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Using Statistics to Evaluate Process Improvement[presentation]

The techniques associated with Statistical Process Control (SPC) are very useful, but they are not sufficient alone to
provide inferential comparisons. An additional need is the ability to make valid
comparisons.

Paul Below, EDS
Estimating Software Productivity and Quality on Large Systems[presentation]

Estimating productivity (e.g., lines of source code developed per hour) and quality (e.g., code defect rates) are difficult on large software projects that involve several companies or sites, emphasize reuse of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS)

Jack Alanen, California State University
Estimating in the Web World[presentation]

Discover the techniques used by estimators to overcome the challenges they are confronted with in attempting to estimate totally new development environments in the Web/e-commerce world.

Lawrence Putnam, Jr., QSM, Inc.
Statistical Process Control (SPC) for Software Inspections[presentation]

Attempts to create user-friendly statistical process control (SPC) charts for software inspections often have
failed. A principle cause of these problems is the failure to recognize the asymmetric distributions of the

Don Porter, Motorola
Software Metrics "State of the Practice"[presentation]

In this session, Peter Kulik presents the results of KLCI's third industry survey on software metrics usage conducted in the fourth quarter of 2000.

Peter Kulik, KLCI, Inc.
Effort Tracking Made Easy[presentation]

Tracking effort is often a difficult cultural change to implement.

Lynn Cole, Spherion Technology Architects
Managing Concurrent Software Releases in Development and Test[presentation]

There is an ever-growing need to provide complex software products to customers on a short development schedule. Additionally, the customers need to be able to count on release dates for planning purposes.

David Shinberg, Lucent Technologies
A Disciplined Approach to High Velocity Software Development[presentation]

When faced with the challenge of shortening delivery cycles, the old economy manufacturing companies utilized disciplined quality techniques to reduce scrap and rework and improve productivity.

Girish Seshagiri, Advanced Information Services, Inc.
The Ritual of Retrospectives: Your First Best Tool for a Learning Organization[presentation]

You've just finished your software release. You have signed off, and it's been shipped. You're done, right? No!

Norm Kerth, Elite Systems
Program Management vs. Project Management[presentation]

When a company has multiple products that are related in some way, management may choose to group those projects together under a Program Manager.

Dulcey Branch, Texas Utilities
Enterprise-Wide Change and Configuration Management[presentation]

Multi-tier applications are increasingly strategic for many organizations, but manually coordinating the movement of disparate components-developed and deployed on multiple platforms through the software development lifecycle-can be tedious a

Melissa Borza, Computer Associates International Inc.
When Your Developers Don't Work for You-How I Managed A Band of "Hackers"[presentation]

The future of the development world lies with a bunch of skilled programmers living wherever they want, taking whichever projects they like, naming their price, and disappearing once the project is over.

Lee Fischman, Galorath, Inc.
Troubled Times[article]

Market analysts say the economy is recovering from the recession. But it seems that every day we read about another company laying off workers and the tough IT job market. All this has Eileen Strider wondering, in this week's column, how you are faring and what kind of support you are both giving and receiving during these tough times.

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The Impact of Team/Personal Software Processes[presentation]

Several years ago, the Naval Oceanographic Office initiated its process improvement effort with Team Software Process (TSP) and Personal Software Process (PSP) as its foundation.

Edward Battle, Naval Oceanographic Office
A New Approach for Estimating in e-Business Development[presentation]

In order to control the costs and schedules of new eBusiness development projects, a revolution in estimation and the software lifecycle must take place.

David Duncan, Cambridge Technology Partners

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