Harry M. Sneed has a Master’s Degree in Information Sciences from the University of Maryland, 1969. He has been working in testing since 1977 when he took over the position of test manager for the Siemens IT’S project.
At this time he developed the first European module test bed – PrüfStand - and founded together with Dr. Ed Miller the first commercial test laboratory in Budapest.
Since then he has developed more than 20 different test tools for various environments from embedded real time systems to integrated information systems on the main frame and internet web applications.
At the beginning of his career Sneed worked himself as a test project leader. Now, at the end of his long career, he has returned to the role of a software tester for the ANECON GmbH, working as a tester in the GEOS, the WKO, the Debeka and the Freistaat Sachsen test projects.
Parallel to his project work Harry Sneed develops test tools and teaches Software Engineering at 6 universities in 3 countries – Germany, Hungary and Italy.
In addition, he has written 15 books and more than 180 technical articles on all subjects of Software Engineering. He is currently working on his 16th book on the subject of software system testing. Recently Sneed was appointed by the GI to be a GI Fellow and served as general Chair for the international software maintenance conference in Budapest.
For the IEEE, he is in the steering committee of the international and European maintenance conferences and a member of the IEEE Technical committee.