Ralph R. Young is the Director of Software Engineering, Systems and Process Engineering, at Litton PRC, Inc., a leading provider of information technology and systems-based solutions. Litton PRC, Inc. is also a CMM Level 5 organization. Dr. Young is an avid reader of the industry literature. He leads PRC's Requirements Working Group of requirements engineers. He teaches the 10-hour PRC "Requirements Course for Practitioners" and consults frequently about both requirements engineering and process improvement for PRC's customers. He has been awarded PRC's Teamwork, Leadership, and Continuous Improvement Awards and has been recognized often for his contributions in process management and improvement.