16 June 10:15 Jürgen Münch: Defining Strategies for Assessing Software Quality Risks and Performing Software Quality Assurance

Guest lecture

Defining Strategies for Assessing Software Quality Risks and Performing Software Quality Assurance

Dr. Jürgen Münch
Fraunhofer IESE, Division "Quality Management"
Division Manager / Hauptabteilungsleiter
Fraunhofer-Platz 1, 67663 Kaiserslautern

Time: Wed, June 16th, 2010, at 10:15
Place: Room D122, Exactum, Kumpula

Most businesses heavily depend on software and the ability to manage large and complex IT projects in a predictable way. This is relevant for both the creation of innovative business cases, products, and services (such as cloud computing, ambient systems), and the optimization of existing ones (such as mobile services). The management of complex IT projects and innovations is especially challenged by the non-determinism of the process-product relationship in the “design“ domain software development, the context-dependence of many IT-based technologies, and the missing alignment between IT and higher-level business goals. One means for improving the predictability of complex IT projects and for understanding the effects of innovations is the development of so-called hybrid models for estimation, benchmarking, and risk assessment. These models combine expert knowledge with available data in a transparent manner, providing reliable estimates and justifiable effort for developing and applying the models. The development of such models helps, for instance, to estimate defect content and quality assurance effectiveness in a specific domain. This talk introduces basic techniques for establishing management capabilities for planning or adjusting software quality assurance strategies in companies and for assessing software quality risks. Hybrid modeling techniques and concrete industry case studies will be used to illustrate the development, evaluation, and industry transfer of experience-based prediction models.

Jürgen Münch is Division Manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE) in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and Vice Chairman of the German association for software metrics and cost estimation (DASMA). Before that, Dr. Münch was an executive board member of the temporary research institute SFB 501, which focused on software product lines. He received his PhD degree (Dr. rer. nat.) in Computer Science from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. Dr. Münch’s research interests in software and systems engineering include: modelling, measurement, and evolution of software processes and resulting products, quantitative software quality assurance and control, technology evaluation through experimental means and simulation, model-based IT management, and global software development. Dr. Münch has more than 15 years of experience in software engineering and the IT project management field. He has headed various large research and industrial system engineering projects, including the definition of international quality and process standards. He has been teaching and training in both university and industry environments for more than eight years. He has been program co-chair of several renowned software engineering conferences such as the International Conference on Software Process (ICSP), the ACM/IEEE Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM), or the conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES). Dr. Münch is a co-recipient of the IFIP TC2 Manfred Paul Award for Excellence in Software Theory and Practice.


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