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Borland Hires Process Expert David Christensen

  • 17 November, 2005 10:06

<p>Sydney, Australia — November 17, 2005 — Borland Software Corporation, the global leader for Software Delivery Optimisation, today announced the appointment of David Christensen as Process Improvement Director, Asia Pacific.</p>
<p>Based in Wellington, New Zealand, David will be responsible for driving Asia Pacific-wide initiatives for customers in Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), IT outsourcing, organisational change management, strategic planning, quality assurance, process capability assessment, project management and training IT staff in new ways of working in both software and service areas.</p>
<p>David is authorised by the Software Engineering Institute as a Capability Maturity Model (CMM) Lead Assessor and CMMI Lead Appraiser. In 1991 he was appointed the first non-US based SEI (Software Engineering Institute) CMM Lead Assessor.</p>
<p>“Our process optimization services practice is a strategic area for Borland, and David brings a 20 year track record as a world-class strategic adviser in managing and improving software engineering and IT service delivery processes within both large and small organisations,” said Julian Quinn, vice president of Borland Asia Pacific. “We are confident David’s extensive global experience will advance our ability to help customers in Asia Pacific establish a robust process foundation for their software delivery platforms.”</p>
<p>“Borland has more process improvement experience in the area of application development than any other company,” said David Christensen. “I joined Borland because of its leadership and vision of transforming software into a managed business process. This vision of Software Delivery Optimisation aligns with my personal goal of helping organisations deliver more successful IT projects.”</p>
<p>A frequent presenter at software process improvement conferences around the world, David has held senior management positions in both EDS and IBM Global Services in Europe and New Zealand overseeing process transformation activities in organisations ranging from 20 to over 1500 software engineering and IT services staff. Most recently, he was CEO at One Market – a company he founded in 2001.</p>
<p>In January 2003, in recognition of his work with the Chinese Software Industry, he was appointed Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing. This appointment has been extended until mid 2007 and David has accepted new responsibilities within the Academy.</p>
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<p>About Borland
Founded in 1983, Borland Software Corporation (NASDAQ: BORL) is the global leader in Software Delivery Optimization. The company provides the software and services that align the people, processes and technology required to maximize the business value of software. To learn more about delivering quality software, on time and within budget, visit: http://www.borland.com.</p>
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