Mary Sakry also is a co-founder of The Process Group. She has 23 years of experience in software development, project management and software process improvement. For 15 years, she was a project manager, and software engineer at Texas Instruments (TI) in Austin, Texas. In 1989, she worked on the Corporate Software Engineering Process Group within TI to lead software process assessments across TI worldwide. Her last two years at TI were spent consulting and educating software developers and managers on software project planning, risk management, estimation, SEI CMM, inspection, and subcontract management. Mary was the first SEI-authorized lead assessor for CBA-IPI process assessments. She has an M.B.A. from St. Edwards University, and a B.S. in computer science from the University of Minnesota.