David Rico



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Dr. Rico has been a technical leader in support of NASA, DARPA, DISA, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Army for over 25 years. He worked on NASA's $30 billion space station in the 1980s, a $50 billion Japanese corporation in the 1990s, and U.S. Navy fighter jets such as the F-18, F-14, and many others. He has led numerous projects based on Cloud Computing, Lean Thinking, Agile Methods, SOA, Web Services, Six Sigma, FOSS, ISO 9001, SW-CMM, CMMI, Baldrige, TQM, Enterprise Architecture, DoDAF, and DoD 5000. He specializes in IT investment analysis, IT portfolio valuation, and IT-enabled organizational change. He has been an international keynote speaker, presented at leading industry conferences, written six textbooks, published numerous journal articles, and is a reviewer for multiple systems engineering journals and international conferences. He specializes in coaching and mentoring doctoral candidates, he has chaired and served on multiple doctoral committees, he helps doctoral students design their dissertations, and he's helped multiple students successfully obtain their doctoral degrees. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science, a master's degree in software engineering, and a doctoral degree in information systems. He is a Certified PMP, ACP, CSM, and teaches at three Washington, DC-area universities on research methods, innovation, decision analysis, quantitative methods, operations management, supply chain management, project management, systems engineering, software engineering, and information systems. He is a frequent PMI, APLN, INCOSE, SPIN, and conference speaker, and he has been in the IT field since 1983.

Articles I've written

AFEI DoD Agile Development Conference
The AFEI DoD Agile Development Conference was held on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 in Alexandria, Virginia (http://www.afei.org/events/1A01/Pages/default.aspx). The purpose of the conference was to promote agile acquisition and IT development practi...