Randall W. Jensen, Ph.D., is a software acquisition consultant with more than 40 years of practical experience as a computer professional in hardware and software development. For the past 30 years, he has actively engaged in software engineering methods, tools, quality software management methods, software schedule and cost estimation, and management metrics. He retired as Software Subject Matter Expert for the Software Technology Support Center at Hill AFB in 2011. He previously retired as Chief Scientist of the Software Engineering Division of Hughes Aircraft Company’s Ground Systems Group, and was responsible for research in software engineering methods and management. Jensen founded Software Engineering, Inc., a software management-consulting firm in 1980. He developed the model that underlies the Sage and the Galorath, Inc.’s Software Evaluation and Estimation of Resources – Software Estimating Model (SEER-SEM) software cost and schedule estimating systems. Jensen received the International Society of Parametric Analysts Freiman Award for Outstanding Contributions to Parametric Estimating in 1984. He has published several computer-related texts, including Improving Software Development Productivity: Effective Leadership and Quantitative Methods in Software Management, Software Engineering, and numerous software and hardware analysis papers. He has a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, a Master of Science in electrical engineering, and a doctorate in electrical engineering from Utah State University.