Process

Conference Presentations

Effort Tracking Made Easy

Tracking effort is often a difficult cultural change to implement. Projects working toward Capability Maturity Model (CMM) Level two behaviors struggle with effort tracking for many reasons, including tool restrictions, resistance, and complicated processes. Lynn Cole shares insight and techniques that she has both successfully implemented and seen implemented by others. Discover the simple steps that you can take to start capturing and using effort data about a project.

Lynn Cole, Spherion Technology Architects
Managing Concurrent Software Releases in Development and Test

There is an ever-growing need to provide complex software products to customers on a short development schedule. Additionally, the customers need to be able to count on release dates for planning purposes. Instead of investing in an entirely new tool set that solves the configuration management issues associated with supporting concurrent development and support, existing tools can be used. This paper focuses on how to adapt and in some cases enhance an existing set of well-known tools to enable Lucent to excel in the market place. To this end, this project chose to implement the Fixed Interval Feature Delivery (FIFD) model of software development.

David Shinberg, Lucent Technologies
A Disciplined Approach to High Velocity Software Development

When faced with the challenge of shortening delivery cycles, the old economy manufacturing companies utilized disciplined quality techniques to reduce scrap and rework and improve productivity. Software developers in the new economy face a similar challenge to accelerate development to meet critical time-to-market business goals brought about by the Internet. Unfortunately, many are abandoning disciplined methods in lieu of a risky "hack and test" approach with potential disastrous consequences for customers and developers. Learn of one company's transformation from ad hoc development to a disciplined and quantitatively managed enterprise. Discover why such a transformation is absolutely essential for high velocity software development.

Girish Seshagiri, Advanced Information Services, Inc.
The Impact of Team/Personal Software Processes

Several years ago, the Naval Oceanographic Office initiated its process improvement effort with Team Software Process (TSP) and Personal Software Process (PSP) as its foundation. Learn about the areas in which TSP/PSP made a significant impact on implementing change relating to the organization's CMM maturity level. Discover how the structure provided by TSP/PSP facilitated the implementation of a Quality Assurance program, and explore the major impact TSP/PSP had on the organization's ability to establish a baseline of historical project data.

Edward Battle, Naval Oceanographic Office
A New Approach for Estimating in e-Business Development

In order to control the costs and schedules of new eBusiness development projects, a revolution in estimation and the software lifecycle must take place. Learn how the Fixed-Time/Fixed-Price estimation model of delivering software provides you with more business benefit as it reduces the new development environment to duplicable, repeatable processes and more accurate costs and time projections. Discover how this new model can increase the delivery of projects on time-and on budget-by a factor of sixty to seventy percent!

David Duncan, Cambridge Technology Partners

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