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James W. Over

Watts S. Humphrey (1927–2010) was a senior fellow at the SEI, following a long career as a manager and executive at IBM. He was the founder of the SEI’s Software Process Program and primary author of the SEI’s software process maturity model, which evolved into CMMI. He also led development of the Personal Software Process (PSP) and the Team Software Process (TSP). In 2005, he was awarded the National Medal of Technology—the highest honor given by the president of the United States to America’s leading innovators. Humphrey’s publications include thirteen books.


James W. Over is manager of the SEI’s TSP Initiative and a senior member of the technical staff. Over has led the TSP Initiative since its inception and has received the SEI Director’s Award for Excellence, the SEI Software Engineering Process Management Director’s award for Quality Innovation, and an award from Boeing Corporation for innovation and leadership in software process improvement. He has more than thirty-five years of technical and management experience.