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 - Sunday, March 26th, 2017
“I fear the Greeks, even those bearing gifts” Virgil ‘s Aeneid Two millennia later, it is the Geeks we have to fear. Particularly those using psychological targeting to influence the results of elections. Psychological targeting refers to the practice of tailoring marketing content to the psychological characteristics of individuals or small groups of people. Let’s […]
By Paul Shetler - Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
There is no magical one-step solution for digital transformation, but it does require decisive, sustained action. Paul Shetler explores how established organisations fall into traps along the way, and where attention needs to focus to achieve lasting change.Tags: Change Management, digital transformation
By Ken Baldwin, Director, Energy Change Institute, Australian National University - Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
The Trump administration has just confirmed the appointment of Scott Pruitt, a known climate change denier, as head of the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Elsewhere, in 2014 the government in Sweden misrepresented research on the state of the wolf population to justify hunting them.
And in the United Kingdom in 2006, a parliamentary committee found that the government “twisted” science for political purposes. More recently, Nobel Laureate and Royal Society president Paul Nurse lamented politicians ignoring scientific evidence.Tags: Alternative facts, Anti-science, Climate change denial, Science funding, Science policy
By Tim Dean, Editor, The Conversation - Friday, March 17th, 2017
If I told you that science was a truth-seeking endeavour that uses a single robust method to prove scientific facts about the world, steadily and inexorably driving towards objective truth, would you believe me?
Many would. But you shouldn’t.