Selected Key Roles: Joe Schofield is a Past President of the International Function Point Users Group. He retired from Sandia National Laboratories as a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff after a 31-year career. During twelve of those years he served as the SEPG Chair for an organization of about 400 personnel which was awarded a SW-CMM® Level 3 in 2005. He continued as the migration lead to CMMI® Level 4 until his departure.
As an enabler and educator: Joe is an Authorized Training Partner with VMEdu and a Scrum Certified Trainer with SCRUMstudy™. He has facilitated ~200 teams in the areas of software specification, team building, and organizational planning using lean six sigma, business process reengineering, and JAD. Joe has taught over 100 college courses, 75 of those at graduate level. He was a certified instructor for the Introduction to the CMMI for most of the past decade. Joe has over 80 published books, papers, conference presentations and keynotes—including contributions to the books: The IFPUG Guide to IT and Software Measurement (2012), IT Measurement, Certified Function Point Specialist Exam Guide, and The Economics of Software Quality. Joe has presented several worldwide webinars for the Software Best Practices Webinar Series sponsored by Computer Aid, Inc.
Life long learning: Joe holds six agile-related certifications: SA, SCT™, SMC™, SDC™, SPOC™, and SAMC™. He is also a Certified Software Quality Analyst and a Certified Software Measurement Specialist. Joe was a CMMI Institute certified Instructor for the Introduction to the CMMI®, a Certified Function Point Counting Specialist, and a Lockheed Martin certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He completed his Master’s degree in MIS at the University of Arizona in 1980.
Community & Family: Joe was a licensed girl’s mid-school basketball coach in the state of NM for 21 seasons--the last five undefeated, over a span of 50 games. He served seven years volunteering in his church's children's choir; eventually called to oversee 150 children and 20 staff. Was appointed to serve on the state of New Mexico's Professional Standards Commission. By "others" he is known as a husband, father, and grandfather.