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Software SIG Next Meeting
Building Proficiency in Process Improvement Skills
Presented by Tim Kelley
Tuesday February 23, 2016
6:30 PM Networking and Pizza
7:00 8:00 PM Program
There is no cost to attend at McLean, Silver Spring
For the past 15 years, MoreSteam.com has advocated the use of blended learning models for Lean Six Sigma training. We believe that proficiency in process improvement skills can be achieved only through practice, and that a combination of self-directed learning in combination with facilitated simulations and practice exercises provides an effective, scalable model for building personal capability, which is the first step toward organizational excellence.
Our belief is founded in the research on the effectiveness of learning models. We were very encouraged by the recent results of a blended learning effectiveness survey administered to our larger global clients.
Academic research conducted 10 years ago had indicated that blended learning enjoyed a 20% premium over traditional lecture-based classroom training in building procedural knowledge. We wondered whether advances in interactive eLearning and simulation-based practice over the last 10 years might have further improved the effectiveness of blended learning. So we asked the people who should know: our larger clients who have migrated from lecture-based classroom training to a blended learning model. For perspective, this group of respondents represents well over half a trillion dollars in annual revenue, and trains tens of thousands of people a year.
What they told us exceeded our expectations, with the group reporting an average improvement in learning effectiveness of 39%. This 45 minute webcast conveys the lessons learned about how these companies successfully build proficiency in process improvement skills.
Tim earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and his law degree (with honors) from Marquette University.
Tim and his wife, Sue, have been married for over 25 years and have 3 adult children. His personal interests include bicycling, downhill skiing and soccer.
February meeting flyer here.
Software Special Interest Group (SSIG)
The purpose of the Software Special Interest Group is to provide software quality professionals and software professionals interested in quality with an opportunity for growth and exchange of ideas with other software professionals, and to facilitate growth in the number and expertise of the ASQ membership.
- Arrange meetings (currently monthly) at a convenient time and place.
- Provide a diversity of speaker topics within the general heading of software quality.
- Provide knowledgeable speakers from the professional and/or academic worlds.
- Keep in touch with and respond to the professional communities desires for the meetings.
- Reach out to students, who will soon enter the software profession.
- Disseminate information about: ASQ membership, the Software Division, certification, and training opportunities.
For more information about Section 509's
Software Special Interest Group Contact Hung
Past Software SIG Presentations
A Lean Approach to Requirements Validation presented by Cary Bryczek 11/24/2015
Mobile Security: the Risk We All Carry presented by Alex Gladd 10/27/2015
Risk Management presented by Mary
Lewis 9/22/2015 -- accompanying document:
US Department of Energy, Risk Management: A
Testing Software where Cause is De-coupled from Effect presented by George Hurlburt 8/25/2015
Software Service Level Agreement and Database HA solutions presented by Michael Chapiro 7/21/2015
and Old Dog new Tricks: Agile
presented by Craeg Strong
Cyber-Security Policy and Ethics presented by Kelly Yamaguchi 5/26/2015
Be Careful What You Pay For presented by Rick Spiewak 4/28/2015
Website Performance Testing Strategies to use in Emergency Situations presented by Rudy Regner 3/24/2015
CISQ Quality Standard Overview and Integrating Security into SDLC presented by Shahid Shah 2/24/2015
If It Passes Test, It Must Be OK Common Misconceptions and The Immutable Laws of Software Development presented by Girish Seshagiri 1/27/2015
Quality Testing Challenges with Big
Data presented by Michael Chapiro
Risk Management 103: Risk Metrics Part 2 - Metrics Applications presented by Mike Helton 10/28/2014
Management 103: Risk Metrics Part 1 - Measuring
Risk and the Risk Process
presented by Mike Helton
The Discipline of Software Engineering presented by Mark Doernhoefer of MITRE 08/26/2014
Applying Process Mining to IT Big Data presented by Richard Eng of MITRE 07/22/2014
A Rules Engine Experiment: Lessons Learned on When and How to use a Rules-Based Solution presented by Cris Hutto of MITRE 06/24/2014
Using Agile Principles to Deliver Real Business Value at Scale presented by: Mark Shima and Joseph Hilger 5/27/2014
Building a Software Assurance Road-map and Using It Effectively presented by Robert Martin of MITRE 04/22/2014
Open Source Software and Government presented by David Wheeler of the Institute for Defense Analysis 02/25/2014
Get the Requirements Right...the First Time... presented by Wayne Beekman of Information Concepts 01/28/2014
Success with Enterprise Architecture presented by Phil Homan 12/17/2013
Development of a Configuration Management Standard for a Government Agency presented by Ron Perrella and Russ Roseman 10/29/2013
Leadership and Career Development presented by Joe Ludford 9/24/2013
Model-based Architecture and Engineering presented by Victor Harrison 8/27/2013
Risk Management 102 presented by Mike Helton 7/23/2013
Open Stack presented by Pat Holben 6/25/2013
Requirements Metrics for Requirements Statements presented by Chao Y. Din 5/28/2013
High Maturity Practices and Lifetime Warranty Against Software Defects presented by Girish Seshagiri 4/23/2013
The Rise of Big Data and Data Science presented by Donald Miner 3/26/2013
Risk Management presented by Al Florence 2/26/2013
Near Future of Automated Software Testing presented by Elfriede Dustin 11/29/2012
Software Security Assurance: Enabling Security Automation and Software Supply Chain Risk Management Presented by Joe Jarzombek of DHS 8/30/2012 audio file
Requirements-Management Requirements -- Requistite Doors to Success Presented by Alfred Kromholz of MITRE 7/24/2012 (No slides or audio file available)
Systems Engineering Management Process (SEMP) Presented by Jim Todd of DRC 6/26/2012 (The link is to the audio recording. No slides were used.)
Software Assurance Metrics and Tool Evaluation (SAMATE) Overview Presented by Tim Boland of NIST 5/29/2012.
Exposing Security Risks for Commercial Mobile Devices (CMDs) Presented by Jeff Voas of NIST and Angelos Stavrou of GMU 3/27/2012. audio file
Understanding How the Bad Guys Attack Your Software: CAPEC Presented by Sean Barnum of MITRE 2/21/2012. audio file
Building Watson--An Overview of the DeepQA Project Presented by David A. Ferrucci of IBM 1/24/2012 (slides are not available).
Leveraging Semantic Web Technologies for Improved Decision Making Presented by Samuel Chance 11/29/2011. rescheduled from earlier audio file
Transforming Technical Leads into Effective project Managers Presented by Rita Hadden 9/20/2011. audio file
Leveraging Semantic Web Technologies for Improved Decision Making Presented by Samuel Chance 8/23/2011. meeting canceled
Software Quality in 2011: A Survey of the State of the Art Presented by Capers Jones 7/26/2011.
Overview of the NIST Risk Management Framework as described in SP 800-37 Presented by Lance Kelson 5/24/2011. audio file 1