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Name: Alan Koch

Primary Expertise:

Software QA Testing, Agile Software Development, Software Project Management, Software Engineering, IT Service Management, Business Analysis, DevOps


BS Mathematics with a concentration in computer science, from Edinboro State College. MS Management Science and Business Administration from University of Dayton

Notable Clients & Employers:

  • Software Engineering Institute (at Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Wells Fargo
  • United Healthcare
  • Cisco
  • US Navy
  • Raytheon Corp

Alan Koch

PMP, CSM, ITIL Expert, MS Management Science

Alan Koch (PMP, CSM, PMI-APC, ITIL Expert, ICP: TST, FDO) is a Senior Lead Instructor at ASPE. Alan provides training, coaching and consulting services primarily in subjects related to DevOps, Agile and Software Testing. Alan began his formal education at Edinboro State College where he earned a B.S. in Mathematics with a concentration in Computer Science. He then went on to earn a Master of Science in Management Science with a concentration in Business Administration from the University of Dayton. Since then, Alan has gone on to earn numerous certifications including Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP), ITIL Expert, and two ICAgile Certified Professional certifications in Agile Testing (ICP-TST), and Foundations of DevOps (ICP-FDO). Alan has spent more than 40 years in the information technology field with a strong primary focus on software development and software quality. Alan started his career out doing technical work in software development and IT operations. He has logged 14 years of designing, developing and maintaining software, as well as over two decades in Quality Assurance. These included establishing & managing a QA department and nearly two decades in Process Improvement, Project Management and IT Service Management. He also spent a good deal of his career with the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). He was there for 13 years, and in that time he became familiar with the Capability Maturity Model (CMM/CMMI) and worked on the Personal Software Process & Team Software Process (PSP/TSP) project. He attributed his spring forward into consulting to his time with SEI. Since then, he has provided consulting services companies of pretty much all sizes. Some relatively young start-ups with only about 10 developers all the way through very large DoD contractors, like Raytheon, with thousands of people on the engineering side of the house. He’s also worked with Universities and organizations in the finance and insurance sectors. After working with organizations in so many different domains, Alan has learned that there are things unique to every single domain, but by the same token there are also common issues and problems that you can see across every domain. It’s this breadth of experience that helps him guide organizations to unique solutions.

Alan Koch is currently teaching the following courses:

Agile Boot Camp: ICP Fundamentals Certification

Introduction to Data Analysis