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Subject Matter Expertise

  • Software Development Projects
    • Agile Methods
      Scrum, Extreme Programming
    • Traditional Software Development
      CMMI®
  • Software Project Management
    • Agile Project Management
    • PMBOK®
  • Software Quality
    • Software Testing
    • Process Assurance
    • Quality Assurance
    • Quality Control
  • IT Service Management (ITSM)
    • ITIL®
    • COBIT®

Sample Projects and Client Quotes

Certifications

  • PMP (Project Management Professional)
  • PMI-ACP (PMI Agile Certified Professional)
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • ICP-TST (Agile Testing)
  • ITIL® Expert
  • COBIT® 5 Foundation
  • Certified Toast Master

Key Skills & Knowledge

  • Wide variety of best practice frameworks
  • Analyze needs and prescribe solutions
  • Collaborative leadership style
  • Lead teams and individuals to cooperate and act
  • Effective communicator at all organizational levels
  • Engaging trainer and expert facilitator

Industry Experience

  • Financial Services
  • Consulting Contracting Training
  • Insurance
  • Federal Government & Defense
  • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
  • Computer Hardware and Software
  • State & Local Government
  • Higher Education & Research
  • ... and more

Years of Experience

  • Total IT experience: 30+ years
  • Quality Assurance: 21 years
  • Management: 19 years
  • Software Process: 18 years
  • IT Service Management: 17 years
  • Software Development: 14 years

Education

  • BS, Mathematics / Computer Science
  • MS, Management Science / Business Administration

Industry Contributions

  • Book:
    • Agile Software Development: Evaluating the Methods For Your Organization, 2005, Artech House Books
  • Keynote Presentation:
    • The Role of Testers in Agile Methods,
      2nd Annual Tianjin Software Testing Conference, Tianjin China, 2009
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
    • The QA Catchall: How Quality Conscious Is Your Organization?, Better Software Magazine, May 2007
    • TSP Can Be Building Blocks for CMMI,
      Crosstalk Magazine, Mar 2005
    • The Role of Testers in Agile Methods,
      Software Quality Professional, Jun 2005
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Alan S. Koch

Alan S. Koch, President,
ASK Process, Inc.

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