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Joe Schofield - Biographical Highlights

Career Highlights

  • Consults with (a) the world's most geographically diversified casino-entertainment company; (b) a dominate local casino in Las Vegas; (c) a national laboratory chartered to maintain the reliability and surety of nuclear weapon systems, energy systems, and the environment; (d) an internationally recognized senior living referral service; (e) the leader in networked table game solutions; and (f) other clients primarily in the US.

  • Maintains six agile certifications. Is an active agile coach and trainer. Contributes to the SCRUMstudy ScrumBOK.

  • Develops and conducts agile transitioning and essential skills for scrum success workshops attended by hundreds.

  • Developed and taught over 70 graduate-level courses in MIS Decision Making and Software Engineering for the College of Santa Fe.

  • Authored over 80 published articles and/or conference presentations in industry journals on agile, IT development, and measurement, as examples.

  • Retired in 2011 as a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff from Sandia National Laboratories after a 31-year career.

  • Elected and served two years as President of the International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG); a total of seven years on the Board of Directors. As President, IFPUG membership increased and the annual budget was not exceeded.

  • Chaired the Management Reporting Committee for the International Function Point Users Group 2005 - 2007. Principal developer of the Certified Software Measurement Specialist designation.

  • Conducted Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen events over a seven-year period as a Lockheed Martin certified Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt.

  • Developed a national policy for software management for the DOE in conjunction with four other sites; the result was DOE Order 1330.

  • Led the largest sustained software process improvement ever undertaken in the state of New Mexico for over 12 years.

  • Participated and/or led in the development of the following IS/IT projects: inventory control, property management, JIT procurement, facilities maintenance and management, engineering drawings, portfolio management, and nuclear weapon tracking.

  • Appointed by the CIO of Sandia labs to serve as a consultant to the Governor of the State of New Mexico's CIO Council.

  • Served on the Professional Standards Commission for the State of New Mexico with responsibility for: recommendations to the State Board of Education, university and college program review, and teacher competencies for public and private education. Served last of six years as Vice Chair.

  • "Retired" after 21 seasons of coaching girl's basketball for Albuquerque Public Schools in 2008 with a 76% winning percentage and, while compiling a 50-game winning streak over final 5 consecutive undefeated seasons.

Career Summary

Selected Key Roles: Joe Schofield is a Past President of the International Function Point Users Group. He retired from Sandia National Laboratories as a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff after a 31-year career. During twelve of those years he served as the SEPG Chair for an organization of about 400 personnel which was awarded a SW-CMM® Level 3 in 2005. He continued as the migration lead to CMMI® Level 4 until his departure.

As an enabler and educator: Joe is an Authorized Training Partner with VMEdu and a Scrum Certified Trainer with SCRUMstudy. He has facilitated ~200 teams in the areas of software specification, team building, and organizational planning using lean six sigma, business process reengineering, and JAD. Joe has taught over 100 college courses, 75 of those at graduate level. He was a certified instructor for the Introduction to the CMMI for most of the past decade. Joe has over 80 published books, papers, conference presentations and keynotes—including contributions to the books: The IFPUG Guide to IT and Software Measurement (2012), IT Measurement, Certified Function Point Specialist Exam Guide, and The Economics of Software Quality. Joe has presented several worldwide webinars for the Software Best Practices Webinar Series sponsored by Computer Aid, Inc.

Life long learning: Joe holds six agile-related certifications: SA, SCT, SMC, SDC, SPOC, and SAMC. He is also a Certified Software Quality Analyst and a Certified Software Measurement Specialist. Joe was a CMMI Institute certified Instructor for the Introduction to the CMMI®, a Certified Function Point Counting Specialist, and a Lockheed Martin certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He completed his Master’s degree in MIS at the University of Arizona in 1980.

Community & Family: Joe was a licensed girl’s mid-school basketball coach in the state of NM for 21 seasons--the last five undefeated, over a span of 50 games. He served seven years volunteering in his church's children's choir; eventually called to oversee 150 children and 20 staff. Was appointed to serve on the state of New Mexico's Professional Standards Commission. By "others" he is known as a husband, father, and grandfather.

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