An overview of basic ideas, practices, case study experiences and measures of effectiveness.

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Specific Practical Methods for shifting the QA burden to the ‘left' (better requirements and design, defect prevention processes), and for focusing testing as an extreme agile feedback cycle, using ‘Competitive Engineering/Planguage” and methods of Musk and Bezos. An overview of basic ideas, practices, case study experiences and measures of effectiveness.

About the speakers

Tom Gilb, Hon FBCS

Tom was born in California 1940, lived in the UK 1956-58, Norway 1958 to present. Joined IBM 1958. Consulted for a very wide variety of organisations, and managed to influence some of them in interesting and well documented ways. Tom is an Honorary Fellow of BCS.

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Tom is the author of thirteen books and hundreds of papers on these and related subjects. His book ‘Competitive Engineering’ is a substantial definition of requirements ideas. His ideas on requirements are the acknowledged basis for CMMI level 4 (quantification, as initially developed at IBM from 1980). Tom has guest lectured at universities all over UK, Europe, China, India, USA, Korea – and has been a keynote speaker at dozens of technical conferences internationally.

There are very many organizations and individuals who use some or all of Gilb methods. IBM and HP were two early corporate adopters. Over the recent years, 20,000 engineers at Intel have adopted the Planguage requirements methods. Ericsson, Nokia, and A Major Multinational Finance Group use parts of their methods extensively. Many smaller companies also use the methods.

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