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(C-SPIN) Meeting


We're meeting on Wednesday this March, on
Wednesday, March 5, 2003, from 6:00 to 8:30 pm


William Rainey Harper College

The Theatre Center of the Business and Social Science Center

(Formally known as Auditorium, Building J)

Algonquin and Roselle Roads, Palatine, Illinois


Park in Lot 9 or 10.  If you enter from Algonquin Road, turn right at first stop sign and follow the road around the curve.  Parking lots 9 and 10 will be on your left.  If you enter from Euclid Road, turn left after turning into Harper; follow the road around two curves.  Parking lots 9 and 10 will be on your right.


Testing is about Specification, not Verification

Robert C. Martin   /   Object Mentor, Inc.


Agile methods have taught us a lot about automated testing, both at the unit level and at the system level.  Agile methods have also taught us that well written automatic tests are better at specifying requirements than prose documents are.  This talk demonstrates how a good automated test can also be a good requirements document, and then discusses what this means to the role of Q/A for software development projects.


Robert C. Martin has been a software professional since 1970. He is CEO, President, and founder of Object Mentor, Inc., a firm of highly experienced software professionals that offers process improvement consulting, object-oriented software design consulting, training and development services to major corporations around the world. He is also the author, co-author or editor of numerous books, including "Pattern Languages of Program Design 3", "Designing Object Oriented C++ Applications Using the Booch Method", "Extreme Programming in Practice", "More C++ Gems", and most recently "Principles, Patterns and Practices of Agile Software Development". He was editor-in-chief of the C++ Report from 1996 to 1999.



- 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Networking, Refreshments (complimentary sandwich buffet while supplies last), & Registration (no cost)

- 7:00 - 7:10 p.m. Overview of C-SPIN and Introductions

- 7:10 - 8:10 p.m. Presentation

- 8:10 - 8:30 p.m. Question and Answer Session


C-SPIN is made possible through the efforts of its Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is composed of: Alan Cohen, Bob Pauwels, Donna Miller, Fred Ballard, George Gatsis, Kathy Brown, Larry Dribin, Laura Bowers, Lance Welter, Nicole Bianco, Bob Ferguson, Ross Fraser, Scott Stribrny, Steve Coffman, Susan Bidwill, and Susan Davidowski.


If you are interested in participating on the Steering Committee, contact Bob Pauwels at pauwels@attbi.com


C-SPIN is a leadership forum for the free and open exchange of software process improvement experiences and practical ideas. We promote achieving higher levels of process maturity, software quality and mutual respect. Companies, academic institutions, government organizations and individuals are invited.


There is no need to register before the meeting, but please check in at the registration table.


For more information regarding this meeting or C-SPIN, contact Bob Pauwels at pauwels@attbi.com


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