CISQ Webinar: The Future of Software Sizing with Automated Function Points

By Alexandra Szynkarski On February 5, 2013 At 9:32 pm

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Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) have recently announced the availability of an OMG Specification for Automated Function Points (AFP). Functions points (or source lines of code) have been used as a basis for quantifying and understanding the size of Technical Debt in several recent studies. This new OMG specification is the first, new, consistent, automatable code size metric since the ‘lines of code’ measure and therefore will have an impact on managing software development and maintenance, whether conducted in-house or outsourced.

CISQ will be holding a webinar, with David Herron as the speaker: leader of the international team that developed the specifications and co-author of Function Points Analysis, on the uses of software sizing, the case for functional measures, and the need for automation. Dr. Bill Curtis, Director of CISQ, will moderate the discussion as David presents the new specification for Automated Function Points.

As Dr. Richard Soley, Chairman and CEO of OMG, said “This seemingly innocuous new standard is in fact a watershed moment for software quality, software security, software integration, and even project estimation.”1

EVENT DETAILS
Date: February 14, 2013
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EST (7:30 AM PST)

Free registration through this link here.

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