Seapine and IEEE Computer Society Present Webinar: Predictive Metrics Drive Successful Product Releases

LOS ALAMITOS, Calf., 9 May 2013 – Benchmark studies show that 40 percent of the average product development team's effort is wasted on unproductive rework. Seapine Software, a leading provider of process-centric product development solutions, is partnering with Software Quality Associates (SQA) and IEEE Computer Society for a 16 May webinar to teach teams how to reduce rework and improve productivity by adding predictive metrics to their measurement portfolio.

Use the Windshield, Not the Mirror: Predictive Metrics That Drive Successful Product Releases features guest speaker Sharon Niemi, practice director for lifecycle optimization at SQA, and Jeff Amfahr, director of product management at Seapine. The webinar begins at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET.

Niemi will cover why reactive metrics alone aren't enough to ensure consistent product releases, as well as the predictor questions teams should be asking to spot trouble in advance. She'll also share how to provide line of sight from predictive metrics to business outcomes.

"Of all defects uncovered in production, nearly 70 percent are related to requirements," Amfahr said. "These defects can include unreported changes, updated testing needs that weren't communicated to QA and so on. Sharon demonstrates how to overcome these kinds of issues by asking the right questions and looking at the right metrics."

As part of her presentation, Niemi will share a case study about one company that overcame frequent product delays and quality issues by adding predictive metrics to its measurement portfolio.

Amfahr will conclude the webinar with a brief demonstration of how Seapine's  TestTrack solution can support a predictive measurement system by making data capture easier and providing built-in metrics visibility across the product development process.

To register for the free webinar, visit http://www.computer.org/portal/web/webinars/Seapine-Software

SQA helps companies design, build, and maintain high-performing quality software. Strategically driven, SQA uses a combination of proven methodologies, tools and best practices to deliver innovative and effective solutions to meet the unique demands of clients from start-ups to world-class organizations. As thought leaders, SQA routinely develops and delivers industry insights, including whitepapers, webinars, round-table discussions and benchmark studies.

With over 8,500 customers worldwide, Seapine Software, Inc. is the leading provider of quality-centric product development solutions. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, with offices in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Africa, Seapine's development tools help organizations of all sizes streamline communication, improve traceability, achieve compliance, and deliver quality products.

About the IEEE Computer Society

 IEEE Computer Society is the world's leading computing membership organization and the trusted information and career-development source for a global workforce of technology leaders including: professors, researchers, software engineers, IT professionals, employers, and students. The unmatched source for technology information, inspiration, and collaboration, the IEEE Computer Society is the source that computing professionals trust to provide high-quality, state-of-the-art information on an on-demand basis. The Computer Society provides a wide range of forums for top minds to come together, including technical conferencespublications, and a comprehensive digital library, unique training webinarsprofessional training, and a Corporate Affiliate Program to help organizations increase their staff's technical knowledge and expertise. To find out more about the community for technology leaders, visit http://www.computer.org.       

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