IEEE-CS Meeting of the Month


“If it passes test, it must be OK” Common Misconceptions and The Immutable Laws of Software Development

Presented by Girish Seshagiri

Tuesday January 27, 2015

Time: 6:30 PM – Networking and Pizza; 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Program

There is no cost to attend at McLean, Silver Spring

“If it passes test, it must be OK.” and other common misconceptions about managing software, inhibit changes to the way software projects are planned, audited and assured for cost, schedule, and quality performance.  This presentation describes the immutable laws of software development as articulated by SEI Fellow Watts Humphrey and based on the presenter’s considerable professional experience in managing software technical teams. The presenter describes the impact of each of the immutable laws on an organization’s ability to deliver very high quality software solutions on predictable cost and schedule and provides data from his company’s projects to illustrate many of the laws.

Girish Seshagiri, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Ishpi Information Technologies, Inc. is a globally recognized thought leader in software assurance, software quality management, software process improvement and modern methods of managing knowledge work.  As a visionary and an innovator, Girish is the architect of several disruptive technology innovations and strategic initiatives, including; High Velocity Development℠ (a hybrid agile development process), firm fixed price performance based software development contracting, and software quality guaranteed by a lifetime warranty against defects.  He is the author of the visionary white paper “Emerging Cyber Threats Call for a Change in the ‘Deliver Now, Fix Later’ Culture of Software Development,” and is a highly respected speaker, coach, and instructor.

Girish, an early adopter of the Dual Vocational Training Model for skills formation and a staunch advocate of regional workforce development, is currently providing the founding organizational leadership to the definition and implementation of the Central Illinois Regional Center of Excellence for Secure Software (CICESS).

Girish has an MBA (Marketing), from Michigan State University.

Location Data: MITRE McLean; FDA Silver Spring; MITRE Bedford MA; MITRE Eatontown, NJ; MITRE Aberdeen, MD

Primary: MITRE-2 room 1N100, 7525 Colshire Drive, McLean, VA 22102 & FDA, Bldg 66, room G512, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
Alternative: MITRE McLean; FDA Silver Spring; MITRE Bedford MA; MITRE Eatontown; MITRE Aberdeen, MD



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