Pearson Authors Bijay Jayaswal and Dr. Peter Patton Win Prestigious Crosby Medal From the American Society for Quality : Award is for Design for Trustworthy Software: Tools, Techniques, and Methodology of Developing Robust Software

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Bijay Jayaswal and Dr. Peter Patton have been awarded the American Society for Quality's (ASQ) 2007 Crosby Medal for their book, Design for Trustworthy Software: Tools, Techniques, and Methodology of Developing Robust Software, in recognition of its enhancement and use of quality principles and tools as applied to the information technology field.

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authoring a distinguished book contributing significantly to the extension of the philosophy and application of the principles, methods, or techniques of quality management.

Jayaswal and Patton's work presents an integrated technology, Design for Trustworthy Software (DFTS), to address software quality issues upstream, in order to prevent bugs in implementation rather than finding and eliminating them after the fact.

The Crosby Medal was established by the ASQ in honor of the late Philip B. Crosby, noted quality management leader, and is awarded for "authoring a distinguished book contributing significantly to the extension of the philosophy and application of the principles, methods, or techniques of quality management."

The authors received the award at the American Society for Quality's World Congress in Houston, Texas, last month. The event was attended by a host of invited dignitaries from industry, academia and government. For more information, visit http://www.asq.org/about-asq/awards/2007-2008-recipients/index.html

The ASQ has also made Jayaswal and Patton's acceptance speeches available:

http://www.asq.org/about-asq/awards/2007-2008-recipients/ jayaswal.html

http://www.asq.org/about-asq/awards/2007-2008-recipients/ patton.html

A sample chapter of the award-winning book - "Software Development Methodology Today" - is available here: http://www.informit.com/content/images/0131872508/samplechapter/ 0131872508_ch01.pdf.

About the Authors

Bijay Jayaswal is the CEO of Agilenty Consulting Group, LLC. He has held senior executive positions and has consulted in quality and strategy for the last 25 years. His consulting interests include value engineering, process improvement and product development. He has taught engineering and management at the University of Mauritius and California State University, Chico and has directed MBA and Advanced Management programs. He has helped introduce corporate-wide initiatives in re-engineering, Six Sigma, and Design for Six Sigma. He holds an engineering degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, and a master's degree in electrical engineering and an MBA degree from Aston University, Birmingham, England. He can be reached at: bijay.jayaswal@agilenty.com.

Dr. Peter Patton is Chairman of Agilenty Consulting Group. He has also taught computer science at the University of St. Thomas, University of Minnesota, University of Paris, and University of Stuttgart and has held the position of Chief Information Officer at the University of Pennsylvania. He was Chief Technology Officer at Lawson Software from 1996 to 2002. He has engineering and mathematics degrees from Harvard, Kansas, and Stuttgart. His email contact is: peter.patton@agilenty.com.

About the ASQ

The American Society for Quality, http://www.asq.org, has been the world's leading authority on quality for more than 60 years. With more than 93,000 individual and organizational members, the professional association advances learning, quality improvement and knowledge exchange to improve business results, and to create better workplaces and communities worldwide. As champion of the quality movement, ASQ offers technologies, concepts, tools and training to quality professionals, quality practitioners and everyday consumers, encouraging all to Make Good Great®. ASQ has been the sole administrator of the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award since 1991. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., ASQ is a founding partner of the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), a prominent quarterly economic indicator, and also produces the Quarterly Quality Report.

About Pearson Education

The global leader in educational and professional publishing, Pearson Education is home to such respected brands as Addison-Wesley Professional, Cisco Press, Exam Cram, IBM Press, Prentice Hall Professional, Que, and Sams Publishing, which have as their online publishing arm, InformIT (http://www.informit.com) -The Trusted Technology Learning Source. In addition, Berkeley-based Peachpit (http://www.peachpit.com), the publishing partner for Adobe Press, Apple Certified, and others, publishes best-selling books for creative design professionals. Pearson is also co-founder, with O'Reilly Media Inc., of Safari Books Online (http://safari.informit.com), the premier on-demand digital library providing thousands of expert reference materials through a single point of contact, including expert technology, creative and design, business and management resources in video and text formats. Pearson Education is part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the international media company. Pearson's other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.

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