San Diego, CA Chapter


Meeting Location: All monthly meetings will be located at the New Horizons 7450 Miramar Road, Building B, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92126. Phone (858) 880-2200.

Dinner fees: Members: $5 Non-Members: $10
Time:        6:00 – 8:00 PM

6:00 – 6:45 Dinner and member networking
7:00 – 7:45 Presentation
7:45 – 8:00 Questions and Answers


September Presenter: Chris Holl
Date: Tuesday, September 23
Topic: Evaluating Requirements Quality
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About our presenter

Chris Holl is an executive quality and process improvement leader with experience ranging from small startups to Fortune 100 companies. He has thorough knowledge of FDA, ISO, CMMI and other standards. His passion is helping companies measurably improve their Total Cost of Quality, reducing rework, and bringing products and services to market faster. As Intuit’s Director of Software Best Practices, he started the corporate Software Engineering Process Group, and led Corporate metrics. He has given many conference presentations and teaches courses in requirements, engineering metrics, inspection ,root cause and other aspects of process improvement. He is an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer and preparing to take the Certified Manager of Quality and Certified Quality Auditor exams.

Problems with requirements are common to every organization. It has been estimated that 50% of project rework ties back to some aspect of requirement issues. Since problems in requirements are introduced so early in in the lifecycles, they are the most impactful and costly defects a project can experience. We spend so much time and money writing and running test on the final code, yet few companies spend any effort to evaluate the quality of their requirements. What is a requirement? How can you tell when there are requirement problems? What metrics are helpful in understanding and improving requirements problems? Chris will share requirements practices prove to make a significant and efficiency.



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