Richard E. Biehl, Ph.D.
- Designing and building data warehouses for the past 30 years
- Consulting, instructing, and mentoring independently for the past 22 years
- Teaching and mentoring Six Sigma projects as Black Belt for 10 years
- Published expert in quality management, data modeling, and process analysis disciplines
- Author of numerous data, process, architecture, and quality course curriculums
Biographical SketchSenior consultant with thirty years of experience specializing in quality assurance, logical and physical data architectures, application architectures, and strategic planning for the business application of information technology. With a background ranging from requirements definition to application design and construction, including data base administration and systems programming, Rick uses his experience to affect a multi-disciplined approach to the application of information technology.
Rick's current emphasis is on integrating quality assurance and software engineering disciplines in a systematic approach to the application of Six Sigma to information technology. Six Sigma for IT results in high quality business systems that are capable of internal self-correction and that can be held accountable for business and technical requirements through data visibility provided by management dashboards and scorecards. The rigor of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) tools provides a platform for enabling the analysis and design patterns that have been identified and tested over a career to systematically enhance systems value to the business.
PROCESS IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST
DATA & PROCESS MODELER
QUALITY ASSURANCE ANALYST
EDUCATOR & TRAINER
STRATEGIC PLANNING FACILITATOR
Practice Standard for Project Configuration Management, PSPCM project core team member, Project Management Institute, Newtown Square, PA, 2007.
Six Sigma for Software, IEEE Software (p68-70), IEEE Computer Society, March/April 2004.
Practical Guidelines for Supertype and Subtype Modeling, in High-Performance Web Databases, Design, Development, and Deployment. Best Practices Series 2001 (p. 319-331), Auerbach, New York, 2001.
Customer-Supplier Analysis in Educational Change, Quality Management Journal, 7(2), p22-39, American Society for Quality, Spring 2000.
Software Quality Professional, American Society for Quality, Quarterly, Associate Editor (1997-2000)
Quality Dictionary by Tracy Omdahl, Editorial Board, Quality Council of Indiana, 1997.
General Ledger As A Data Warehouse, in Controllership: The Work of the Managerial Accountant, John Wiley & Sons, 1997.
Software quality assurance and planning for teacher and classroom. Technology and Teacher Education Annual, 1997. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, 1997.
Space Activism Matures, AD Astra, National Space Society, Washington DC, Sept./Oct. 1995.
Data Modeling for Knowledge-Based Systems, in Handbook of Data Management - 1994-1995 Yearbook (Chapter VII-1), Auerbach, New York, August 1994.
Data Administration and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, in Handbook of Data Management (Chapter II-7), Auerbach, New York, November 1993.
Practical Guidelines for Supertype/Subtype Modeling, in Handbook of Data Management (Chapter V-6), Auerbach, New York, November 1993.
Quality Assurance Theory vs. Practice, Software Quality, Fall 1991 (Part 1) and Winter 1991/1992 (Part 2), Software Division, American Society for Quality Control.
Journal of the Quality Assurance Institute, Quarterly, Editorial Board - Book Review Editor (1988-1994)
Connecting Points of Care: Leveraging EHRs to Make HIE Work (Panel) iHT2 Health IT Summit. Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA. June 13, 2012
Implementing a Healthcare Data Warehouse in One year (Or Less). 2012 HIMSS Annual Conference. Las Vegas, NV, USA. February 23, 2012
Standardizing Data Dimensions of Healthcare Data Warehouses. 2010 HIMSS Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA, USA. March 3, 2010.
Ontology-Based Dimensional Data Warehouse Design. OOPSLA Ontology-Driven Software Engineering (ODiSE) Workshop. October 25, 2009 Orlando, FL, USA
Using Professional Certifications to Add to the Bottom-Line. Volusia Manufacturers Association. Daytona Beach, FL, USA. May 13, 2008.
Adapting Six Sigma to Career Development. ASQ World Conference on Quality Improvement. Houston, FL, USA. May 7, 2008.
Success by Design: Effective Data Quality Measurements in a Hospital Data Warehouse. 2008 HIMSS Annual Conference. Orlando, FL, USA. February 24, 2008.
Data Quality Measurements in a Hospital Data Warehouse. ASQ International Conference on Software Quality (ICSQ07). Denver, Colorado, USA, May 31, 2007.
Internal Certification Issues in Corporate Settings. National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA). NOCA Academy. May 31, 2007.
Getting People to Use Quality Tools. ASQ World Conference on Quality Improvement. Orlando, FL, USA. May 2, 2007.
Personal Six Sigma: Adapting Six Sigma to Professional Practice. 23rd Annual Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference. Portland, Oregon, USA. October 11, 2005.
Six Sigma for Software. 14th Annual QAI International IT Quality Conference. Orlando, Florida, USA. March 23, 2005
Six Sigma Project Types: Implications for Project Managers. PMI Central Florida Chapter Monthly Meeting. Orlando, Florida, USA. February 1, 2005.
Optimizing Quality Goals by Differentiating Six Sigma Project Types. ASQ Section 1509 Orlando Monthly Meeting. Orlando, Florida, USA. January 27, 2005.
CMMI: Adapting to SEI's new Integrated CMM. 10th Annual QAI International IT Quality Conference. Orlando, Florida, USA. April 25, 2001.
Quality-Based Requirements Definition. 10th Annual QAI International IT Quality Conference. Orlando, Florida, USA. April 24, 2001.
Software Quality Assurance and Planning for Teacher and Classroom. 8th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. Orlando, Florida, USA. April 4, 1997.