Project management wisdom from practitioners and the UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley
Debbie Hein currently holds a position as a New Product Introduction Program Manager with Cisco Systems. Prior to Cisco, Debbie held various senior leadership roles at Extreme Networks in Engineering Program Management, Business Process Development, Document Control and various other functional groups. During her time with Extreme she led a Product Lifecycle Management and several other critical business process initiatives within the company. Additionally she has been involved with company-wide quote to cash business process, infrastructure and ERP migrations. She has also dabbled in Business Consulting providing services to several firms.
Debbie began her career with National Semiconductor where she held postions as an ASIC designer, hardware designer, applications engineer, marketing engineering and project manager. During her tenure with National Semiconductor she was awarded thirteen patents, published many articles, and was a speaker at various symposiums and conferences.
Debbie holds a B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Pacific and completed a M.S.E.E. with a concentration in networking and communications theory from Santa Clara University. She has completed training in TL9000, ISO9000/9001, DMAIC, PMI and Design For Manufacturability.