Alan Koch

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Alan Koch

ASPE’s Alan Koch (PMP, CSM, PMI-APC, ITIL Expert, ICP: BVA, TST, FDO) began his formal education at Edinboro State College where he earned a B.S. in Mathematics with a concentration in Computer Science. He then went on to earn a Master of Science in Management Science with a concentration in Business Administration from the University of Dayton. Since then, Alan has spent more than 40 years in the information technology field with a strong primary focus on software development and software quality.

Alan spent a good deal of his career with the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). He was there for 13 years, and in that time he became familiar with the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) and worked on the Personal Software Process & Team Software Process (PSP/TSP) project. Since then, he has provided consulting services and trained professionals for over 16 years.  In the process, Alan has logged 14 years of designing, developing and maintaining software, as well as over two decades in Quality Assurance. These included establishing & managing a QA department and nearly two decades in Process Improvement, Project Management and IT Service Management.

Alan is also a speaker and writer on effective Project Management methods. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a PMI Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Testing (ICP-TST), Certified ITIL Expert, COBIT 5 Foundation certificate holder, and a Certified Toast Master (CTM).

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