Mary Poppendieck, international expert in agile software, will be part of QA&TEST 2009, with a keynote on 22 October. Mary Poppendieck has a long experience in software development, and she is a specialist in managing software projects.
"It is difficult to imagine day-to-day life without embedded software. No cell phones. No airplanes. No pacemakers. No refineries. No energy distribution. No pacemakers. No cruise control. No antilock brakes. And of course, no hybrid cars. 48% of the cost of a hybrid car is spent on electronic control units.
The demand for engineers capable of designing, developing, and testing intelligent hardware systems will vastly outstrip the supply over the next decade. And yet, the there will be huge pressure to deliver smart devices with more complex software much faster than before. At the same time, this complex software will be increasingly used in places where a failure can have life-threatening consequences.
It is imperative that hardware, software, and testing engineers work together to establish techniques for creating rapid, robust systems design that can be trusted to have good behavior. This talk will focus on a few of the techniques developed to build robust complex, non-automated systems and extrapolate how those same techniques can be used to develop robust systems with embedded intelligence."
Mary Poppendieck is an exceptional speaker, who continues to bring fresh perspectives to the world of software development.
Find more information about the programme and the speakers at www.qatest.org
SQS, S.A. Marketing Department