About Earl Beede

Earl Beede, CSDP is a Senior Fellow at Construx Software, where he designs and leads seminars and provides consulting services on early project-lifecycle practices, estimation, requirements, quality assurance, contract management, and software methodologies.

With more than 20 years experience as a quality assurance representative, systems analyst, process architect, and manager, Earl has designed and written software development processes for companies across a wide variety of industries. Prior to joining Construx, he held quality assurance and systems analyst positions at organizations that include the Department of Defense, Boeing Computer Services and Verizon Wireless.

Earl has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Washington. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and a past coordinator of the Seattle Area SPIN (Software Process Improvement Network).

 

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Recent Posts

  • Estimation Types
    When I get asked for an estimate, my first response is not a cost, a date, or a functionality number. It is not...
  • User Stories Ain't Requirements
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  • Required or Not
    I really enjoy teaching my company's requirement seminars. I enjoy it because, frankly, there really is no industry...
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    "We want our employees to be more innovative." Where have you heard that one before? Why are more and more...
  • Add Work to Shorten Your Schedule
    I love this one; blows the mind of many a project manager: if you add select items to your work plan, you...