Publications & Conference Presentations


  1. Bechtold, R.; "Top 10 Methods for Successful Process Improvement and Organizational Change"; Half-day Workshop; 13th North America QUEST Conference; Quality Engineered Software and Testing Conference; Chicago, Illinois; April, 2013

  2. Bechtold, R.; "Eight Steps Toward Establishing and Enhancing Your Measurement Capability"; Tutorial; 13th North America QUEST Conference; Quality Engineered Software and Testing Conference; Chicago, Illinois; April, 2013

  3. Bechtold, R.; "Six Strategic Principles for Organizational Process Improvement"; Featured Article, conference publication; 13th North America QUEST Conference; Quality Engineered Software and Testing Conference; Chicago, Illinois; April, 2013

  4. Bechtold, R.; "Defined Processes, Evidence, and Rescuing Corporate Knowledge: Achieving Standards Compliance in Agile and Lean Environments"; 24th Annual Software Engineering Process Group Conference (SEPG 2012), Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, PA; Albuquerque, New Mexico; March, 2012

  5. Bechtold, R.; "Maximizing Benefits through Simultaneous Compliance with Multiple Process Models"; Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Systems and Software Technology Conference; Salt Lake City, Utah. May, 2011

  6. Bechtold, R.; "Applied CMMI-SVC: Identifying Service Systems and Improving Service System Capability"; Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Systems and Software Technology Conference; Salt Lake City, Utah. May, 2011

  7. Bechtold, R.; "Systemically-Focused Effective Risk Management"; 22nd Annual Software Engineering Process Group Conference (SEPG 2010), Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, PA; Savannah, Georgia; March, 2010

  8. Bechtold, R.; "7 Core Principles for Minimizing Process Implementation Cost, Effort, and Schedule"; 21st Annual Software Engineering Process Group Conference (SEPG 2009), Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, PA; San Jose, California; March, 2009

  9. Bechtold, R.; "12 Proven Principles for Process Improvement and Organizational Success"; European Software Engineering Process Group Conference (SEPG-Europe), Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, PA; Munich, Germany; June, 2008

  10. Bechtold, R.; "12 Proven Principles for Process Improvement and Organizational Success"; 20th Annual Software Engineering Process Group Conference (SEPG 2008), Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, PA; Tampa, Florida; March, 2008

  11. Bechtold, R. "Essentials of Software Project Management, 2nd Edition". Management Concepts Incorporated (Insight Publications, Holbrook & Kellogg). This 480 page text was published in September, 2007.

  12. Bechtold, R.; "10 Proven Principles for Process Improvement and Organizational Success"; Proceedings of the 19th Annual Software Engineering Process Group Conference (SEPG 2007), Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, PA; Austin, Texas; March, 2007

  13. Bechtold, R.; "Developer Based Pre-emptive Testing"; Proceedings of the 10th Annual Project Management Institute's Information Systems SIG Professional Development Symposium; Cincinnati, Ohio. June, 2006

  14. Bechtold, R.; "Motivating and Securing Executive Commitment to Process Improvement"; Proceedings of the 18th Annual Software Engineering Process Group Conference; Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, PA. Nashville, Tennessee. March, 2006

  15. Bechtold, R.; "Managing the Risks of Highly Iterative Software Lifecycles"; Proceedings of the 18th Annual Software Engineering Process Group Conference; Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, PA. Nashville, Tennessee. March, 2006

  16. Bechtold, R.; Gregory, Shawna C.; "Establishing an Effective Process Asset Library". Systems and Software Consortium. SPC-2003080-MC; Version 01.00. February, 2005

  17. Bechtold, R.; Gregory, Shawna C.; "PAL Support for Geographically Distributed Collaborative Development". Systems and Software Consortium. SPC-2003081-MC; Version 01.00. February, 2005

  18. Bechtold, R.; Scott, J.; "Improving Software Intensive Enterprise Integration Projects". Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Software Process Improvement. Washington, D.C. June, 2004

  19. Bechtold, R.; "Software Project Tasking and Multi-Task Portfolio Management". Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Software Process Improvement. Washington, D.C. June, 2004

  20. Bechtold, R.; "Low-Cost Process Definition and Modeling"; Invited full-day tutorial; 2nd International Conference on Software Process Improvement; Washington, D.C. June, 2004

  21. Bechtold, R.; "Efficient and Effective Testing of Multiple COTS-Intensive Systems"; CrossTalk Magazine, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering. Volume 17, Number 5. May, 2004

  22. Bechtold, R.; "Information Technology Portfolio Management"; Proceedings of the 16th Annual Software Technology Conference; Salt Lake City, Utah. May, 2004

  23. Bechtold, R.; "Systematic Management of Organizational and Project Risks"; 16th Annual Software Technology Conference--Invited Poster Session; Salt Lake City, Utah. May, 2004

  24. Bechtold, R.; Dangle, K.; Larsen, P.; "Innovative Strategies for Implementing the CMMI"; Proceedings of the 16th Software Engineering Process Group Conference; Orlando, Florida; March, 2004

  25. Bechtold, R.; "SEI CMMI for Business and Professional Success"; Invited presentation; Annual meeting of the American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin; Gaithersburg, Maryland; November, 2003

  26. Bechtold, R.; "Measurements and Metrics Development and Use"; Invited presentation; Software Testing Forum; Reston, Virginia; October, 2003

  27. Bechtold, R.; "Managing and Controlling Complex Web-Based Projects"; Invited presentation (material previously presented at the STC 2003 Conference); Society for Software Quality (D.C. Chapter); October, 2003

  28. Bechtold, R.; "Impact-Biased Software Reviews, Inspections, and Testing"; International Conference on Practical Software Quality Techniques; Plymouth, Minnesota; September, 2003

  29. Bechtold, R.; "The Fatal Flaw of the IS Industry: Failing to Design for Incremental System Retirement"; invited paper; Proceedings of the Project Management Institute Professional Development Seminar, 2003; San Antonio, Texas; June 16 - 17, 2003

  30. Bechtold, R.; "Software Quality Valuation: Return on Investment Versus Reduction of Risk"; International Conference on Practical Software Quality Techniques; Washington, D.C.; June 9-13, 2003

  31. Bechtold, R.; "Planning and Managing the Development of Complex Software Systems"; CrossTalk Magazine, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering. Volume 16, Number 5. May, 2003

  32. Bechtold, R.; "Managing and Controlling Complex Web-Based Projects"; Proceedings of the 15th annual Software Technology Conference; Salt Lake City, Utah; May, 2003

  33. Bechtold, R.; "Return on Investment for Software Testing"; Invited presentation; Software Testing Forum; Reston, Virginia; March, 2003

  34. Bechtold, R.; Klingler, C.; Parrish, K.; Schrank, M.; "Can Contractor CMM Compliance be Effectively Monitored by the Reuse of SCEs or CBA-IPIs?"; panel presentation and discussion; 15th Software Engineering Process Group Conference; Boston, Massachusetts; February, 2003

  35. Bechtold, R.; Larsen, P.; "Planning and Estimating Complex Web-Based Projects"; Proceedings of the 15th Software Engineering Process Group Conference; Boston, Massachusetts; February, 2003

  36. Bechtold, R.; "Minimalist Implementations of the Software Capability Maturity Model"; Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Software Process Improvement; Washington, D.C. November 18 21, 2002

  37. Bechtold, R.; "Low-Cost Process Definition and Modeling"; Full-day tutorial presented at the 1st International Conference on Software Process Improvement; Washington, D.C. November 18 21, 2002

  38. Bechtold, R.; "Software Project Management and the Balance Between Management Discipline and Creative Freedom"; Proceedings of the Project Management Institute 2002 Symposium, San Antonio, TX. October 3 10, 2002

  39. Bechtold, R., Dangle, K., Larsen, P.; "CMMI Process Performance Indicators for Small Businesses"; Proceedings of the 14th Software Engineering Process Group Conference. Phoenix, AZ. February 18 - 21, 2002

  40. Bechtold, R. Dangle, K.; "Lessons Learned Implementing the CMM for Small Organizations, and their Application to the CMMI". (Invited Speakers; re-present in Europe material from the March, 2001 USA SEPG Conference.) Published in the Proceedings of the 6th Annual European Software Engineering Process Group Conference. Amsterdam. June, 2001.

