11th International Conference on Software Quality

Software Division of
The American Society for Quality

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Time Activity
7:00 AM Registration (until 5:00 PM)
Continental Breakfast (until 8:00 AM)
8:00 AM Opening Comments - Dave Zubrow
8:15 AM Welcoming Address - Steve Cross,
"Now UCITA, Now You Don't"
8:45 AM Keynote Address - Watts Humphrey,
"What is Excellence?"
10:00 AM Refreshment Break
10:30 AM Morning Concurrent Sessions



Session A

Data Quality: You Better Sweat the Small Stuff!

R. Jeffrey Canter
Innovative Systems, Inc.

Session B

Software Boundary Scenario Analysis: An "Object-Free" Analysis Approach for Defining System Behavior

Ken Boyer

Session C

Web-Based ISO 9000

John Cachat
IQS, Inc.

Session D

Unconventional Wisdom

Robin Goldsmith
Go Pro Management, Inc.

Software Quality: Oxymoron or Affinity?

Greg Watson
Business Systems Solutions, Inc.
Chairman of the Board, ASQ

A Practical Approach to Managing Requirements

Kala Ranganathan

Leading the Horse to Water: Creating an Interest in Change Through Awareness of the Status Quo

Scott P. Duncan
SoftQual Consulting
12:00 Noon Lunch
1:30 PM Afternoon Concurrent Sessions



Session E

Designing for Quality -- Building an Unstoppable E-Commerce Architecture

Alok Satyawadi
Be Free, Inc.

Hank Sobah
Innovative Systems, Inc.

Session F

A Software Development Methodology for Financial Markets -- Spreadsheets in Finance

Ben Van Vliet & Andrew Kumiega
Illinois Institute of Technology

Session G

Tailoring an Organizational Standard Software Development Process for Specific Projects

Vivek Nanda
Ulticom, Inc.

Session H

Get it Right Versus Get it Done

Chuck Engle
Chuck Engle & Associates

Some Musings on Ethics and Software Quality

William Wulf
National Academy of Engineering

Rapid Application Development -- Project Management Issues

Patricia A. McQuaid
California Polytechnic State University

The Internet Challenge to the Quality Profession

John M. Ryan
3:00 PM Refreshment Break
3:30 PM Afternoon Concurrent Sessions Resume



Session I

Introduction to Six Sigma and Its Implementation

Shankar Lakhavani
Cutler Hammer, Inc.

Session J

Engineering Software at Internet Speed

Sandra A. Slaughter & Linda Levine
Carnegie Mellon University

Jan Pries-Heje
I.T. University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Session K

Process Improvement and Metrics Program Implementations

Peter S. Bøttcher & Helle Frederiksen

Session L

Practices of High Maturity Organizations in 2001

Mark C. Paulk
Software Engineering Institute

Culture Management Essentials

Dean L. Bottorff
Ethics Quality, Inc.

Rapid SQA: Web Testing at the Speed of the Internet

Eric Patel
Nokia Home Communications


Clinical Software Application Development: A Rapid Cycle Approach to Improving Internal Processes

B.J. Larson-Jones
Georgia Medical Care Foundation
5:30 PM Reception and Networking until 7:00 PM