A Primer to Effective Techniques for Balancing Software Quality and Time-to-Market.

In today's web-centric economy, the development cycle for many types of software products has shrunk from years to months. Increasing demand for these products, coupled with stiff competition for experienced software engineers, has put many companies in the difficult position of making tradeoffs between product quality and time-to-market. With effective use of Software Verification & Validation techniques, companies can achieve both: improved Quality (lowering long term costs and, hence increasing profits) and the desired time-to-market.

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This course, a shortened version of Course #SOO-616, "Software Verification and Validation", is a primer for managers and software professionals who balance the critical issues of quality and time-to-market on a daily basis. It introduces the notions of verification and validation as effective tools for product development that meets the requirements.

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Text: Software Verification and Validation: A Practitioner's Guide, by Steven R. Rakitin, 1997.

About the Instructor

Steven R. Rakitin has 25 years experience as a software engineer and software quality manager in a broad range of industries including nuclear power, defense, computers, automated test equipment, telecommunications, medical instrumentation, and electronic design automation. His extensive experience includes ISO-9000, TickIT, SEI CMM, and other software quality and process improvement initiatives. Mr. Rakitin was one of the authors of the IEEE Standard for Software Quality Assurance Plans (IEEE-STD-730); he has also written several papers on the subject of software quality as well as the course textbook titled: Software Verification & Validation: A Practitioner's Guide. He teaches a course in Software V&V at Northeastern University and occasionally consults for companies seeking to improve software quality and on-time delivery. Mr. Rakitin received his BSEE from Northeastern University and MSCS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has also earned professional certifications from the American Society for Quality (ASQ) as a Software Quality Engineer (CSQE) and Quality Auditor (CQA). He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and the ASQ.


Course: SOO-696 Duration: 1 Day FEE: $899 CEUs: 0.72

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Last modified November 11, 2011.