DCG-SMS to Honor the Memory of Grant Rule with the Grant Rule Memorial Lecture Series

DCG-SMS to honor the memory of Grant Rule, founding dir. of SMS Exemplar Group and leader in the field of software metrics, with a memorial lectures series. Stephen Parry to kick-off the lecture series at the UKSMA 23rd annual conference.
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Oct. 29, 2012 - PRLog -- BLACKPOOL, United Kingdom –  DCG-SMS (www.dcg-sms.com), a leading international software development consulting firm and the European branch of David Consulting Group (http://www.davidconsultinggroup.com), will be attending the UK Software Metrics Association’s (http://www.uksma.co.uk/conference.asp) 23rd conference on November 8. While there, DCG-SMS will sponsor the first Grant Rule Memorial Lecture (http://www.grantrule.org/grt-business/memorial-talk/), in recognition of Grant’s considerable expertise and the valuable impact he had on the field of business-oriented software metrics.

The Grant Rule Memorial Lecture will mark the launch of a series of “Grant Talks,” sponsored by DCG-SMS and spearheaded by Sue Rule, wife of the late Grant Rule and DCG-SMS Marketing Director. Grant was known for his entertaining presentations that challenged people to think differently about software systems. The Grant Talks series aims to keep this level of intellectual challenge alive in the software development community and beyond.

Stephen Parry (http://www.seebusinessdifferently.com/), a close friend and colleague of Grant, and leading authority and strategist on the creation of adaptive organizations, will present the first lecture in the series during the UKSMA conference.

Parry’s lecture, “Grant Rule: A Champion for Human Potential,” acknowledges Grant’s desire to inspire people and organizations to realize their human potential to create possibilities for a better life. His talk will ask the audience to consider how they can respond to Grant’s challenge and continue his mission.

“Grant was incredibly passionate and enthusiastic about the field of software development. His loss is felt not only by his friends and family, but by his colleagues in the industry, who miss his unique insights into the subtleties of software-intensive systems,” said Sue Rule. “This lecture series honors his memory and his work by continuing to challenge us all to look outside the accepted paradigm of software metrics. There is no one better to give the inaugural lecture in this series than Steve Parry, a true friend of Grant’s and a leader who understands the need to never stop exploring and discovering. ”

“I am excited to be the first lecturer in this series honoring Grant,” said Stephen Parry. “Grant had a formidable reputation in software metrics and my lecture serves to carry the torch of his great contribution to the field, conveying his desire to push boundaries and seek continuous improvement.”

UKSMA provides a space for software metrics practitioners to talk about the practical experience of running software measurement programs, estimating and managing projects, improving software development processes and benchmarking. The theme of the 2012 conference, 21st century metrics, reflects the increasingly diverse nature of software measurement and changes in the software development community.

Conference attendees include software metrics practitioners, managers who rely on measurements and estimates for decision-making, as well as students and researchers in related fields.

All of the Grant Talks will be recorded; video will be available on the DCG-SMS (http://www.smsexemplar.com/) and David Consulting Group (http://www.davidconsultinggroup.com) websites, as well as the DCG YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/DCG2011dcgacct?feature=watch).

For more information about participating in the Grant Rule Talks, please contact Sue Rule at +44 1732 863760 or s.rule@dcg-sms.com.  

About David Consulting Group
DCG is an international software development consulting firm helping companies frustrated with development costs, hampered by poor quality or struggling to estimate and achieve on-time delivery. DCG has successfully helped global organizations and their partners to make timely, effective changes to results and culture by providing them with specialized expertise in software measurement, sizing and process improvement, as well as IT performance improvement. DCG maintains a U.S. corporate office in Malvern, PA, and a European corporate office, DCG-SMS, in Blackpool, UK.
For more information, visit www.davidconsultinggroup.com.
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