Robin F. Goldsmith has been President of Go Pro Management, Inc. consultancy since 1982. He works directly with and trains business and systems professionals in requirements analysis, quality and testing, software acquisition, project management and leadership, metrics, REAL ROI™, and process improvement.
Previously he was a developer, systems programmer/DBA/QA, and project leader with the City of Cleveland, leading financial institutions, and a “Big 4” consulting firm.
Author of the Proactive Testing™, REAL ROI™, and Beyond the Textbook™ Software Acquisition methodologies, numerous articles, the Artech House book Discovering REAL Business Requirements for Software Project Success, the forthcoming book Cut Creep--Put Business Back in Business Analysis to Discover REAL Business Requirements for Agile, ATDD, and Other Project Success, and a frequent featured speaker at leading professional conferences, he was formerly International Vice President of the Association for Systems Management and Executive Editor of the Journal of Systems Management. He was Founding Chairman of the New England Center for Organizational Effectiveness. He is a Director of the Software Quality Group of New England, belongs to the Boston SPIN, and served on the Software Engineering Institute’s SEPG’95 Planning and Program Committees.
Mr. Goldsmith held virtually all ASQ Boston Section leadership positions, and Chaired record attendance BOSCON 2000 and 2001 Annual Quality Conferences. He was a member of the ASQ Software Division Methods Committee and the IEEE Software Test Documentation Std. 829-2008 revision Committee. He is a member of Working Group revising the IEEE Std. 730 on Software Quality Assurance. He is a member of the International Institute of Software Testing and International Institute (IIST) for Software Process (IISP) Body of Knowledge Advisory Boards. He is a subject expert on requirements and testing for TechTarget SearchSoftwareQuality.com and a subject expert and reviewer for the IIBA Body of Knowledge (BABOK).
He holds the following degrees: Kenyon College, A.B. with Honors in Psychology; Pennsylvania State University, M.S. in Psychology; Suffolk University, J.D.; Boston University, LL.M. in Tax Law. Mr. Goldsmith is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and licensed to practice law in Massachusetts.