More and more organizations are committed to establishing an effective measurement program. Big or small, measurement takes time and resources. The overriding key to measurement program success is accuracy. Organizations with established metrics programs typically institutionalize an audit activity to maximize their investment. Explore the current approaches being used to audit measurement activity. Learn why auditing is so important, and what and when to audit within your organization.
Elaine Soat presents an easy set of measurements to use during system testing (QA test cycle). Examine measurements taken from defect tracking and application coverage to projected testing hours versus actual testig hours. Learn how such process and measurement information is evaluated and used for proposed process improvements. Gain the ability to do comparison reporting to measure successes of process improvement within your QA test cycle.
The paper provides an analysis of challenges that engineering and human resources managers face when attempting to recruit new staff. Successful staffing of a software engineering organization in an intensely competitive market is described in terms of the key elements of the staffing process and proven strategies that help to stay ahead of the competition.
Anntoinette Gurvin, General Dynamics Information Systems
Pat Medvick presents tales of successful and unsuccessful attempts at gathering requirements from scientists-highlighting the inherent problems and possible solutions. Learn how to gather requirements from multi-site domain experts. Discover ways to develop a flexible software design that permits requirements gathering throughout software development.
Pat Medvick, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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
critical control variables, and to incorporate this fact into control chart design. This paper provides innovative guidelines for inspections SPC.
You've just finished your software release. You have signed off, and it's been shipped. You're done, right? No! The moment a project ends is the perfect time to reflect on the entire project to see what there is to learn-the unique moment when the project can be viewed in its entirety. You can look at the completion of your project as having "paid your tuition." So, now what are you going to learn from it? In this presentation, Norm Kerth explores the benefits, pitfalls, and experiences with this project management tool. Explore ways to use retrospection to improve future projects in your organization.