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Software Economics

Date of Event: 
Thursday, October 4, 2001 - 6:00pm

Abstract:

Walker's discussion of software economics includes:

  • best practice that effect productivity and quality
  • how those best practices are correllated with real project metrics
  • Rational's experience with the COCCOMO II analytical model for software project economics
"Better Software = Better Business"

You'll gain insight into the drivers of software and business success as you learn the enduring principles of modern software economics. You will see how successful companies are employing these principles to create a culture of software development excellence. You also will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with peers facing the same challenges.  By attending this forum, you will learn how improving software economics leads to a practical, predictable roadmap for business success.

About the Speaker:

Walker Royce is a Vice President at Rational Software Corporation where he serves as the General Manager of the Worldwide Services Organization. For the last 5 years, he has managed large software engineering environment projects, consulted with a broad spectrum of Rational's worldwide customer base, and developed a software management approach that exploits an iterative life cycle, industry best practices, and architecture first priorities. He is author of Software Project Management, A Unified Framework, published by Addison Wesley in 1998 and a principle contributor to the management philosophy inherent in Rational's Unified Process.  Before joining Rational Software Corporation, Mr. Royce spent 16 years in software project development, software technology development and software management rolls at TRW Electronics & Defense.  Mr Royce received his BA in Physics from the University of California, his MIS in Computer Science Information and Control Engineering from the University of Michigan.