Welcome to QESP
QESP is a specialist group of practitioners wishing to share their experiences and learn from others in the area of Software Quality, Software Process and Software Metrics. Amongst our members we have some of the best known experts in this field. It is a national organisation and may have international members.Learn more about QESP
By Ted Smillie - Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
“The positive brain is 31% more productive than the brain in a negative, neutral or stressed state.” This quote is from a September 6, 2016 article in The Conversation, How happiness improves business results by Professor Petrina Coventry, University of Adelaide. The article notes that “Surveys from the American management consulting company Gallup continue to […]Tags: 15 Percent Time, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, Comparison theory, electronic health records (EHRs), Google Docs, Happiness at work, Innovation fatigue, Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Medicare privatization debate, Positive brain, Productivity Commission, UK GDS
By Jason M Lodge, Senior Lecturer, Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education & ARC-SRI Science of Learning Research Centre, University of Melbourne Gregor Kennedy, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Educational Innovation), University of Melbourne - Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
Confusion is a common aspect of our lives but it can be useful and perhaps even necessary, particularly when we are trying to learn something.
Confusion is typically experienced when we are confronted with new information. It is particularly likely to happen when the information we encounter is complex, counter-intuitive or unlike anything we’ve experienced before.
When this happens it can be difficult to reconcile the new incoming information with what we already know.Tags: Critical Thinking, Psychology, Thinking
By Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
Experts are presenting a new programming language, called Milk, that lets application developers manage memory more efficiently in programs that deal with scattered data points in large data sets.Tags: Big Data
By Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft - Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
On a technological behemoth like a ship, in many cases the crew, or ‘human element” get little attention when planning the design and operations – a mistake, as statistics show: most accidents at sea can be traced back to human error, not technical error. The CyClaDes project brought the industry together and showed how more consideration can be given to the human operators and their contexts in the shipbuilding and operational process.