Meeting: March 10, 2009

The St. Louis Product Management Group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6pm at SAVVIS.

Meeting are open to everyone — there is no charge to attend, RSVPs are not required.

The March 2009 meeting was held on March 10, 2009:

  • Topic: The Importance of the Requirements Phase — What is the definition of Quality? The most expensive faults are introduced during the Requirements Phase, while the highest density of faults is introduced during the Requirements/Design Phase. The presentation will provide examples from the software industry, as well as other industries, and will introduce methodologies to mitigate these concerns.  The tools are applicable to most industries. Producing the right deliverables during “the first pass” is a major cost saving for all organizations, with a “bonus” of increased job-satisfaction for employees. Download the PPT of meeting slides (1.3 MB)
  • About the presenter: Shuly Cooper has a Ph.D. in Biophysics and specialized in Quality Engineering, Process Management, Quality Systems and Project/Program Management, with over 20 years of experience in the software industry and the nutraceutical industry. As a staff member, leader, manager, director and a consultant, Shuly has worked with startups as well as mature companies.  In all companies, she has simplified processes, demonstrated cost reduction, improved productivity, enhanced customer satisfaction, and increased product quality, as measured by the relevant metrics.

Here’s the details:

  • 5:30pm: Arrivals, informal networking
  • 6:00pm: Meeting begins
  • 7:30pm-ish: Meeting adjourns
  • Location: SAVVIS; 1 SAVVIS Parkway, Chesterfield, MO, 63017. (Google map of SAVVIS)
  • Directions from the West:
    • Take 64/40 East to Woods Mill / Highway 141 (Exit 22)
    • At the end of the exit ramp, go straight (parallel to 64/40)
    • Move to the right, following signs for South Outer Forty
    • The SAVVIS building will be on your right; turn right after you pass it and park in the main parking lot on the South side of the building
    • Follow signs in through the main entrance
  • Directions from the East:
    • Take 64/40 West to Woods Mill / Highway 141 (Exit 22)
    • Move to the right and follow signs for South Outer Forty
    • You will make a U-turn under the highway, and then move to the right, following signs for South Outer Forty
    • The SAVVIS building will be on your right; turn right after you pass it and park in the main parking lot on the South side of the building
    • Follow signs in through the main entrance
  • Thanks to SAVVIS for providing the facilities for this meeting!
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