David Consulting Group is based in Malvern, Pennsylvania, with an additional location in Pueblo, Colorado. We also operate a European branch, DCG-SMS.
Our team is comprised of a full-time employees and independent consultants, so as to best meet the needs of our clients worldwide.
Our senior managers bring years of industry experience, enabling DCG to deliver value that impacts your bottom line. Our team members ensure that we are always at the forefront of industry practices, designing and delivering services that exceed our customers’ expectations.
Mr. Harris brings 30 years of broad management experience in the IT field, including periods in R&D, development, production, business and academia.
Before becoming President, CEO and majority owner of DCG at the start of 2006, Mr. Harris was a key executive at Fidelity National Information Services (NYSE: FIS). At FIS, Mr. Harris led Channels Development and Operations Services within the Leveraged Products Development Group. Prior to FIS, Mr. Harris was President of the Banking Solutions Division at Sanchez Computer Associates (NASDAQ: SCAI). Under his leadership, the software development team at Sanchez achieved significant quality and delivery improvements, culminating in the achievement of CMM® Level 3 in only 15 months and the establishment of an offshore development team in India. While at Sanchez, Mike was a DCG client! Yes, “He liked it so much, he bought the company.”
Previously, Mr. Harris was a Senior Vice President and Head of the Global Chip Card Group at MasterCard International. In this role, he maintained MasterCard’s leadership position in chip technology and was at the forefront of driving through industry standards for credit cards with chips as a founding director of EMVCo (the global standards body for chip-card standards in the payments industry).
Mr. Harris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electronic engineering from the University of Southampton, England and a Master of Science degree in computer-aided engineering from Coventry University, England. He is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK), and a member of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (USA). He was certified as an IT-CMF Associate in 2011.
Mr. Harris, along with David Herron and Stasia Iwanicki, is the author of “The Business Value of IT: Managing Risks, Optimizing Performance, and Measuring Results,” published by CRC Press.
Mr. Cagley has more than 20 years of experience in the software industry, serving as a consultant since 1997. He was previously the Metrics Practice Manager at Software Productivity Research. Earlier, he held technical and managerial positions in different industries as a leader in software methods and metrics, quality assurance and systems analysis.
Mr. Cagley is a frequent speaker at metrics, quality and project management conferences. His areas of expertise encompass management experience in a wide variety of methods and metrics: Lean software development, Agile software development, quality integration, quality assurance and the application of the Software Engineering Institute’s Capability Maturity Model® Integration (CMMI) to achieve process improvements.
Mr. Cagley is an active member of the International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG) and is a Certified Function Point Specialist. He has served on the IFPUG Board of Directors as the President. He previously served as the Vice President, Chair of the IFPUG Conference Committee and Director of Conferences and Education.
Mr. Cagley earned his Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University and has done extensive postgraduate work at Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University and Kent State University. He also is holds an IT-CMF Professional Certificate and is an IT-CMF Tier 2 Associate.
Mr Cagley co-authored “Mastering Software Project Management: Best Practices, Tools and Techniques” with Murali K. Chemuturi.
Outside of his work at DCG, Mr. Cagley is an independent thinker, author and podcaster – visit his Software Process and Measurement Cast (SPAMCast) website.
Pat Eglin is an experienced Consultant and Certified CMMI instructor. She has extensive expertise in the areas of software process improvement, quality assurance, corporate process training, financial systems and quality compliance protocols. Her experience includes CMMI Level 3 implementation, process design and development, CMMI and Agile-related training course development and instruction. She has leadership and management experience with successful CMMI Level 3 Engineering Process Group activities.
Ms. Eglin’s specialties include measurements/metrics, process improvement and sizing/estimation.
Prior to DCG, Ms. Eglin has held positions with Fidelity Information Services and Sanchez Computer Associates as Manager of Engineering Process, Senior Audit Compliance Specialist and Training Program Manager.
Ms. Eglin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, is a certified CMMI instructor from the Software Engineering Institute and is a Six Sigma Green Belt (Villanova University). She has spoken at the QUEST Conference and local Software Process Improvement Network organizations and is a member of the National Association of Professional Women.
David Herron has over 35 years of experience in Functional Measurement and Software Process Improvement. An authority on software development, he is regularly sought out by Fortune 1000 companies, where he provides guidance on the use of metrics to monitor the impact of IT on the business, the advancement of IT organizations to higher levels, the Capability Maturity Model and the governance of offshore development initiatives.
One of the original founders of the David Consulting Group, Mr. Herron is now engaged with DCG as a Business Development Manager and Vice President of Software Performance Management. Over the course of his professional career, Mr. Herron has provided consulting and coaching services for a variety of IT organizations throughout the United States and Canada.
Mr. Herron is an acknowledged authority in the areas of Function Point Analysis, project estimating, performance measurement, process improvement and organizational change management. Most recently, he is engaged in the deployment of Agile software development practices and services, including Agile assessments, Scrum and xP.
Mr. Herron is a noted lecturer on functional measures, software process improvement and applications outsourcing, frequently addressing audiences in the United States and Europe. He is also a noted author and lecturer and has co-authored several books on topics relating to IT performance measurement.
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Tony Timbol is responsible for DCG's Global Marketing, Corporate Solution Marketing and lead generation. In addition, Mr. Timbol is responsible for internal sales management systems, internal sales training and corporate communications. Mr. Timbol actively supports DCG Practice Managers in business development opportunities.
Mr. Timbol brings more than 30 years of experience in supporting corporate software development organizations and software product developers in both commercial and government settings. Mr. Timbol helps clients define their IT frustrations and challenges and explore how DCG may support value-driven client change initiatives.
Prior to joining DCG, he was Vice President of E-business Solutions at Technology Point International in Jacksonville, Florida, where he led the Management Consulting and Application Development lines of business. Previously, while at Computer Associates (NYSE: CA), Mr. Timbol was a Director in the Project Management Office and managed a multi-million dollar portfolio of consulting projects. He served concurrently as the Director of Solutions Development for CA Professional Services in the Southeast, supporting national and overseas teams of systems architects and support engineers.
His early career saw increasingly senior positions at Computer Management Services (NASDAQ: CMSI) and Electronic Data Systems (now HP). He began his career as an Aerospace Engineer with Rockwell International in 1979 and was a member of the first Space Shuttle Launch team that culminated in the inaugural flight of STS-1, Columbia in April, 1981.
Mr. Timbol earned his B.S. in Space Science and Physics at Florida Institute of Technology. He is also an IT-CMF Tier 2 Certified Associate from the Innovation Value Institute.