Dr. Richard Turner has extensive experience in systems, software, and acquisition engineering. He is currently a Distinguished Service Professor in the School of Systems and Enterprises at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, and a Principle Investigator within the Systems Engineering Research Center. Although on the author team for CMMI, Dr. Turner is now active in the agile, lean and kanban communities. He is currently studying agility and lean approaches as a means to solve large systems issues. Dr. Turner is a member of the Executive Committee of the NDIA/AFEI Agile for Defense Adoption Proponent Team, the INCOSE Agile SE Working Group, and was an author of the new IEEE Computer Society/PMI Software Extension for the Guide to the PMBOK that spans the gap between traditional and agile approaches. He is a fellow of the Lean Systems Society, a Golden Core awardee of the IEEE Computer Society, and co-author of four books: The Incremental Commitment Spiral Model: Principles and Practices for Successful Systems and Software co-written with Barry Boehm, Jo Ann Lane, and Supannika Koolmanojwong; Balancing Agility and Discipline: A Guide for the Perplexed, co-written with Barry Boehm; CMMI Survival Guide: Just Enough Process Improvement, co-authored with Suzanne Garcia Miller; and CMMI Distilled.