Pierre Bourque, Ph.D.
Professeur agrégé / Associate Professor
Directeur / Director
Maîtrise en génie logiciel / Master's in Software Engineering
Département de génie logiciel et des TI
École de technologie supérieure
1100, rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montréal (Québec), Canada H3C 1K3
Téléphone: (1) 514-396-8623
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Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge
DVP Term Expires December 2013
The SWEBOK Guide and its Applications
This talk will provide an overview of the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK) including an overview of the project background, project development process, contents of the Guide, application of the Guide in organizations and next steps . Variations of this talk have been given by all members of the SWEBOK Guide editorial team locally and all over the world including by myself in French in Tunisia in 2004 ( http://www.gelog.etsmtl.ca/publications/pdf-presentations/980.pdf )
The Maturation of Software Engineering as a Discipline and Recognized Profession
In spite of the millions of software professionals worldwide and the ubiquitous presence of software in our society, software engineering has only recently begun to reach the status of a legitimate engineering discipline and a recognized profession. This is due notably to the concerted effort of the international software engineering community over the past 10 years. The speaker has participated very actively in some of these efforts.
In this talk, the speaker will seek to answer some fundamental questions such as what is discipline, what are the components of a recognized profession, how does software engineering stand in regard to the components of a recognized profession, is software engineering truly an engineering discipline, how does software engineering relate to computer science, to computer engineering, to project management, and is licensing necessary to be recognized profession. The talk will then provide an overview of the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK) and show its role in regard to the maturation of software engineering as a discipline and a recognized profession
The material from this talk will come from my PhD thesis published in 2005 which is available at http://www.gelog.etsmtl.ca/publications/pdf/984.pdf
Estimating Effort and Cost in Software Projects - ISBSG A Multi-Organizational Project Data Repository for Project Estimation And Benchmarking
The construction of an estimation model, whatever estimation method is used, usually requires a set of completed projects from which an estimation model is derived and which is used thereafter as the basis for the estimation of future projects. Until fairly recently, for those organizations without their own historical data sets for building estimation models themselves, and who could not afford the long lead time to do so, few alternatives were widely available. The International Software Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG) is dedicated to the development and management of a multi-organizational repository of software project data. This talk presents the resources available from ISBSG and how to leverage them in your own context for benchmarking and estimation purposes.
This talk would be an update of the talk I gave in Belfast in 2003 which can be found at http://www.gelog.etsmtl.ca/publications/pdf-presentations/979.pdf.
The SWEBOK Guide as a Curriculum Analysis Tool
This talk will give an overview of the emerging international consensus on the "core body of knowledge" of software engineering, discuss the impact of the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK) on software engineering education, explain how you can use the SWEBOK Guide as a undergraduate and graduate curriculum analysis tool and then briefly present the on-going work to produce the 2009 Version of the SWEBOK Guide.
This talk would be an update of the talk I gave in Paris in November 2005 which is available at