How can you best deliver quality software on time and to budget? Discover how some of the big software development houses do it in this ZDNet.co.uk panel discussion.
The panel members
Jonathan Bennett (chair), ZDNet.co.uk
Jonathan Bennett is a freelance writer and developer, and was formerly editor of ZDNet.co.uk's sister title Builder UK, focusing on software development issues.
Laurent Lachal, director, Ovum
Laurent Lachal is currently in charge of Ovum's open-source research practice, covering the various aspects of the open-source movement and its impact on the software market. Prior to joining Ovum, Laurent was a senior analyst at Gartner, specialising in the European software market.
Sarah Saltzman, development and testing solutions manager, Compuware
Sarah Saltzman has been in the IT industry for 20 years and has been working with Compuware since 1995. As a frequent speaker at trade shows, seminars and user groups, Sarah is Compuware's key spokesperson on all quality, risk-management, project-management and testing issues.
Stuart McGill, CTO, Micro Focus
Stuart McGill was appointed chief technology officer at Micro Focus in February 2006 and is responsible for shaping future product innovations and bringing world-class software solutions to market. McGill has also created, developed and sold businesses in the software-development and marketing-services sectors. He holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters degree in Engineering, Economics and Management from Birmingham University.