Dave Gelperin

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Dr. David Gelperin chaired the working groups developing the IEEE 829-1989 software testing documentation standard.[1] With Jerry E. Durant he went on to develop the High Impact Inspection Technology that builds upon traditional inspections but utilizes a test driven additive.[citation needed]

Gelperin received his PhD in Computer Science from Ohio State University. Together with his partner William C. Hetzel, he co-founded the Software Quality Engineering consultancy firm in 1986. The firm played a leading role in organizing the International Conference on Software Testing[2] and the Software Testing Analysis & Review conference.[3] Gelperin and Hetzel had developed the STEP methodology for implementing the original IEEE-829 Standard for Test Documentation.[4] Their firm was instrumental in gaining recognition for testing as a separate discipline within the software industry.[3]

He is CTO & President of ClearSpecs Enterprises in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[5]


  1. ^ Dr. David Gelperin, Chief Technology Officer, ClearSpecs Enterprises
  2. ^ Yourdon, Edward (1992). Decline & Fall of the American Programmer. Yourdon Press. p. 333. ISBN 9780132036702. 
  3. ^ a b Meerts, Joris. "The History of Software Testing". Testing References. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Rick D. Craig; Stefan P. Jaskiel (2002). Systematic Software Testing. Artech House. p. 4. ISBN 978-1-58053-792-6. 
  5. ^ ClearSpecs website