Cheryl Jones

U.S. Army Futures Command
Senior Systems Engineer
NDIA-IPMD: Applying Agile Development and Execution on DoD Projects : Practical Software and Systems Measurement (PSM) Product Value Measurement (PVM) on Agile Programs
Cheryl Jones is a senior systems engineer at the US Army Futures Command at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ.  Ms. Jones is a technical lead for the Army Software Sustainment Cost Estimation initiative.  The objective of this project is to provide the Department of the Army with the ability to accurately estimate, budget, allocate, and justify the software maintenance resources required to meet evolving mission and service affordability requirements across the system life-cycle.  

Ms. Jones is the technical lead and project manager of Practical Software and Systems Measurement and a primary author of Practical Software Measurement: Objective Information for Decision Makers.  She is the lead of a joint PSM / NDIA / INCOSE working group developing a measurement framework for continuous iterative development (agile).  This guidance has recently been updated to propose measures for product value, enterprise measurement, information security, and technical debt. 

Ms. Jones is the DoD representative to the US Technical Advisory Group to International Standards Organization SC7, System and Software Engineering.  She is a co-editor of ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288, Systems and Software Engineering: Systems Life Cycle Processes.