Software Process Dynamics – Assessing and Optimizing Software Development Strategies (March 21, 2018)

Wednesday March 21, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

(This event is free and open to all, including non-members.)

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Location: Filippi’s Restaurant in Kearny Mesa at 5353 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123.

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Title: Software Process Dynamics – Assessing and Optimizing Software Development Strategies


This presentation will overview software process dynamics modeling for assessing and optimizing software development strategies. It explains how simulation of interrelated technical and social factors can provide a means for understanding and improving processes. It will introduce software process modeling with system dynamics, model structures and system behaviors, the modeling process, and present case studies.

System dynamics is a rich and integrative simulation framework used to quantify the complex interactions and the strategy tradeoffs between cost, schedule, quality and risk. Many questions abound when building software:

  • What to build?
  • Who will build it?
  • Where/how to build?
  • When and in what order?
  • How do you adapt to change? and
  • How much is enough?
Speaker: Ray Madachy

Dr. Ray Madachy has been an Associate Professor since 2008 at the Naval Postgraduate School. Ray received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 1994. His background is in modeling and simulation of processes for architecting and engineering of complex systems; cost analysis and value-base engineering of software intensive systems; quantitative methods for systems risk management; systems and software measurement; process improvement; and quality; integrating systems engineering and software engineering disciplines and empirical-based research with process simulation.

Presentation and Dinner:
The first 1/2 hour is for dinner and networking. The optional buffet dinner starts at 5:30. The presentation begins at approximately 6 pm. The cost of the buffet is $10 for members, $15 for non-members, and includes pizza, salad, pastas, and soft drinks.

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