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BCS Quality: Project Start Up Workshop (2 days)

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Target audience: People who are concerned with improving all quality aspects of products and services, while reducing the costs of testing and older forms of QC. Typical job titles are Test managers, QA and QC people. The approach is upstream and 'design quality in', so people interested in designing qualities into products will enjoy this too.

The Problem: testing costs too much, but is in fact ineffective. There are many proven methods for ensuring much better qualities, much sooner. But testers cannot be held responsible for deploying them. This is a CIO, CTO, QA-manager responsibility.

Our ´lean´ methods operate upstream, up front, pro-active, and with rapid learning.

Our Solution: We present a powerful selection of methods that can help you help to improve your software qualities dramatically, at low cost. All are freely adoptable. All can be tailored to your development environment immediately. All of them give measurable improvements.

  • Many real stakeholders have to be considered in QA. Not just the ‘user’ and ‘customer’ or the ‘tester’.
  • You can expect dozens of simple, but deep, and true, nuggets of real practical wisdom - from long experience and first hand practice.
  • You will not get re-iteration of conventional wisdom. You will get deep principles and methods that really work.
  • You will get the benefit of our decades of real experience internationally at IBM, HP, Boeing, Citigroup, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Siemens, Ericsson, Nokia, Philips, Rolls Royce, Intel, and other top corporations.
  • This course is fact-based, on real life cases, of the lecturer, and others.

Detailed Subject Matter

  • Stakeholder Quality: Stakeholder quality analysis and specification.
  • Quality Quantification: All quality requirements need to be quantified, to reflect all critical quality dimensions.
  • Quality By Design: Design Quality In! Don’t try to test it in. How to find and evaluate designs that give us needed quality levels. How to estimate impact of designs and architectures on requirement levels, as the basis for ‘assuring’ that we have later reached planned quality levels. Smart architecture for quality.
  • Quality Decision Tables: a practical tool for managing multiple qualities, multiple costs, and multiple architecture and strategy options - quantitatively and objectively.
  • Agile QC: Establish ‘agile quality control’, a quantified simple review process. This includes measuring the quality of requirements, designs, code, test plans. It will give people strong motivation to follow best standards practices.
  • Quantified Quality Process Gates: Quantified Process Entry and Exit Control, to drive learning, and practice, of your standards.
  • Quality By Feedback: Evolutionary Product Quality Development: one step above conventional ‘agile’ in dealing with quality. The Unity (111111) method for decomposing architecture into high quality increments.
  • Quantify Maintainability Requirements: Engineer a variety of maintainability qualities (Portability, Maintainability, Adaptability)


About the Teacher: Tom Gilb


Tom Gilb and Kai Gilb have, together with many professional friends and clients, personally developed the IT methods they teach. The methods have been developed over five decades of practice all over the world in both small companies and projects, as well as in the largest companies and projects. Their website www.Gilb.com/ offers blogs, videos, books, papers, slides, and cases about IT and other subjects.

There are many organisations, and individuals, who use some or all of their methods. IBM and HP were two early corporate-wide adopters (1980, 1988). Recently (2001- 2016) over 20,000 engineers at Intel have voluntarily adopted the Planguage requirements, specification methods; in addition to practicing to a lesser extent Evo, Spec QC and other Gilb methods. Reported Intel results are 200-300% productivity improvement (Terzakis)

Many other multinationals are in various phases of adopting and practicing the Gilb methods. Many smaller companies also use the methods. They have advised top management at UK Companies on Business Agile.

Tom is the author of ten published books, and hundreds of papers on IT and related subjects. His 2005 book ‘Competitive Engineering’ (CE) is a detailed handbook The CE book defines an Agile Planning Language, called 'Planguage' for Quality Value Delivery Management.

His new (digital only) book ‘Value Planning’ 2016 is available digitally (leanpub.com/ValuePlanning, and gilb.com (discount for participants).

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.

He did a TEDx talk in Trondheim in 2013. and is an Honorary Fellow of the BCS.



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