TUTORIALS

 

Full Day Session (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

T1 Practical Software Measurement – An Introduction

Beth Layman, TeraQuest Metrics, Inc.

This full day tutorial provides an overview of the Practical Software Measurement (PSM) issue-driven measurement process. It includes hands-on exercises using realistic case studies to teach the basic skills of the PSM process. The materials in this workshop are based on contributions of more than 50 organizations doing measurement on projects with a wide range in size and application area.

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Full Day Session (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

T2 Using a Product Oriented Approach to Develop and Maintain an Effective Software Quality System

 

Morning Session (8:00 AM to Noon)

T3 Implementing Change: Now that I know what to do, how do I do it?

Ted Robey, Bob Lovell, Development Process Management, Inc.

Misunderstanding change, its dynamics and phases, and lack of preparation to support change, represent the greatest obstacles facing those trying to improve development and testing methodologies, and implement new techniques and tools. This half day tutorial will provide systems managers and developers with a model for implementing change initiatives within their organizations. The dynamics and process of change are analyzed and the attendees are assisted in developing plans for effecting technical changes in their work.

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Morning Session (8:00 AM to Noon)

T4 Developing a Vision of the Future: Aligning your Software Process Improvement Program to Quantifiable Business and Quality Goals

Carol A. Granger-Parker, technology & Process Consulting, INC.

Organizations must understand the concept of leading change rather than just managing change and setting quality goals. This half day tutorial will focus on setting quality goals that can be measured and putting them into practice within their organizations. The result of these activities will be to create an organization that is high performing and in a mode of continuous process improvement.

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Morning Session (8:00 AM to Noon)

T5 Software Configuration Management

Karen Murphy, MCIWorldCom

Many people in software engineering are not sure of the complete, formal definition of software configuration management. This half day tutorial will cover the definition of software configuration management and a software configuration management process that can be used on many types of projects.

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Morning Session (8:00 AM to Noon)

T6 Star Quality Test Automation Methodology

Brian LeSuer, Star Quality

Kelly Adams, Star Quality

Developing a sound methodology, architecture, and system of standards is a pre-requisite to a successful test automation project. This half day tutorial will cover an approach that is tool independent, easy to replicate, implement, maintain and is designed to enhance awareness of the potential for test automation that provides an immediate return on investment.

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Afternoon Session (1:00 PM to 5:00 PM)

T7 Process Mapping – Applying Visual Roadmaps to Build Consensus

Robert C. Bamford, SSQC

William J, Deibler II, SSQC

Process mapping creates a variety of visual definitions that facilitate team discussion and reaching consensus. Process maps highlight opportunities for process improvement and facilitate the resolution of process deficiencies and misunderstanding. This half day tutorial will cover the concept of process mapping and the 5-steps in mapping and is intended for anyone involved in defining and documenting systems to baseline or improve organizational performance and planning accuracy.

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Afternoon Session (1:00 PM to 5:00 PM)

T8 Software Risk Management

Linda Westfall, The Westfall Team

Project success requires planning and taking action to mitigate risks so that the overall impacts of those risks on the project is minimized. In this half day tutorial, attendees are taught the basic concepts, terminology, and techniques of software risk management. Learned skills are practiced using exercises based on real-world examples and on current or recent projects of attendees. Emphasis is on techniques that allow attendees to transition these skills to their own work environment.

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Afternoon Session (1:00 PM to 5:00 PM)

T9 How to Implement An SQA Function Without Scaring Everyone to Death

Richard J. Desjardins, Strategic Quality Alliance

An audit function is an absolute essential for any organization trying to establish a Software Quality Assurance group. Unfortunately, the way an audit function is usually implemented makes the SQA group appear as "process cops". This half day tutorial will examine techniques and steps necessary to reduce the fear raised by the introduction of an audit function and to make the process an effective tool for continuous improvement.

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Afternoon Session (1:00 PM to 5:00 PM)

T10 Practical Software Test Case Design

Karen Bishop-Stone, Testware Associates, inc.

Testing consumes approximately 40% of the cost of developing and maintaining a software system. Yet, testing is not taught on a formal basis in most institutions. This half day tutorial will introduce practical cost effective test case design techniques for every level of software testing from unit to user acceptance.

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