April 2018 Newsletter

Call for papers for IT Confidence 2018

The 2018 IT Confidence and ISBSG workshop will be hosted by Gold member Mexican Association of Software Metrics (AMMS) in Mexico City on September 12.  AMMS is a more recent Gold member of ISBSG and we are delighted that they have offered to host the IT Confidence 2018.  Mexico City also has a lot to offer if you extend your stay.

The Call for Presentations and the IT Confidence 2018 website with all information regarding the event is available at IT Confidence Website

The Mexican Nation Congress of Measurement and Software Estimation will be holding its 1-day conference on September 11.  It will be a great opportunity to combine the 2 conferences.

The ISBSG Workshop and AGM will be on the following 2 days September 13 and 14.

Submission of abstracts closes May 21, 2018

Email paper submissions to admin@isbsg.org.

IFPUG ISMA (International Software Measurement & Analysis) conferences (2018/19)

Submitted by Luigi Buglione, IFPUG Director of Conference and Education Services

ISMA is the IFPUG conference, organized twice a year around the world, willing to attract measurement-passionate people, discussing how measurement can help a project for being more successful.

This year the two 2018 editions will take place in the two countries with more IFPUG certified people over the world: Italy and Brazil

ISMA15 will take place in Rome (Italy) on May 9-11, hosted by GUFPI-ISMA, while ISMA16 will take place in Sao Paulo (Brazil) on October 18, both valid for 1 IFPUG CEA (CEP) and 7 PMI’s PDUs

Last but not least, we’re working on ISMA17 (March 2019) that will be held again in India, this time in Bangalore

First is ISMA15: the program is available here: www.ifpug.org/isma15

Three days (May 9-11, 2018) including four workshops, two certification exams and the conference day

Registration can be found at https://connect.eventtia.com/en/dmz/isma15/website

New NESMA 2.3 FPA Standard

NESMA has revised the standard for function point analysis. As of February 1 it has been accepted as international standard ISO/IEC 24570:2018 by ISO and will be launched officially on April 19 during the presentation of the new standard at the NESMA Spring meeting in Soest.

For benchmarking purposes, ISBSG regards the Nesma and IFPUG as different sizing methods with almost identical counting guidelines. When measuring the same software, both methods will roughly measure the same number of function points. Therefore we recommend selecting both methods in the repository when selecting a dataset of projects measured in function points. At the moment, there are 624 projects in the repository measured in Nesma FP and 5885 projects measured in IFPUG. Together, the dataset is 6509 projects, releases and (series of) sprints.

For more details on the new NESMA FPA Standard go to https://nesma.org/2018/03/new-fpa-standard/