QW2000 Vendor Technical Paper 3V1

Michael R. Perdue
(Software Development Technologies)

New Automation Solution for Testing and Technical Reviews


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About the Author

Michael R. Perdue, executive vice president of Software Development Technologies (SDT), has over twenty-five years experience in software engineering and software quality with extensive experience in process design and improvement, organizational design for quality, quality costing and ROI, change management, assessment practices and pre & post release measurement systems.

Prior to joining SDT, Mike was the Chief Operations Officer of Integral Systems, Inc. a provider of mainframe and client/server HR/Payroll software systems. He was responsible for reversing several quarters of losses resulting in over 13 months of operating profits. He accomplished this by redesigning the organization to be customer focused, implementing effective and efficient processes for product development and customer support and building a management team that could lead the company to be more collaborative and focused. He started with Integral as Vice President of Product Engineering for the InPower subsidiary.

Prior to that he held positions as Vice President of Quality and Productivity, Director of Corporate Quality, Director of Quality Technology and Sr. Manager of Operations for such firms as Cadence Design Systems, Sun Microsystems and Motorola.

Mike has developed and led organizations consisting of over 200 technical and administrative persons and has held positions ranging from software developer and tester to mid level manager to executive officer of medium to large software product development firms.

Mike has developed and conducted seminars in quality management, metrics, process design and improvement, change management, team dynamics and project management. He has been a lead process architect for five new corporate software development processes in four different high tech companies.

Mike devotes most of his efforts at SDT to helping clients assess and improve their development and test process capabilities.