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Launching a Web Development Team[presentation]

Based on a real-life case study, learn how one Fortune 500 manufacturing company-with four development groups in two locations-created a flexible and cost-efficient Web development solution to meet the needs of an expanding business.

Thomas Vlasic, John Deere Co.
Organization: The Forgotten Dimension[presentation]

Explore the software project manager's actual, perceived, and desired position in an organization.

Mark Servello, Change Bridge, Inc.
Predictive Metrics to Estimate Post Project Costs[presentation]

How much will it cost to support your software project based on current estimations?

Geoffrey Facer, Intel Corporation
Three Numbers to Measure Project Performance[presentation]

We present a method which produces at any time during the execution of a big software
development project a reliable prediction of the total duration and of the total cost to expect

Thomas Liedtke and Peter Paetzold, Alcatel
From Zero to 100: Project Metrics in an Investment Bank[presentation]

Metrics collection, interpretation, and data quality always present a challenge to organizations. In the midst of an ever-increasing organization such as Goldman Sachs, the need for comprehensive metrics has become a top priority.

Barry Young and Arun Banerjee, Goldman Sachs and Co.
Better Testing-Worse Quality?[presentation]

Many organizations react to quality issues encountered after shipping a product by renewing their emphasis on testing. The logic is that better testing would have resulted in better software.

Elisabeth Hendrickson, Quality Tree Software, Inc.
B2B and B2C Software Project Management—So What's Different?[presentation]

Learn how to understand and address the unique and not so unique aspects of Internet-based business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) project development.

Rick Smith, ObjectSpace, Inc.
Predicting Software Errors and Defects[presentation]

This paper introduces a fault model that predicts the number of errors and defects throughout the development cycle.

Mark Criscione, Motorola
Success Factors and Measures in Outsourced Application Development[presentation]

Today's e-conomy is creating higher time pressures than ever in application development. Many organizations are responding to the deadline pressures and backlogs through partnering.

Michael Mah, QSM Associates, Inc.
Put Your Power to Work![presentation]

Power is the ability to create value. If you want to create more value in your organization, you must learn to tap the abundant resources of power.

Dale Emery, Sun Microsystems
Metrics: Giving the Answer to the Right Question[presentation]

What metrics are you going to give me? This is the type of question managers ask their QA analysts at the start of each project.

Kenneth Paczas, Compuware Corporation
Process Improvement in Large Organizations: Walking the Maze[presentation]

Every problem-solving activity in an organization requires some learning. Both the stakeholders and the
facilitators of the organization need to learn as they go through change. This paper describes our first

Nynke Fokma, Moebius Consultancy and Erwin van der Bij, Lucent Technologies
The World Wild Web: A New Paradigm of Responsiveness Reliability[presentation]

While the Internet was once a simple tool for educational institutions to share information, it is now a unique venue for marketing, selling, and gathering information.

Jenny Jones, Segue Software
The Software Organization as a Complex Adaptive System[presentation]

We are living and working in the "knowledge rea" where business, technological, and organizational changes cannot be predicted or foreseen. One minute you are on top; the next minute, you are obsolete.

Nir Merry, Applied Materials and Dr. John Bruckman, Change Management Group
Measures that Predict Change[presentation]

Prediction becomes more accurate when there are measured trends to show the way. Knowing what to collect and review is only half of the process of predicting change.

Gail Borotto, EDS

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