UC Berkeley, interrupted graduate work toward PhD in Computer Science, 1971-1972
Agile Systems/Enterprises, Systems of Systems, Self Organizing Systems, Agile Systems Engineering, System Design Aesthetic Quality, Patterns of Self-Organizing System Security, Hierarchical Pattern-Based Sense-Making, Applications for New Massive Pattern Recognition Technology
Rick was co-principle investigator of the 1991 project at Lehigh University that gave birth to the concept of Agile Enterprise, and he led the subsequent Agility Forum’s research and industry involvement activity. He chaired the Technology Review Board for the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences in its formative years and led the development of its first research agenda. His commercial experience is start-up and turnaround management, where he ran companies producing software, manufacturing machinery, fine wine, rapid manufacturing services, strategic planning services, and interim executive services; and he has had executive responsibility for engineering, R&D, IT, information security, and marketing in a variety of organizations.