PMI New Jersey Chapter
PMINJ 2006 October Meeting

17 October 2006 - Edison - Pines Manor


PDP Information

Program Number: C020-10172006
Software Development: Best Practices in Today’s Reality – The Telcordia Experience
Category Type: 3 
Subject Areas 
Knowledge: 10 
Process: 06
Application/Specific Interest Groups: 30 
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
PDUs: - 1.5
Leadership - 0.0
Strategic - 0.0
Technical - 1.5


The telecom industry has experienced significant changes over the last decade and Telcordia has been changing to remain in the vanguard of the industry.  They have grown from a New Jersey based firm, primarily serving domestic customers, to a corporation with offices and customers worldwide. Their expansion has included the establishment of development centers in global markets as well as the pursuit of outsourcing and strategic partnering. This talk explored theTelcordia journey, focusing on the Best Practices required to maintain its industry leadership in this global workspace.


Pat Roche - VP Telcordia

Mr. Roche has worked in the Telecommunications industry for over 25 years.  During that period he has led the development of a broad range of Operations Support Systems including Element Management Systems, Network Management Systems, Work Force Management Systems and Service Negotiation Systems.  Most recently he has been leading the development of Telcordia's Service Delivery Platform.

He started at Bell Labs in 1977 working as a software engineer.  He joined Bellcore (later Telcordia) at its inception in 1984 and was promoted to Executive Director in 1988 and led the development of a broad range of Operations Support Systems.  In 1996 he launched the Telcordia Force system that was part of Telcordia's set of next generation Operations Support Systems.  In 1999 he was appointed to General Manager and Vice President of the Work Force Management Business Unit with P?L responsibility for Telcordia's complete suite of Work Force Products.  Since that time he has lead the development of Telcordia's Core Operations Support Systems and most recently Telcordia's Service Delivery Platform

In 1988 Mr. Roche received Bellcore's Award of Excellence for work in implementing Technician Access Network and in 1996 received the Presidential Award for being a member of the team that provided the rollout of Telcordia's Force Product.  Mr. Roche is a member of the College of Engineering Dean's Industrial and Professional Advisory Board at the Pennsylvania State University.
Mr. Roche received his BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from The Pennsylvania State University and MS in Computer Science from The Pennsylvania State University.

Other Meetings:

Career Networking  LCI

Topic:   Wants, Needs / Desires 

We continue our fast-paced program to Teach networking, expose you to career/business Opportunities and then Practice what you have learned.   Join the NJ/PMI Career Networking Program and Rod Colon in a lively networking session where Rod will coach you in identifying your Wants, Needs / Desires for your next job.  Rod is the President of ETP Network, a Master Networker and Career Agent.

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