CS Press Introduces Meet the Authors Video Series
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 14 April, 2009 -- The IEEE Computer Society Press is launching a series of Meet the Authors videos intended to put faces with the experts behind Computer Society books.
The first in the Meet the Authors series is available on You Tube and at http://www2.computer.org/portal/web/csmediacenter. In the video, "Lean Six Sigma and IEEE Standards for Better Software Engineering," Susan K. (Kathy) Land and John W. Walz discuss how standards and fully formed processes are essential to improving efficiency and effectiveness across the computing professions.
Drawing on examples from the Department of Defense, NASA, and even "cowboy" late-night video game programming, the authors argue that standards and processes for software and systems engineering need to be clearly established before you can improve them.
"Sick of working till 2 in the morning?" Land asks. "Let's figure out how to change your life."
In addition to their most recent book on Lean Six Sigma, Practical Support for Lean Six Sigma Software Process Definition: Using IEEE Software Engineering Standards, Land and Walz have a growing collection of print and electronic publications on related topics available through the Computer Society store.
IEEE Computer Society Press Meet the Authors interviews are intended to bring the authors’ insights and professional expertise to a broader audience. More Meet the Authors interviews will be added to the YouTube collection over time.
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The Computer Society serves the information and career-development needs of today’s computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, and online courses. Its Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) program for mid-career professionals and Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) credential for recent college graduates confirm the skill and knowledge of those working in the field. The CS Digital Library (CSDL) is an excellent research tool, containing more than 250,000 articles from 1,600 conference proceedings and 26 CS periodicals going back to 1988.