The Work of

Valentine (Val) Casey







This is the home page of Doctor Valentine (Val) Casey who is a Lecturer at the University of Limerick in Ireland. His previous roles include Senior Researcher at Dundalk Institute of Technology, Senior Lecturer and Global Software Development (GSD) Research Area Leader at Bournemouth University in the UK.  Val has a PhD in Computer Science, a MSc. in Software Engineering from the University of Limerick and a BSc. in Economics & Management from the University of London. Prior to undertaking his academic career he spent over 20 years in professional positions in the software industry. 



Val's research is focused on a number of key areas of Software Engineering which include: Medical Device Software Development and Regulation, Software Project Management, Software Process Assessment and Improvement, Software Testing, Software Quality, Global Software Development, Virtual Team Operation, Agile and Lean Methods, Verification & Validation, Web Design and Development and Software Engineering Training / Education.



He has undertaken numerous studies in these areas where he has explored many different aspects of these important topics. Based on the result which he has achieved he has published extensively. His publications to date include his book "Software Testing and Global Industry: Future Paradigms" (see more details opposite). Six book chapters in peer reviewed edited books, numerous journal articles, international conference and workshop papers (see the link at the bottom of the page for up to date details of his publications). The strength and success of his research has been identified as its relevance which is industry based with a strong professional and academic focus.



Val continues to carry out research in these areas and to actively collaborate with industrial and academic colleagues and partners in many different parts of the world. He is always keen to expand and develop his work further. If you would like to contact him directly he would be delighted to hear from you. His email address is Doctor@valcasey(dot)eu. Remember to replace the (dot) with a "." for the correct format of the email address.



A list of Val's International Publications

List of Val's International Tutorials, Presentations & Guest Lectures


List of Val's Relevant Research Activities











Software Testing 
And Global Industry: Future Paradigms     


Here is a summary of the content of the book



Today software development has truly become a globally sourced commodity. This trend has been facilitated by the availability of highly skilled software professionals in low cost locations in Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Far East. Organisations endeavouring to leverage the opportunities this provides and to avail of the benefits of establishing operations close to emerging markets have embraced this strategy in large numbers.



Software testing plays a key role in delivering high quality products and is a labour intensive, complex and expensive activity. In the context of Global Software Development (GSD) to date testing has been perceived as a well defined task that is relatively straightforward and lends itself to being outsourced or offshored. This volume considers this specific topic and demonstrates that testing in a GSD environment is not a simple activity. It is prone to be negatively impacted by all the factors associated with distributed software development. This work also provides practical solutions which can be utilised to address these important issues.



While the primary focus of this work is software testing it is also the culmination of 10 years research by the author in the area of GSD. During this period he has considered all aspects of the software development life cycle. This experience and knowledge has been incorporated into this volume. It is therefore relevant to note this work is of value to the wider software community not just to those interested in testing. It specifically considers the establishment of virtual teams and their efficient and effective operation. Therefore this book has relevance to all those interested in implementing or improving a GSD strategy. Its particular strengths are that while it is a scholarly work it is industry based and practical.


This book can be purchased from:


Cambridge Scholars Publishing


This book can also be found in the:


The Library of Congress 

The British Library

The National Library of Australia