years at the SEI, his areas of expertise have included data analysis, statistical modeling, and empirical research methods. For the last several years, he has worked with various DoD agencies involved with the acquisition of large scale systems. From 1999-2005, Jim also worked as a member of the Technical Analysis Team for the CERT Analysis Center. The team developed tools and techniques for the identification and remediation of threats to ultra large scale government and military networks and worked with the DoD JTF-GNO, DoD CERT, NSA and the FBI’s NIPC. Prior to joining the SEI, Jim consulted on projects with several governmental agencies and corporations, including NOAA, EPA, Army Corps of Engineers, the Pennsylvania Governor’s Energy Council and Science Advisory Board, the Batelle Institute, Martin-Marietta Environmental Research, the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s transplant program and Center for Medical Ethics. He began programming computers for mathematical and scientific problem-solving in 1966 and has taught courses in FORTRAN, Pascal, Lisp, APL, and several statistical packages at Carnegie-Mellon University. He currently teaches the Improving Process Performance Using Six Sigma, Designing Products and Processes Using Six Sigma, and Implementing Goal-Driven Measurement courses at the SEI.
Podcasts / Webinars
In this presentation we describe a new, integrative approach for pre-Milestone A cost estimation, which we call QUELCE (Quantifying Uncertainty in Early Lifecycle Cost Estimation). QUELCE synthesizes scenario building, Bayesian belief network (BBN) modeling and Monte Carlo simulation into an… Read More