BCS Software Practice Advancement specialist group event.


Most common management techniques have not solved the problems of delivering quality products on time and in budget. Since Frederick Taylor's days, measurements have been implemented to control the wrong things and hinder progress, efficiency and continual improvement. It is time to move on from management by metrics and start developing organisation-wide leadership skills that allow continued competitiveness and growth.

In this presentation, Peter Leeson will present his ideas on why metrics, processes and standards have led to the opposite of what they promised. He will also outline the basic manifesto for "Vitruvian Quality" and the need to ensure that quality can be created through job satisfaction and life balance.

About the speaker

Peter Leeson has been working in IT for some 45 years. He has gone through the successive fads and fashions of various management and technological techniques, seen their benefits and their downfalls, from structured programming to DevOps. For many years, he worked as a lead appraiser and instructor for CMMI and as a visiting scientist for Carnegie Mellon University – in that capacity, he has had the opportunity to work with different organisations and cultures around the world. He is a regular and recognised speaker at international conferences and the author of the book Orchestrated Knowledge as well as guides on the implementation of ISO standards.

This event is brought to you by: BCS Software Practice Advancement specialist group

Webinar: A Manifesto for Vitruvian Quality - why process doesn't necessarily equate to progress
Date and time
Wednesday 6 January, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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