Transitioning from TickIT to TickITplus at the National Physical Laboratory

Wednesday 9 November 2016

6.00pm for 6.30pm  start, including  the BCS Quality SG AGM

Venue: Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0RD | Maps

For those that would like a tour of "The Spark" building, just opened, will meet at 5.30pm at The Spark Reception (on East Park Terrace, adjacent and north to the Library)
Refreshments at 6.00pm on will be on "The Bridge", above The Pod, then we make our way down a floor to "The Pod "for 6.30pm for the presentation. (This is about 5 minutes’ walk from the Southampton Central Station)


This event will be a joint event with the BCS Hampshire Branch, Quality SG and Southampton Solent University

Keith Lines, National Physical Laboratory


In November 2014, the National Physical Laboratory successfully transitioned to the new TickITplus software quality certification from the predecessor TickIT certification.

This presentation summarises the steps required to achieve transition. It also discusses NPL’s reasons for requiring certification of those parts of its Quality Management System that concern software development. What is the justification for the effort and expense?
Keith Lines  will include a brief description of how software quality management is implemented within NPL. Although transition is no longer possible, our experiences may prove useful to organisations considering TickITplus certification.

About the Speaker

Keith Lines uses experience gained in over 20 years of working with NPL's scientists, administrators and support staff to help ensure that NPL activities in software development continue to meet the requirements demanded by NPL's ISO 9001 / TickIT certification.

The application of mathematical methods to software systems is also an interest.

After graduating in 1988 from the University of Kent at Canterbury with a BSc (Hons) in Computer System Engineering, Keith worked there for two years as a research associate on a project concerning the application of mathematical methods to software systems.

Keith joined NPL in October 1990 and has worked since then in a variety of roles in software development and IT support.

He is a member of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

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