Quality Specialist Group Project Startup Workshop (2 day course)

May 1 - 2, 2018 · London, United Kingdom

If you are booking as a BCS Member please enter the promotional code of BCSMember please also ensure you provide your membership number when registering on the day 


If you book, and are unable to attend, please cancel your booking via the BCS site and also contact "Soheir Ghallab" , who is our committee member looking after Tom’s courses. There is normally a waiting list for Tom’s courses, 

Duration: 1 day 

Cost to attend:
BCS Members: Free of charge
Non-Members: £40.00  (including vat @ 20% )

This is a joint BCS Quality Specialist Group and YPG event.

 Please bring, if possible, a laptop or tablet etc so you can access fully the presentation.

 Please note no lunch will be provided 



Start your own Projects. Quantify Qualities and the Qualities of your Strategies. Especially welcome Business Startups and Medical Projects.

Intended for:  Anybody who wants to get some ideas for a fresh  new way to start a project.  

Especially welcome: Anybody working in or for the health sector, planning any type of medical IT system, or product or service. anybody planning their own business startup.  

Please bring, if possible, a laptop or tablet etc so you can do on line workshop learning. And also to access considerable digital documentation.

Overview: Quantifying Critical Quality Goals and Strategic Qualities 

This is a practical workshop. We will work in small teams (2-3) and exercise step by step in methods for quantifying the project/product critical quality objectives. We will learn by doing, learn a process for quantifying the various quality dimensions for all strategies/designs/architectures.


  • Day 1: How to quantify the many critical quality aspects of any system  

                        or product.

  • Day 2: How to quantify and estimate  the multiple critical qualities (and

costs) expected from potential deployment of any suggested strategy/design/architecture 


Day 1 

  1. 1.    Pick a project; your own current one if you like. Or join a team.
  2. 2.    Stakeholder analysis: their needs and values
  3. 3.    Converting value into quantified quality requirements. Scale, Goal.
  4. 4.    Other advanced specifications: Constraints, Background

Day 2 

  1. 1.    Brainstorming solutions (strategies/designs/architecture)
  2. 2.    Decomposing large strategies into smaller deliverables
  3. 3.    Estimating the expected effects of a strategy on any quality requirement
  4. 4.    Systematic methods for dealing with uncertainty of strategy effects
  5. 5.    How to prioritise the most cost effective strategies
  6. 6.    The Impact Estimation Table: summarizing the big picture: all requirements and all strategies.

We expect to be able to use the new tool app.needsandmeans.com

The Result of Course Participation 

  1. 1.    Participants could have learned powerful practical tools for planning their  projects, with respect to qualities and costs.
  2. 2.    Participants should have a basis for further studies, and free access to  considerable literature to follow up with.


The course will have sharp focus on learning by doing, on learning a practical planning language for system qualities (aka values, benefits) and costs.

This will not give space for doing complete planning (all qualities for one system); but the participant should be able to complete things after the course.

It will also not have all the time would like to have to present the full scope of the methods, or even the complete rationale of the methods that we do exercise with. But, the participant will be equipped with considerable literature (books and many papers and slides) to enable them to study more afterwards. 



About Speaker: Tom Gilb Hon FBCS

 Tom Gilb joined IBM in 1958. He has been an international consultant and teacher for 55 years. Written 10 published books. Competitive Engineering (2005), and Value Planning (2016). Tom has developed advanced methods for developing systems of any kind, with emphasis on IT systems and High Quality systems.


He is Honorary Fellow of BCS. See www.Gilb.com


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