ACCS Personal Software Engineering Discussion Group

20th of August 

Room 78.622 (General Purpose South) at 2pm

Afternoon tea will be served at 1:45.

Title: PSP

Speaker: Paul Stockwell

Abstract:

The Personal Software Process (PSP) is an attempt by Carnegie Mellon University at improving an INDIVIDUAL's software quality. I'll be talking about the aspects of the PSP that are useful, and those that seem tedious and time consuming.

I'll then discuss some of the potential benefits of using a personal process in the context of a team environment, and managing downward and more importantly upward in a larger project.

Format

Each session starts with a short talk (~25 min.) by a developer, which describes current or past work, and gives a personal critique of the usefulness of the software engineering process employed.

An open discussion will follow the talk, during which the attendees will be able to ask questions, make suggestions, or debate the merits of various tools and techniques.

Proceeding each talk, coffee and tea (as well as biscuits) will be available to improve attention, and encourage attendance.

Goals

The central goal of the discussion group is to facilitate sharing of software engineering expertise between developers and provide exposure to new methodologies and techniques. Our aim is to increase the level of software engineering expertise among complex systems modelers.

Talk topics may vary widely: the use of a design notation; the effectiveness of a particular tool; a description of current or past programming work; or a personal critique of the usefulness of a software engineering technique used.

We Need You

We are calling for people interested in presenting to the group to come along to the meeting on Monday or send us a short abstract and likely availability.

We also need interested participants to come along and share in the discussion.

If you have any questions or comments please contact:

Daniel Bradley <daniel@itee.uq.edu.au>

or

Leighton Brough <brough@itee.uq.edu.au>

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