Neil Potter is co-founder of The Process Group, a company that consults in software engineering process improvement. He has 14 years of experience in software design, engineering, and process management. For six years, Neil was a software design engineer at Texas Instruments, Dallas, developing electronic design automation software. The last two years at TI, he was a manager of a software engineering process group performing consulting within TI in America, England, and India. Consulting included software project planning, risk management, estimation, SEI CMM, and inspection. Neil is an SEI-authorized lead assessor for CBA-IPI process assessments. He has a B.S. in computer science from the University of Essex in England.