Charles W. Butler is a Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems at Colorado State University. He teaches and conducts research in IT and collaborates with IT managers in developing improved IT management strategies and processes, software development methodologies, and metrics and QA for traditional and object software. For 15 years, Dr. Butler served as Chief Software Scientist for McCabe & Associates and completed consulting engagements in more than 50 Fortune 500 companies. At McCabe, he served as an expert witness in software litigation trials. Dr. Butler has also worked with Texaco, Inc., and Star Enterprise for over 15 years on internal process improvement projects. Recently, he has authored “IT for Management,” a Harvard Business Publishing online course. Dr. Butler holds a bachelor of arts degree and a masters of science degree from the University of South Florida, a PhD from Texas A&M University, and is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP).