Peter D. Morris

Peter D. Morris, PMP is a Process Engineering Consultant under contract to SPAWAR Systems Center (SSC) Pacific through Process Engineering Systems. His career, spanning 37 years, has afforded him opportunities to work in both the commercial and DoD/Federal sectors, including several Fortune 500 companies. He has performed as Software Engineer, Electromagnetic Engineer, Program Manager, Director of Operations, and Process Engineer. He has authored numerous technical reports,including publications for the U.S. Army National Training Center (NTC), National Security Agency (NSA), Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA) and the U.S. Air Force Space Command. Mr. Morris has been a major contributor to the CMMI Level 3 for Development certifications at both InnovaSystems International, LLC and SSC PAC. His adaptations of the Goal-Question-Measure (GQM) process have been institutionalized at various corporations, allowing for simplified and automated measurement and analysis programs focused on business goals and continuous Business Process Improvement. Most recently his efforts have targeted BPI for 22 Agile SCRUM projects, deploying Project and Process Management, Engineering and Project Support enhancements resulting in increased velocity, quality and return on investment. E-mail: pmorrispmp@aol.com

List of CrossTalk articles:

John D. Rockefeller and Alexander Hamilton: The Founding Fathers of Agile (May/Jun 2017)

“My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.” Vice President, John Adams Introduction Nothing has ever been invented — not the light bulb, not the automobile, not the iPhone. Someone at some point got the notion to ...

The Tragedy of the Commons (Jan/Feb 2016)

Abstract. The Tragedy of the Commons is a dilemma arising from a situation in which multiple individuals, acting independently and in their own self-interest, will ultimately deplete a shared limited resource, even when it is clear that it is not in the group’s long-term interest for this to happen [1]. ...

The Perfect Process Storm: Integration of CMMI, Agile, and Lean Six Sigma (Nov/Dec 2012)

Abstract Many organizations have struggled over the past few decades with a blizzard of process improvement methodologies such as Total Quality Management (TQM), Kaizen, JIT Production, and Re-Engineering. These operations are understandably leery of adopting new methodologies given their past experience, especially with a focus on return on investments and ...