(born 1954) is a Distinguished Service Professor in the School of Systems and Enterprises of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. He is also a Visiting Scientist at the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University.
Turner has a BA in Mathematics from Huntingdon College, an MS in Computer Science from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, and a DSc in Engineering Management from the George Washington University.
Much of his research has been supporting the U.S. Department of Defense, particularly on the integration of systems and software engineering and the acquisition of complex defense systems.
He has authored / co authored several books:-
- CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) Distilled: A Practical Introduction to Integrated Process Improvement, , by Dennis M. Ahern, Aaron Clouse, Richard Turner: Addison-Wesley, (Third Edition 2008). ISBN 0-321-46108-8
- CMMI Survival Guide: Just enough process improvement, by Suzanne Garcia, Richard Turner: Addison-Wesley, (2007). ISBN 0-321-42277-5
- Balancing Agility and Discipline: A Guide for the Perplexed by Barry Boehm, Richard Turner: Addison-Wesley, (Paperback - September 26, 2003) ISBN 0-321-18612-5
- An interactive simulator for MATHILDA-RIKKE on multics: Concept, design and implementation by Richard Turner, Publisher: Computer Science Dept., University of Southwestern, Louisiana (1977)