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Angela Tuffley




Founder & Director of RedBay Consulting



International expert. Angela’s expertise in Process Improvement & Assessment has been recognised internationally. She is a Visiting Scientist for the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University (an honorary role as representative of that prestigious U.S. institution in Australia). She was also a part-time Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering at Griffith University from 2000 to 2005. She remains an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Griffith University.

Supporting excellence in Software Engineering. In 2010, in support of Software Engineering research Angela founded the not-for-profit Systems and Software Quality Institute, and the Prof R. Geoff Dromey Foundation and Scholarship Fund, two non-profit organisations. Her activities with Carnegie-Mellon and Griffith Universities, as well as her charitable, non-profit work is part-time. 

Process Improvement & Assessment Consultancy.Angela Tuffley provides expert professional services in consultancy, training and assessment of processes for the acquisition, engineering and support of software intensive systems. She focuses on the Capability Maturity Model® Integration (CMMI®); Schedule Compliance Risk Assessment Method (SCRAM) and ISO/IEC 15504 Information Technology Process Assessment (SPICE). 

Software Engineering Institute certified. Ms Tuffley is an SEI Certified CMMI Instructor for Introduction and Advanced CMMI related courses. She was an SEI Authorised SCAMPI Lead Appraiser for 7 years and an Experienced Qualified Assessor for ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE). She was a key participant in the CMMI Pilot Appraisals sponsored by the Defence Materiel Organisation and progressed to become one of the first SEI Authorised CMMI Instructors and SCAMPI Lead Appraisers within Australia.

Leading-edge applied research. Ms Tuffley is one of the principal developers of the Schedule Compliance Risk Assessment Methodology (SCRAM).  SCRAM serves as an important adjunct to effective schedule management by providing a framework and process for identifying root causes of schedule slippage. SCRAM has been funded by the Defence Materiel Organisation, Australian Department of Defence. SCRAM has been used to assess the risk to schedule compliance on a number of programs including the development and introduction of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) through the New Air Combat Capability (NACC).

High pressure, high stakes project management. Ms Tuffley has successfully managed large projects for the XIIth Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Mitre 10 (Qld), Prime Computer (UK) and provided support and consultancy for software engineering projects within the defence community, federal government departments, state government departments, local government, telecommunication providers, financial institutions and commercial organisations.

Conference convenor & keynote speaker. Ms Tuffley has been the convenor and program chair of a major Systems and Software Engineering Conference in Australia and is well-known by the Systems and Software Engineering community both in Australia and Internationally. In 2004, she was a member of the Australian Federal Government Working Party for Software Quality Accreditation providing expert advice to a Ministerial Report on Software Quality Accreditation in the Australian Context. For six years she actively participated in working groups for ISO/IEC –developing international standards to improve the development of software.

She has a Bachelor of Science and a Graduate Diploma in Software Quality from Griffith University and over 30 years of industry experience, both in Australia and overseas.



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