May 2018 Newsletter

Call for presentations 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.

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

Available a new edition of IFPUG MetricViews: “Sizing up Agile”

Agile is the main topic of this new edition of IFPUG MetricViews, available to download in PDF format. This edition ‘Sizing up Agile’ includes articles on the use of functional sizing and other metrics in an agile development environment.

In this edition, you will read about how teams are measuring and estimating agile projects. Authors Ian Brown and Joe Schofield share with us some unique and innovative approaches for using functional measurements on agile projects. And you don’t want to miss the article by Antonio Ferre Albero on how agile and functional size combine to provide greater strategic value.

Other articles covering important function point topics include insights on how to improve your counting performance by Sheila Dennis, a discussion on the relevance of function points by David Herron, using function points with todays new technologies by Steve Woodward, and Carol Dekkers looks at how to be more open to Function Points and measurements.

A special feature in this edition of IFPUG MetricViews is a congratulatory article on IFPUGs first two Honorary Fellows, David Garmus and Jim McCauley.

It is possible to download this MetricViews edition, or the previous ones from the IFPUG site.

Followup IT Confidence with IWSM-Mensura 2018

IWSM-Mensura 2018 is the Joint conference of the 28th International Workshop on Software Measurement (IWSM) and the 13th International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement (Mensura).  This year the conference will focus on the COSMIC Measurement Method.

Invitations open for research papers and tutorials due May 20th, 2018
Notification of acceptance/rejection: June 20th, 2018
Final version: September 1,2018.

For more details visit IWSM Mensura website