Mike Russell joins SoftwareCPR as a partner

Mike Russell - Business Agility

(March 1, 2021)— Mike Russell has joined Crisis Prevention and Recovery LLC (DBA SoftwareCPR ®) as a Partner. He is not new to the firm and industry, having assisted on many engagements in the last decade as an Affiliated Expert. He was also on the TIR working group that created the AAMI TIR45- 2012 Technical Information Report Guidance on the use of Agile practices in the development of medical device software.

Mike is an expert in business agility and is key contributor to SoftwareCPR’s “agile and compliant” process transformation and improvements. He combines experience serving as a C-level executive, including as Chief Operations Officer for a top 50 U.S. bank, and as a management consultant and trusted advisor to CEOs and other top executives at diverse organizations in multiple industries. This has provided him with first-hand experience dealing with many opportunities and challenges facing executives today, especially with rapid change and digital transformation. He documented some foundational principles and a roadmap for putting them into action in his book Wrong Until Right – How to Succeed Despite Relentless Change.

As a partner at SoftwareCPR he looks forward to continuing to share his expertise with industry through consulting, coaching, and training. For more information click softwarecpr.com or call 781-721-2921.

Recent posts from Mike:  A common hurdle to achieving agile benefitsCompliance and Agile – Another Common Hurdle

About SoftwareCPR®: The firm is best known for software, regulatory, risk management, validation, and 21 CFR Part 11 consultation for medical device, pharmaceutical, and blood establishment computer system manufacturers.  SoftwareCPR® also provides full FDA enforcement action crisis recovery, premarket submission, and quality system training and consulting services with a focus on client culture, business goals, and efficiency as well as device safety and effectiveness.

About the author

Brian is a biomedical software engineer - whatever that is! Started writing machine code for the Intel 8080 in 1983. Still enjoys designing and developing code. But probably enjoys his garden more now and watching plants grow ... and grandkids grow!

SoftwareCPR Training Courses:

IEC 62304 and other emerging standards for Medical Device and HealthIT Software

Our flagship course for preparing regulatory, quality, engineering, operations, and others for the activities and documentation expected for IEC 62304 conformance and for FDA expectations. The goal is to educate on the intent and purpose so that the participants are able to make informed decisions in the future.  Focus is not simply what the standard says, but what is meant and discuss examples and approaches one might implement to comply.  Special deep discount pricing available to FDA attendees and other regulators.

3-days onsite with group exercises, quizzes, examples, Q&A.

Instructor: Brian Pate

Next public offering:  TBD

Email training@softwarecpr.com to request a special pre-registration discount.  Limited number of pre-registration coupons.

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Being Agile & Yet Compliant (Public or Private)

Our SoftwareCPR unique approach to incorporating agile and lean engineering to your medical device software process training course is now open for scheduling!

  • Agile principles that align well with medical
  • Backlog management
  • Agile risk management
  • Incremental and iterative software development lifecycle management
  •  Frequent release management
  • And more!

2-days onsite (4 days virtual) with group exercises, quizzes, examples, Q&A.

Instructors: Mike Russell, Ron Baerg

Next public offering: March 7 & 28, 2024

Virtual via Zoom

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Medical Device Cybersecurity (Public or Private)

This course takes a deep dive into the US FDA expectations for cybersecurity activities in the product development process with central focus on the cybersecurity risk analysis process. Overall approach will be tied to relevant standards and FDA guidance documentation. The course will follow the ISO 14971:2019 framework for overall structure but utilize IEC 62304, IEC 81001-5-1, and AAMI TIR57 for specific details regarding cybersecurity planning, risk characterization, threat modeling, and control strategies.

2-days onsite with group exercises, quizzes, examples, Q&A.

Instructor: Dr Peter Rech, 2nd instructor (optional)

Next public offering:  TBD

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