  41. Bechtold, R.; "Applying the CMM/CMMI to Extreme Development Environments". Published in the Proceedings of the 13th Annual Software Technology Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah. April 29 - May 4, 2001.

  42. Bechtold, R.; "Process Appraisals with Procurement-Oriented Reusable Results". Published in the Proceedings of the 13th Annual Software Technology Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah. April 29 - May 4, 2001.

  43. Bechtold, R.; Dangle, K.; "Lessons Learned Implementing the CMM for Small Organizations, and their Application to the CMMI". Published in the Proceedings of the 13th Software Engineering Process Group Conference. New Orleans, LA. March 12 - 15, 2001.

  44. Bechtold, R.; "Leveraging the CMM/CMMI in Adaptive and Emergent e-Software Environments". (Invited Speaker.) Published in the Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Software Engineering Process Group Conference, India. New Delhi and Bangalore, India; February 2001.

  45. Bechtold, R.; "Patterns and Antipatterns: Refactoring CMM/CMMI Implementations for Extreme e-Software Environments". (Invited Presenter.) Full-day tutorial developed for and presented at the 3rd Annual Software Engineering Process Group Conference, India. New Delhi and Bangalore, India; February 2001.

  46. Bechtold, R.; "Reducing Software Project Productivity Risk". CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering. Volume 13, Number 5. May, 2000.

  47. Bechtold, R. "Back to the Basics in Project Management". Successful Project Management. Volume 1, Number 12; March 2000. Published by Management Concepts, Inc.

  48. Bechtold, R. "e-Business Crisis Mitigation via Diagnostic Architectures". The IT Project Leader, published by Management Concepts, Inc. Volume 1, Issue 10. March, 2000.

  49. Bechtold, R. "IT Crisis Management in an e-Business World". 50-minute streaming video. Developed by WatchIT.com, Produced and Directed by Steven Lysohir. Release Date: March, 2000.

  50. Bechtold, R. "e-Business IT Crisis Management". The IT Project Leader, published by Management Concepts, Inc. Volume 1, Issue 9. February, 2000.

  51. Bechtold, R.; "Essentials of Software Project Recovery". Proceedings of PMI 99, 30th Annual Seminar and Symposium, sponsored by the Project Management Institute, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, October 1999.

  52. Bechtold, R.; "The Five Stages of Denial". Published in CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering. Published by the Software Technology Support Center, Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah. September, 1999.

  53. Bechtold, R. "Essentials of Software Project Management". Management Concepts Incorporated (Insight Publications, Holbrook & Kellogg). This 400+ page text was published in August, 1999.
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  54. Bechtold, R. "Cost Reduction Techniques for CMM-Based Process Improvement". Published in the Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Software Technology Conference. Sponsored by the Departments of the Air Force, Army, and Navy. May, 1999. Salt Lake City, Utah.

  55. Bechtold, R. "The Clearview Method for Software Risk Tracking, Mitigation, and Management". Published in the Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Software Technology Conference. Sponsored by the Departments of the Air Force, Army, and Navy. May, 1999. Salt Lake City, Utah.

  56. Bechtold, R. "High Impact Y2K Inspections" Published in the Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Software Technology Conference. Sponsored by the Departments of the Air Force, Army, and Navy. May, 1999. Salt Lake City, Utah.

  57. Bechtold, R. "Maximum Leverage SCE Techniques". CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering. Published by the Software Technology Support Center, Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah. May, 1998.

  58. Bechtold, R. "Surviving a SCE: Showing Your Project at its Legitimate Best". Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Software Technology Conference. Sponsored by the Departments of the Air Force, Army, and Navy. April, 1998. Salt Lake City, Utah.

  59. Bechtold, R. "Diagnostic Software Architectures". Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Development and Evolution of Software Architectures for Product Families, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. Organized by ESPIRIT IV / ARES (Architectural Reasoning for Embedded Software). February, 1998.

  60. Bechtold, R., Vinciguerra, A. "CMM Level 3 and 4 Metrics". Technical Report. SPC97054MC. Version 01.00.03. Software Productivity Consortium. July, 1997.

