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Topic: February 2012
Date: Tuesday - February 21, 2012
Topic: A Guide to the Forthcoming Revision of the IEEE 730 Software Quality Assurance Standard
Speaker: David I. Heimann

Abstract

A Guide to the Forthcoming Revision of the IEEE 730 Software Quality Assurance Standard

The IEEE is in the process of updating and adding significant content to its IEEE-730-2002 standard on Software Quality Assurance (SQA). The new version will coordinate with the four process areas and sixteen SQA tasks in the IEEE-12207-2008 standard "Systems and Software Engineering: Software Life Cycle Processes", providing detailed elaborations for these areas and tasks.

We will provide a brief overview of these areas and tasks, discuss the difference between SQA and testing, and cover the annexes in IEEE 730 that provide industry-specific information as well as the relationships with software process approaches such as CMMI, Agile, SPICE, CSQE, PMBOK, and VSEs.

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About the Speaker

David I. Heimann

David I. Heimann received a B.S. in Mathematics from City College of New York, an M.S. in Mathematics from Purdue University, and a Ph.D. is in Computer Science from Purdue. He holds certifications as a Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE), Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB), and Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE). He has held positions in government, industry, and academia, performing work and activities in software analysis and metrics, software process improvement, database management systems, reliability modeling, simulation, and probabilistic modeling.

His experience includes serving as Metrics Lead for a key update of a company's flagship voicemail product, guiding metrics collection and interpretation for an automation and instrumentation company using Agile development, and automating the collection of software complexity data for use of developers and testers for a major computer company's operating system. He is currently on the Technical Working Group developing the upcoming new version of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Standard 730 for Software Quality Assurance.

He has published numerous articles, including software analysis and complexity, software reliability, case studies on metrics implementation, and using metrics in an Agile development environment. In 2006 he received an award for best paper at the 2nd International Symposium on Management, Engineering and Informatics (MEI 2006), in Orlando, Florida.

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