ASPE’s Alan Koch, PMP, CSM, MS Management Science 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 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 service and trained professionals for over 20 years. In the process, Alan has logged 14 years designing, developing and maintaining software, over two decades in Quality Assurance, including establishing & managing a QA department, and nearly two decades in each of Process Improvement, Project Management and IT Service Management.
Alan is a speaker and writer on effective Project Management, software development, IT operations, and public speaking methods. He holds these certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Testing (ICP-TST), Foundations of DevOps (ICP-FDO) and Implementing DevOps (ICP-IDO), DevOps Foundation (DevOps Institute), Certified ITIL Expert, COBIT 5 Foundation, and a Certified Toast Master (CTM).