WIT Press


Empowerment Of Software Professionals For Quality

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM940451

Volume

8

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

725 kb

Author(s)

A. Jones

Abstract

Empowerment of software professionals for quality A. Jones School of Computing and Mathematics, University ABSTRACT Empowerment is essential for proactive, quality-inspired individuals who can implement QMS directives in a capable and cost-effective manner. This paper will present a particular philosophy, curriculum and teaching style that together inculcate and elucidate this human factor of self-realising empowerment. The course, an advanced MSc in Software Engineering has evolved under various funding arrangements of the Department of Employment and had to meet quite severe performance targets on an annual basis. With a curriculum aim that includes specialised bottom-up technical processes as well as general top-down quality management systems, this set a challenging task for the course designers. The standard MSc curriculum steps of taught units and an individual project have been enhanced and expanded with notions of learning contracts, quality plans for sho

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