  61. Bechtold, R. "Efficient Software Maturity Tracking". Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Software Technology Conference. Sponsored by the Departments of the Air Force, Army, and Navy. April, 1997. Salt Lake City, Utah.

  62. Bechtold, R., Scheckler, J. "Quantitative Management". A guidebook for achieving SEI Levels 4 and 5 of the Software Capability Maturity Model. SPC96020MC. Version 01.00.05. Software Productivity Consortium. March, 1997.

  63. Bechtold, R. "Goal-Driven Incremental Construction of Process Asset Repositories for Process Engineering and Improvement". Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Software Technology Conference. Sponsored by the Departments of the Air Force, Army, and Navy. April, 1996. Salt Lake City, Utah.

  64. Bechtold, R. "Improving the Software Process Through Process Definition and Modeling". International Thomson Publishing. October, 1995.

  65. Bechtold, R. "Model-Compliant Process Engineering Using Knowledge Repositories". Doctoral dissertation. (Advisory committee: Dr. Larry Kerschberg (chair), Dr. Bo Sanden, Dr. Hassan Gomaa, Dr. David Rine.) George Mason University. September, 1995.

  66. Bechtold, R.; Coan, J. "A Database Architecture for Process Engineering and Process Asset Repositories". Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Software Technology Conference. Sponsored by the Departments of the Air Force, Army, and Navy. April, 1995. Salt Lake City, Utah.

  67. Bechtold, R. "Lessons Learned from Developing and Delivering CMM-based Process Improvement Training". Proceedings of the 6th Software Engineering Process Group National Meeting. April, 1994. Dallas, Texas.

  68. Bechtold, R.; Brackett, J. "Process Definition and Modeling Guidebook, Volume 1: Managed Process Definition Methodology". Software Productivity Consortium, SPC-92041-C. Based in part upon work sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency under Grant# MDA972-92-J-1018. March, 1994

  69. Bechtold, R.; Brackett, J. Redwine, S. "Process Definition and Modeling Guidebook, Volume 2: Advanced Principles and Techniques of MPDM". Software Productivity Consortium, SPC-92041-C. Based in part upon work sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency under Grant# MDA972-92-J-1018. March, 1994

  70. Bechtold, R. "Attribute-Driven Knowledge Bases for Intelligent Computer Assisted Training". Proceedings of the Second Symposium on Artificial Intelligence Applications in Personnel Management. March 1994.

  71. Bechtold, R. "Risk Representation and Evaluation in Expert System Logistics Process Models". Proceedings of the Symposium on Advanced Information Systems & Technology for Acquisition, Logistics & Personnel Management. March 1994.

  72. Bechtold, R. "Neural Net Optimization of Personnel Training Programs". Proceedings of the Second Symposium on Artificial Intelligence Applications in Personnel Management. March 1993.

  73. Bechtold, R. "A Rulebase Taxonomy for Integrated Expert System Support of Program Management Processes and Process Improvement". Proceedings of the Fifth Forum on Artificial Intelligence in Program Management. March 1993.

  74. Bechtold, R. "Process Definition and Modeling Guidebook". Software Productivity Consortium, SPC-92041-C. Based in part upon work sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency under Grant#MDA972-92-J-1018. December 1992.

  75. Bechtold, R. "Application of Knowledge Attributes in Process Quality and Productivity Analysis". Proceedings of the Third Annual Symposium of the International Association of Knowledge Engineers. November, 1992.

  76. Bechtold, R. "Software Engineering Process Support Based on Fuzzy Imploding Petri Nets". Proceedings of the ACM 30th Annual Southeast Conference. Awarded 2nd place in "Best of Conference" competition. April, 1992.

  77. Bechtold, R. "Software Acquisition Risk Mitigation Through Fuzzy Matrix Requirements Specifications". Proceedings of the Fourth Forum on Artificial Intelligence in Acquisition Management. April 1992.

  78. Bechtold, R. "Logistical Process Support and Enforcement Based on Fuzzy Imploding Petri Nets". Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Symposium on Artificial Intelligence Applications for Military Logistics. March 1992.

  79. Bechtold, R. "Knowledge Attributes: Fuzzy Application of Temporal Constraints in Active Expert Database Systems". Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Developing and Managing Expert System Programs. October 1991.



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