2013 Meetings

Next Meeting

Tuesday 9th April 2013

Precision and Profit - SPECIFY4IT

AICS member John Warren of Precision Design Technology Ltd presented his new approach to software specification, where you can have both precision and profit to your advantage. Too many projects fail or are less successful than they might be; these failures are expensive and disruptive to the client. His approach is to reason about the specification, showing that it is consistent and correct before building begins. If the specification is precise, we can automate the reasoning processes. While precise specification may take a little longer, its benefit is automation of the remainder of the project lifecycle. John presented the case for precision and automated reasoning, including a demonstration, and showed that this supports an estimated order of magnitude profit increase, systems with provably correct properties, much faster delivery and enhanced system quality.

A full summary of the presentation and associated documents are in the members' area of this website.

After the presentation there was a finger buffet and discussions continued for a further two hours.

18.45 for 19.00

National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, London SW1

Nearest Underground - Embankment / Nearest Overground - Charing Cross

Previous meetings in 2013


There were no meetings held in 2012

Previous meetings in 2011

Web Accessibility | AGM 2011

Previous meetings in 2010

Email Hell to Email Heaven | AGM 2010

Previous meetings in 2009

Virtualisation | Search Engine Optimisation | Web Technologies | AGM 2009

Previous meetings in 2008

AGM 2008

Previous meetings in 2007

Favourite Websites | Seven Steps to Successful Small Business Marketing | AGM 2007

Previous meetings in 2006

AGM | Java Server Faces | Marketing for Success | Use the Phone to Grow your Business | AGM

Previous meetings in 2005

Not only Microsoft, but also... | The Easiest Way To Double Your Profits | Networks - how they work

Previous meetings in 2004

Getting to the Decision Makers | Designing your Website | IT and eCommerce Law | Data Protection and related issues | AGM

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