Richard Turner


Distinguished Service Professor

Research Role: Researcher

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Dr. Richard Turner has thirty years of experience in systems, software and acquisition engineering. He has developed and acquired software in the private and public sectors and consulted for government and commercial organizations. He is currently a Distinguished Service Professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. Most recently, he was a Fellow at the Systems and Software Consortium, where he supported technical projects and provided technical exposure for the Consortium through publications, speaking and consulting. Ongoing work with DoD includes working with a wide range of research organizations to identify and transition new software-related technology and supporting the initiative to revitalize systems engineering in acquisition programs. A member of the author team for Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), he has led process improvement initiatives in information technology, system engineering and software acquisition. He conceived and evolved the concept of the DoD Acquisition Best Practices Clearinghouse. Currently being developed by Computer Sciences Corporation, the Fraunhofer Center at the University of Maryland, and the Defense Acquisition University, the Clearinghouse is the first repository of context-specific empirical information about software and systems practices. He is co-author of three books: Balancing Agility and Discipline: A Guide for the Perplexed (Addison-Wesley, 2004), co-written with Barry Boehm, CMMIsm Distilled (Addison-Wesley 2000, 2004), and CMMI Survival Guide: Just enough Process Improvement, co-authored with Suzanne Garcia (Addison-Wesley 2007). Both CMMI titles are part of Addison-Wesley’s SEI Series in Software Engineering.

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