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Barry Boehm, Balance agility and discipline in software development since 1955

/photos/speakers/Barry Boehm.jpg Barry Boehm has been trying to balance agility and discipline in software development since 1955. Barry Boehm received his B.A. degree from Harvard University in 1957, and his M.S. in 1961, and Ph.D. degrees from UCLA in 1964, all in mathematics. The TRW professor of software engineering and director of the USC Center for Software Engineering, he earlier served as director of the DARPA Information Science and Technology Office and as a chief scientist at TRW. Dr. Boehm's contributions to the field include the Constructive Cost Model (COCOMO), the Spiral Model of the software process, the Theory W (win-win) approach to software management and requirements determination. Barry Boehm has published over 170 articles and several books.

He has served on the board of several scientific journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, IEEE Computer, IEEE Software, ACM Computing Reviews, Automated Software Engineering, Software Process, and Information and Software Technology.

Recent awards for Barry Boehm include the Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence in 1992, the ASQC Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994, and the ACM Distinguished Research Award in Software Engineering in 1997. He is an AIAA Fellow, an ACM Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He received the Mellon Award for Excellence in Mentoring in 2005.

Attended conferences

JAOO 2009