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Dr. Jane Siegel, COP, was a founding director of ITSqc, LLC. Dr. Siegel died unexpectedly during 2014. She had been ill for a brief period, but was expecting
a full recovery. She was an outstanding collaborator, motivator, and partner. She will be greatly missed.
In February, 2014, Dr. Jane Siegel was
by IAOP as an exceptional contributor - a 2014 Award Recipient as
Member of the Year.
She was previously the director of the Information Technology Services Qualification Center (ITSqc)
in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science. The Center's mission was to address the
emerging need for capability models and qualification methods for organizations involved in the evolving
Dr. Siegel was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) from
1988-1993 where she led the team that developed the questionnaire used for Software Capability Maturity
Model (SW-CMM) assessment efforts and the Instant Profile Method for rapid SW-CMM assessments. She also
served as Principal Investigator for the National Software Capacity Study.
From 1994 to 2000, she directed several large research and evaluation studies in the fields of education and
Dr. Siegel received her Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1988. She also received an M.Ed. from the
University of Virginia and a B.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder.