Diana Marquez has over thirty years of experience in software development and Software Quality Assurance (SQA), covering the spectrum of the software engineering lifecycle and information systems technology services.
These services include: project management, consulting, SQA work activities, SQA program oversight, SQA training, data management, enterprise architecture activities, concept documents, system analysis, systems requirements, database design and conversion, information modeling, data management plans and studies, prototyping, full acceptance testing, user training, software lifecycle methodologies (including agile), assessments, configuration management, website maintenance, review of subcontractor software quality assurance program plans, safety software manuals, and technical documentation support.
She is an expert in preparing software life cycle documentation; including software management plans, project plans, requirements, design documents, test plans, test reports, traceability matrixes, artifacts, and training plans.
Ms. Marquez holds a B. A. in Management Information Systems with a minor in Computer Science from Washington State University.
Ms. Marquez managed the Software Quality Assurance program and processes at Washington Closure Hanford (WCH) for 7 years, including all aspects of safety software. She participated in reviews to support updates to the DOE G 414.1-4 Safety Software Guidebook as directed by DOE O 414.1D. She is the author of a Safety Software Manual, WCH-251, complete with document templates and checklists for implementation. Her improvements to the WCH SQA program resulted in zero findings for many subsequent DOE and WCH Quality Assurance SQA surveillances.
While at Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), she provided SQA support to the Quality Assurance, Engineering, and Chief Information Office organizations. She was instrumental in working with the software owners to support implementation of safety software and non-safety software projects. She served on the various implementation boards surrounding software configuration management, independent reviews, and software grading. She currently holds a software technical support analyst qualification which follows the DOE standard for technical competency in SQA.
Also, at WRPS she supported the Enterprise Architecture (EA) efforts that use the Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF). During the FEAF implementation of the data and business reference models, she played an important role in implementation of categorization, analyzing, report preparation, and final presentation of data. She was involved in data modeling including preparation of company business conceptual and data flow diagrams; preparation of artifacts, visualizations and metrics, data management planning, center of excellence concepts, policies, architecture planning, and used the ABACUS software tool for input and dashboard visualizations.