The Westfall Team's Mission is to promote the advancement of software excellence by helping our clients achieve effective and efficient software engineering, software quality, information technology, risk management and project management practices.

Our Vision of Client Success:
The Westfall Team partners with our clients to identify and provide practical solutions that improve the client’s capabilities to develop and maintain high quality software-intensive products. We provide our clients with training solutions tailored to ensure effective transfer of practical tools and techniques that can be immediately incorporated to improve on-the-job performance. We facilitate the incorporation of industry recognized practices into our client’s systems and processes in order to increase their capabilities and allow them to better handle the complexities driven by software size, functionality, quality and time-to-market constraints. We help our clients establish, develop and maintain common sense systems and processes that:

  •     Match the way they actually do business
  •     Maximize quality and business value
  •     Minimize cycle time and rework
  •     Increase management insight and visibility
  •     Enhance organizational and individual learning
  •     Reduce bureaucratic overhead
  •     Manage and protect intellectual capital

What's New:

  • Linda Westfall is teaching open enrollment offerings of the following course (click here for more information or to register for one or more of these course):
    • Agile Software Development: A Survey of Methods  January 29-30, 2018 in Richland, WA 

    • Software Peer Reviews and Inspections January 31-February 1, 2018 in Richland, WA 

    • Software Functional Testing and Test Management February 5-7, 2018 in Richland, WA

  • ​​Free Webinar Recording - Conducting Software Configuration Management Audits presented by Linda Westfall on January 8, 2018 

Click here to view free recording and associated slides

Software configuration management audits provide assurance by validating that the software products are implemented in accordance with their requirements and that the software configuration management processes were followed and their objectives were achieved. Three types of Software Configuration Management (SCM) audits are typically performed:

  • Functional Configuration Audit (FCA), which is an evaluation of the completed software products to determine their conformance, in terms of completeness, performance and functional characteristics, to their requirements specification(s).
  • Physical Configuration Audit (PCA), which is an evaluation of each configuration item to determine its conformance to the technical documentation that defines it.
  • In-Process SCM Audits, which are ongoing evaluations conducted throughout the life cycle to provide management with information about compliance to SCM policies, plans, processes and systems, and about the conformance of software product to their requirements and workmanship standards.

This webinar discusses the purpose of each of these three types of SCM audits. It also provides example audit checklist items that could be used during audit evaluations and suggested evidence gathering techniques for each of the items in those checklists.

After viewing this recording you can send an email to lwestfall@westfallteam.com requesting a certificate as proof for ASQ Recertification Unit (0.15) or PMI PUs (1.5).

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