October 2020

What is happening in software measurement around the world?

In brief

  • IFPUG coffee chats and SNAP ISO Standard questionnaire
  • GUFPI-ISMA EventoMetrico December 4
  • NESMA Software Cost Estimation conference November 25
  • IWSM Mensura + CNMES 2020 October 29-30



SNAP is a candidate to be an ISO Standard. We ask you to complete a 2-3 minutes questionnaire and provide us with information about your SNAP experience to help identify the need for this new standard. Please find more and the questionnaire link here https://www.ifpug.org/snap-candidate-to-be-an-iso-standard-questionnaire-about-your-experience/

The IFPUG Coffee talks continues.

  • At the September Coffee Talk, Pierre Almén, ISBSG President, discussed the benefits passed onto IFPUG members from IFPUG’s Gold Partnership with ISBSG.
  • Carol Dekkers presented the topic, “Navigating the Minefield – Estimating before requirements are complete”, at the October Coffee talk.
  • Joe Schofield, Agile Enterprise Transformation Coach and Educator, will present the topic “Trends in Agility – Implications for Function Measurement” on November 19.

For more information, go to www.ifpug.org



News from GUFPI-ISMA

  • GUFPI-ISMA www.gufpi-isma.org is organizing the 2nd virtual #EventoMetrico 2020 on December 4. Click here https://gufpiisma.wildapricot.org/event-4026902 to book your seat. The final program will be online soon. As usual, the meeting will be valid for 1 PMI’s PDU and (awaiting validation) 1 IFPUG CEC (Certification Extension Program). Free for members, but open also to non-members paying a participation fee.
  • In the next few weeks, members will vote for the new 2021-24 Board of Directors, effective from January 1, 2021.
  • Metric Webinars are still going on: click here to see the next few https://www.gufpi-isma.org/eventi/eventi-in-programma/.
  • The “IFPUG FPA Body of Knowledge” document has been published, summarizing a list of documents produced/validated by IFPUG organized by counting topics, available for members in our Private Area.

For more information about GUFPI-ISMA, go to https://www.gufpi-isma.org/ . 



Online conference: Software Cost Estimation and the need for sizing

Software Cost Estimation plays an important role and is an important discipline in IT. During this online conference organized by Nesma, international speakers will present their vision on Software Cost Estimation and the role that sizing plays in this. The conference is free of cost and takes place via Zoom on November 25 from 2pm CET till 6pm CET. Interested? Click here for more about the conference or register directly via this link.

For more information about NESMA, go to https://www.nesma.org 


Mexican Association of Software Metrics (AMMS)

AMMS together with COSMIC are hosting IWSM Mensura + CNMES 2020 as a virtual conference this year, 29th-30th October.  Admission is FREE. 

Please register for the event at https://event2020.cnmes.mx/

See flyer below for more details.

For more information about AMMS, go to https://amms.org.mx/