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 The Conversation - Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
With all the hype around the future of work, you could be forgiven for thinking the biggest issue in the future of employment is the impending takeover of your job by a robot or an algorithm.Talk about the workplace of the future has become fixated on technological displacement almost to the point of hysteria. There is little doubt that technological development will change the way we work, as it has in the past.But for most Australians the reality will be much less dramatic. The biggest changes in the working lives of Australians over the past 20 years have arguably not been technological – few of us are sending our avatars to meetings or writing code.
By Harley Dennett - Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
Waiting weeks or months for research to be compiled, days for a decision to be made and then chasing a signature to proceed: this is situation normal for most bureaucrats, but one government organisation says this is too slow – humans are too slow – for the challenges ahead.
This week Air Force is pitching a new innovation plan and asking industry to help it create a combined human-machine workforce of augmented intelligence: the creativity and flexibility of humans, and the tempo and accuracy of machines.
By University of Luxembourg - Monday, April 1st, 2019
Researchers at the University of Luxembourg are part of an international team that has proposed the first blockchain system to guarantee proper performance even when more than 51% of the system’s computing power is controlled by an attacker.The system, RepuCoin, introduces the concept of “reputation” to blockchain, effectively making it thousands of times more expensive to attack than Bitcoin. It was developed at the University’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, and has the potential to be applied in a number of global sectors including fintech, energy, food supply chains, health care and future 5G telecommunications networks.Tags: Blockchain, IT Security, Security
By David Donaldson and Stephen Easton - Monday, April 1st, 2019
The Australian Public Service Review has published four new “priorities” for change ahead of its main findings later this year. Common pay and moving to a professional stream model are some of their ideas.The report, released Tuesday morning, includes a broad range of interesting suggestions for reform under four priority headings.Those priorities are: a stronger “culture, governance and leadership model”, more operational flexibility, continued investment in talent and capability, and stronger internal and external partnerships.Tags: APS, Australian Public Service, Government