Industrial Practice Colloquium

Speaker: Keith Pedersen
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics - Palmdale
Topic:Software Development at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
Date:Tuesday, February 18, 2003
Time:11:00 AM
Place:Gould-Simpson, Room 701

Refreshments will be served in the 7th-floor lobby of Gould-Simpson at 10:45 AM


This presentation will outline the software development process at LM Aero, including a discussion of how LM Aero manages three sites, from coast to coast, working to ONE defined software process. The key to LM Aero's success is the Software Engineering Process Group (SEPG). The presentation will address the SEPG organization and how the different LM Aero programs interact together, united. The discussion will continue with software development activities within the F-117 program and finally an outline of a software advanced development project.

About the Company and Speaker:
Mr. Pedersen is the F-117 Total System Performance Responsibility (TSPR) Program Manager at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (LM Aero) in Palmdale, CA. Mr. Pedersen has been with LM Aero for the past 14 years. As the TSPR Manager, Keith is responsible for the budget, cost, and schedule performance required for the F-117 Sustainment success.
Keith was also the Software Department Manager responsible for all F-117 software development, including ground system software (Computer Automated Test Equipment, Structural Tracking and Engine Monitoring System, and various other ground based programs) and airborne system software (Operational Flight Program and the Avionics Electronic Simulation Operational Program software development).
Mr. Pedersen graduated February of 2001 from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a M.S. in Technical Management. Keith received his B.S. in Computer Science from Arizona State University in 1989.

About the Industrial Practice Colloquium:
Speakers participating in the Industrial Practice Colloquium are invited to talk to students and faculty about current and future research and development projects in industry, the company software development environment and practices, the life of a professional and the computing milieu in industry. Opportunities will be given to speak individually with students and faculty before and after speaking engagements.