On the professional side...
Roger S. Pressman is an internationally recognized authority in software process
improvement and software engineering technologies. For over three decades, he
has worked as a software engineer, a manager, a professor, an author, and a
consultant, focusing on software engineering issues.
As an industry practitioner and manager, Dr. Pressman worked on the development
of CAD/CAM systems for advanced engineering and manufacturing applications.
He has also held positions with responsibility for scientific and systems programming.
After receiving a Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Connecticut, Dr.
Pressman moved to academia where he became Bullard Associate Professor of Computer
Engineering at the University of Bridgeport and director of the university's
Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing Center.
Dr. Pressman is currently president of R.S. Pressman and Associates, Inc.,
a consulting firm specializing in software engineering methods and training.
He serves as principle consultant and has designed and developed Essential Software
Engineering, a complete video curriculum in software engineering, and Process
Advisor, a self-directed system for software process improvement. Both products
are used by thousands of companies worldwide. More recently, he has worked in
collaboration with QAI India to develop a comprehensive Internet-based "eSchool"
in software engineering.
Dr. Pressman has written many technical papers, is a regular contributor to
industry periodicals, and is author of six technical books. In addition to Software
Engineering: A Practitioner's Approach, he has written the award-winning A Manager's
Guide to Software Engineering (McGraw-Hill); Making Software Engineering Happen
(Prentice-Hall), the first book to address the critical management problems
associated with software process improvement; and Software Shock (Dorset House),
a treatment that focuses on software and its impact on business and society.
Dr. Pressman has been on the Editorial Boards of a number of industry journals,
and for many years, was editor of the "Manager" column in IEEE Software.
Dr. Pressman is a well-known speaker, keynoting a number of major industry conferences. He is a member of the ACM, IEEE, and Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Pi Tau Sigma.
On the personal side...
On the personal side, Dr. Pressman lives in South Florida with his wife, Barbara.
His two sons live and work in New York City and Los Angeles. An athlete for
most of his life, Dr. Pressman is a serious tennis player (NTRP 4.5) and a single-digit
handicap golfer. In his spare time, he has written two novels, The Aymara Bridge
and The Puppeteer.