Register for Free Webinar on Improving Product Quality

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 1 July, 2010 – The IEEE Computer Society and MKS will sponsor a free webinar on improving product quality on Wednesday, 21 July.

“Improving Product Quality Through Process Quality,” scheduled for 11 a.m. EDT/8 a.m. PDT/15:00 GMT, will feature Erich Meier, CTO of Method Park, a Novi, Michigan-based software tools provider; and Christoph Braeuchle, customer requirements manager at MKS, an application lifecycle management solutions provider headquartered in Waterloo, Canada.

For product-driven companies with embedded software, such as those in the automotive and mobile device industries, quality improvement is critical, but must be cost-effective. Process quality ensures more productive development and results in predictable delivery, lower costs, and accelerated change and fix cycles. It is widely accepted that product quality is significantly driven through process quality.

To register for the webinar, visit

Since 2004, Meier has led Method Park’s research and development department and managed development of the Web-based process management portal Stages. He holds a doctorate in computer science from the University of Nuremberg-Erlangen, specializing in scalable distributed systems.

Braeuchle leads MKS Solutions, the company’s automotive vertical and was responsible for launching the MKS Integrity application lifecycle management platform, designed for engineering teams with several thousand users. He also developed requirements, change, and configuration management solutions, as well as automated build and deployment processes.Before that, he led several large-scale projects for MKS in Esslingen, Germany.

During the webinar, Braeuchle and Meier will discuss the strategies that most significantly affect both process and product quality, including:
• Continuous process management and improvement
• Managing process items and engineering assets in one platform
• Compliance metrics and reports for process frameworks and standards like
SPICE, CMMI, or ISO 26262.

Steve Bollweg, the IEEE Computer Society’s senior manager of sales and channel, will serve as moderator. Before joining the IEEE Computer Society, Bollweg spent two decades at Intel as a field applications engineer, business development manager, and director of territory sales. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineeringfrom Cal Poly Pomona and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

About the Computer Society

With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 38 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology. The Society serves the information and career-development needs of today’s computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, certifications, and online courses. For more information, visit

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