An Interview with Watts Humphrey

Watts Humphrey

In this transcript of an oral history provided by The Computer History Museum, Grady Booch interviews SEI Fellow Watts S. Humphrey. 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).

Humphrey's most recent book is Reflections on Management: How to Manage Your Software Projects, Your Teams, Your Boss, and Yourself.

We were saddened to hear of the recent passing of Watts Humphrey on October 28th, 2010. Many of us had the privilege of working with him on his books for Addison-Wesley. He will be missed.

The Interview