Richard Turner

 Richard  Turner

Dr. Richard Turner has over 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. Currently a Distinguished Service Professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey and a Visiting Scientist at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon, his interests include:

• applying agile techniques to improve a wide variety of engineering tasks
• harmonizing software engineering, systems engineering and acquisition processes
• applying innovative life cycle approaches to government acquisitions
• establishing empirical profiles for systems, software and acquisition best practices

Dr. Turner 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 3d ed. 2008), and CMMI Survival Guide: Just enough Process Improvement (2007), co-authored with Suzanne Garcia (Addison-Wesley 2007). A member of the author team for Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), both CMMI-related books are part of Addison-Wesley’s SEI Series in Software Engineering.

Dr. Turner has a BA in Mathematics from Huntingdon College, an MS in Computer Science from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, and a DSc in Engineering Management from the George Washington University.

Faculty Member Courses Taught:

Course #Course/Program NameRole
SSW687Acquisition and Management of Large Software SystemsInstructor
SSW540Fundamentals of Software EngineeringInstructor
SSW541Fundamentals of Software Engineering for Non-Software EngineeringInstructor
SSW564/SOC521Software Requirements Analysis and EngineeringInstructor
I really enjoyed my courses. I can’t believe how much I learned. I went from zero knowledge to really understanding what goes on inside that box."
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