Software Quality & SMEs in practice

Date:
Tuesday 30 July 2013

Time:
6.00pm for 6:30pm - 8.00pm

Venue:
Room 326, 3rd Floor, Reginald Mitchell Building, Southampton Solent University, Southampton, SO14 0RD | Maps

Speakers:
Laura García-Borgoñón and Miguel A. Barcelona, IT Researchers, Aragon Institute of Technology

Cost:
Free of charge, for both BCS and Non-BCS members.

Joint event between BCS Hampshire Branch, BCS Quality SG and Southampton Solent University.

Software Quality has become a mandatory activity to improve the competitiveness of the industry in a global environment. In recent years numerous standards, certifications, models, best practices, methodologies and tools have been created in order to encourage their adoption by industry, but SMEs face many barriers to choose and deploy those that improve its efficiency.

The presentation will show various initiatives developed with Spanish SMEs to deploy actions to improve their software quality in practice. In particular: i) SoftAragon, the first Software Process Improvement European partnership project aimed at SMEs and developed by ITA with companies in the region; ii) NDT (Navigational Development Techniques) methodology and tool, developed by IWT2 (Web Engineering and Early Testing) Research group of University of Seville. In both cases the objectives, the methodology, the results and lessons learned will be shared with audience.

L. García-Borgoñón earned her degree in Computer Engineering in 2001 from the University of Zaragoza (Spain). Since 2000, she has worked as an engineer at Aragon Institute of Technology, where she is responsible for the model-driven software engineering research line, carrying out projects in collaboration with public and private companies. She is currently pursuing a doctoral thesis at the University of Seville (Spain), in the research group of Web Engineering and Early Testing (IWT2). Her main research interests include IT governance, model-driven software engineering, software process engineering and the application of IT in education.

Miguel A. Barcelona was graduated in Computer Engineering at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) in 2001. He has led the implementation of the National Centre of Knowledge in the application of ICT into Logistics and the National Demonstration Centre of ICT for Logistics. He’s currently the Head of Logistics Division at Aragon Institute of Technology. Passionate about learning, his main research interests focus on software engineering and its application to logistics. He is working in his doctoral thesis at the University of Seville in the field of the application of Model-Driven Software Engineering into Collaborative Decision-Making in the Supply Chain.

Presentation

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