Dr. Rick Hefner has over 30 years of experience in software development, research, and management, and has served in industrial, academic, and government positions. He received his BS and MS from Purdue University in Interdisciplinary Engineering, and his Ph.D. from UCLA in Applied Dynamic Systems Control. Dr. Hefner has over 80 publications, and teaches at Caltech, UCLA,
Dr. Rick Hefner has over 30 years of experience in software development, research, and management, and has served in industrial, academic, and government positions. He received his BS and MS from Purdue University in Interdisciplinary Engineering, and his Ph.D. from UCLA in Applied Dynamic Systems Control. Dr. Hefner has over 80 publications, and teaches at Caltech, UCLA, and UC Irvine. He is an SEI-authorized Instructor, certified CMMI High Maturity Lead Appraiser for the SCAMPI appraisal method, and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Dr. Hefner serves as the Program Director for the Caltech Center for Technology and Management Education. Caltech CTME provides training solutions to industry professionals in the areas of project management, systems engineering, technology, operations, innovation, and exeuctive leadership.
Specialties: training, process improvement, project management, systems engineering, software engineering, Lean Six Sigma, CMMI, organizational culture
Program Director @ Designs, develops, and delivers integrated training programs for technology based companies and organizations. Responsible for business development, marketing, packaging, and quality management. From 2004 to Present (11 years) Center for Technology & Management EducationPresident @ Consulting, training, and organizational appraisals for high-technology organizations, specializing in Capability Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI). Authorized as a CMMI High Maturity Lead Appraiser and Instructor. From 1990 to Present (25 years) Manhattan Beach, CADirector, Process Assurance @ Manage process improvement initiatives for the Cyber Intelligence Division. Manage program performance review process, Affordability program, Lean Six Sigma program, and CMMI/ISO/AS9100 appraisal preparation. From January 1990 to December 2012 (23 years) Redondo Beach, CAInstructor @ Design and develop curriculum, lecture in systems engineering and project management. From 1990 to 2010 (20 years) Instructor @ Design and develop curriculum, lecture in systems engineering and project management. From 1985 to 2010 (25 years) Director, Process Management @ Manage process improvement initiatives for the $11B Information Systems sector, reporting to the Vice President, Mission Assurance. Develop and deploy policies, processes, metrics, and training. Direct the Lean Six Sigma program. Interface with senior management, division staff, program managers, and external customers. Corporate interface to the Software Engineering Institute.
• Established complete policy and process infrastructure for new sector in 10 months, while reducing overhead costs by 40%.
• Merged internal audit and external assessment function, with an annual cost savings of $1M. From 1990 to 2002 (12 years) Director @ Responsible for new business acquisition, program management, budgeting, and staff development. Supervised 30 engineers and managers. From 1977 to 1999 (22 years)
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering @ University of California, Los Angeles From 1977 to 1980 MS, Interdisciplinary Engineeering @ Purdue University From 1976 to 1977 BS, Interdisciplinary Engineeering @ Purdue University From 1972 to 1976 Rick Hefner is skilled in: CMMI, CMMI Level 5, Process Improvement, Process Management, Development & delivery..., Project Management, Iso 9000, Quality Assurance, Risk Management, Six Sigma, Lean Management, Mission Assurance, Training, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, Business Process..., Program Management, Aerospace, PMP, Organizational Culture, Process Engineering, Management, System of Systems..., Agile Project Management, Continuous Improvement, Engineering Management, Software Development, Change Management, Government Contracting, Integration, Cross-functional Team..., Requirements Management, PMO, Earned Value Management, Quality Management, SDLC, Leadership, Metrics, Requirements Analysis, Testing, DoD, System Design, Software Project..., DMAIC, Engineering, Configuration Management, Process Simulation, Project Portfolio...
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