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Watts S. Humphrey is the author of several influential books on the software development process and software process improvement. Mr. Humphrey was a Fellow at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon, where he provided the vision for, and early leadership in the development of, the widely used standard for assessing an organization's software development capability, the Capability Maturity Model (CMM). Watts Humphrey passed away on October 28, 2010. We celebrate Watts' influential work today, including his new title - Leadership, Teamwork, and Trust.
In 2009, Grady Booch conducted an extensive interview with Watts for the Computer History Museum. We invite you to read the transcript of this oral history in its entirety.
The Software Engineering Institute remembers Watts with a tribute including video footage of Humphrey receiving the 2003 National Medal of Technology at sei.cmu.edu/watts.