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Wednesday, November 5 • 9:35am - 10:15am
Reducing the Cost of Quality Across an Organization: ATK’s Experience

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ATK’s Information Technology organization has geographically dispersed resources at many of the operating divisions across the county. Although all IT divisions face unique, specific challenges, they also have much in common. This includes the need to improve cycle time, reduce cost of quality, increase capacity, and operate with a LEAN mentality.

This presentation shows our distinct approach of applying a grassroots Personal Software Process (PSP) movement coupled with higher level initiatives. Through this approach, we are gaining great local, organization-specific results, but more importantly, momentum for true ATK-wide performance. These techniques are being used beyond software development and engineering to drive improvement in packaged software implementations, server and network infrastructure, and business process.

The focus has been to improve four areas:
  1. Reduce cost of quality of software development and software engineering across the corporation.
  2. Improve the overall maturity of approach and skill set in the IT department by implementing quality processes.
  3. Reduce cost of quality on COTS applications, server and network infrastructure, and business processes.
  4. Streamline testing by automating testing of key enterprise systems.
This presentation will continue the story where it was left off last year, review how ATK has been working to address each of these goals, and assess the challenges and successes of each.

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Jason Brady

Alliant Techsystems
Dr. Jason Brady is a Director of Business Systems for ATK. He has over 12 years of management experience leading teams in information technology. Roles have included managing application development, enterprise architecture, infrastructure and desktop services, and business intelligence. Key work has involved designing and implementing large-scale enterprise systems including ERP/MRP, labor, and BI for 27 business units with over 3,000 employees... Read More →

Wednesday November 5, 2014 9:35am - 10:15am
Grand Station Ballroom 4

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