Curriculum Vitae for Herb Bowie

Contact Information  
Herb Bowie Herb Bowie
Seattle, WA USA
hbowie@mac.com
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Overview  
    A history of increasing responsibility in Software Development, including experience as programmer, analyst, project manager, first level manager, department manager and process manager. Knowledge of Software Engineering Institute's Software Capability Maturity Model and People Capability Maturity Model, along with lean and agile approaches to software development. Proven ability to achieve high levels of customer and employee satisfaction, and to develop and execute strategic plans for organizational growth  
Work Experience  
  Boeing  
  2012 - Present   Manager of the New Wiring System development team.  
  2010 - Present   Application Domain Manager for CAD/CAM systems.  
  2004 - 2010   Sr. Manager of IT Software Engineering Process Group. Led an effort to help roughly 6,000 developers move towards CMMI level 3, with 65 people as part of my SEPG group. Led the effort to migrate our software development process content to a Confluence site. This site has become the most widely used Confluence site within Boeing, and is often cited as an example of Confluence best practices.  
  1999 - 2004   Department Manager for Applications Development in Mesa, AZ, with five managers and 70-80 developers in my department. Accomplishments included successful Y2K transition, achievement of SEI Software CMM Level 3, SEI People CMM Level 2, industry-leading employee satisfaction, continuously improving departmental performance, as measured by customer satisfaction surveys and other metrics, successful transition from legacy COBOL to Java Web development, and successful application of agile techniques.  
  McDonnell Douglas  
  1990 - 1999   Applications manager responsible for Configuration Management, Quality Assurance, and Environmental Safety systems, with 10 - 20 direct reports.  
  1986 - 1990   Project Manager and System Architect for multiple systems supporting Engineering and Manufacturing.  
  Hughes Helicopters  
  1983 - 1986   Applications developer, doing analysis, database design, online and batch coding, and documentation. Programming using COBOL and CICS using IDMS databases.  
  Gibraltar Savings and Loan, Los Angeles, California.  
  1978 - 1983   Programmer/Analyst, Quality Assurance Lead. Programming in COBOL, ADF, using TOTAL and IMS databases.  
  Pacific Fidelity Life, Los Angeles, California  
  1973 - 1978   Operations trainee, applications programmer/analyst. Programming in COBOL, RPG, 360 Assembler, DYL260.  
Other Experience  
  Pagan Tuna  
  2009 - Present   Blogging on subjects related to software development.
<PaganTuna.com>
 
  University of Michigan Club of Seattle  
  2009 - 2015   President of the Board
<UMSeattle.com>
 
  2007-2008   Implemented and administered UMSeattle.com, a site based on Drupal.
<UMSeattle.com>
 
  Scottsdale Supporters for the Gifted  
  2005 - 2007   Implemented and administered AZgifted.org, a non-profit Web site supporting gifted students in Arizona. The site was based on Drupal, an open-source content management system that uses PHP and MySQL.  
  PowerSurge Publishing  
  2005   Created the Web site PortableWisdom.org, featuring some of my favorite quotations.
<PortableWisdom.org>
 
  2001-2005   Wrote and published the Web Book Reason to Rock: Rock Music as Art Form. This site currently appears as the first result in a Google search for “rock music aesthetics”.
<ReasonToRock.com>
 
  2001 - Present   Wrote, published and sold several freeware/shareware programs in Java: PSTextMerge, PSRenamer, Two Due and iWisdom. iWisdom is a tool for maintaining a list of quotations or other brief insights.
<PowerSurgePub.com>
 
  1998   Wrote and self-published the Book Why Die?: A Beginner's Guide to Living Forever.
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  People Forever, a Non-Profit Organization  
  1990 - 1997   Editor of, and frequent contributor to, Forever Alive Magazine, published quarterly and appearing on newsstands in Borders and Barnes & Noble  
  University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science and the Arts  
  1971 - 1973   Wrote rock music reviews for the Michigan Daily.  
  Annapolis Senior High School, Annapolis, Maryland  
  1969   Editorial Editor on School Newspaper  
Education  
  Boeing  
  2009   Program Managers Workshop, a Residential Training Program for Program Managers  
  2005   Leading from the Middle II, a Residential Training Program for Middle Managers  
  2003   Frank and Howard University, a Residential Training Program for Managers in the Rotorcraft Business Unit  
  2001   Information Systems University, a Residential Training Program for IT Management  
  2000   Leading from the Middle, a Residential Training Program for Middle Managers  
  Scottsdale Community College  
  1999   Beginning Java  
  Institute of Configuration Management  
  1990   Configuration Management Certificate
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  University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science and the Arts  
  1973   B.A. in English  
  Annapolis Senior High School, Annapolis, Maryland  
  1969   National Merit Scholar  
    Graduation