"Lean Software Inspection", QC of all IT Specifications, measure to motivate (1 day course)

Friday 2 November 2012

9.00am - 5.00pm

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Free of charge and open to all (BCS and non-BCS members)

Tom Gilb

Applications for places are to be sent directly to Soheir Ghallab

Please specify:

1. Why interested
2. Employment status
3. Which course(s)

This is primarily for people not in permanent employment, or underemployed contractors. Some exceptions can be made for eager candidates.


This course is about peer reviews at two levels. Are specifications well written, and are they the right stuff for the job? The breakthrough idea is to use sampling to review, thus reducing costs radically, from conventional inspections and reviews. The second breakthrough idea is to not waste time fixing bad work, but instead to catch it early, and motivate people to actually produce good work consistently.

What you will learn:

  • A Case study of using the SQC method
  • Determining the defect level
  • Predicting project delay correctly, as a result
  • In-class demonstration on real current spec if available
  • The Agile Specification Quality Control Process (SQC)
  • Setting up Rules to write and check
  • What is a defect
  • What is a major defect
  • What is defect density
  • What is an acceptable process exit level?
  • Can we clean up the defects? (no)
  • How fast do people achieve exit level personal performance?
  • The Agile Spec QC process defined in detail
  • Presenting the process to your organization
  • Expected results
  • Expected Costs
  • Necessary prerequisites
  • Organisational considerations
  • Agile SQC Principles
  • SQC Policy
  • Sample Rules for QC
  • The data collection process, even with an agile method
  • Analysis of the data collected

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