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You are invited to attend the online

2022 IT Confidence Conference

on 23rd September

at 14:00 – 17:30 CEST (Central European Summer Time)

listen to experts from the software metrics industry share the latest news on

project benchmarking, estimation, planning & agile

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Earn 3 PDUs when you attend the ISBSG conference

Attend the ISBSG IT Confidence Conference and earn 3 PDUs (Professional Development Units). PDUs enable you to earn or maintain your certification with the PMI (Project Management Institute).

Free Registration

As part of ISBSG’s ongoing commitment to serving the IT community, registration for the conference is FREE. You will be sent a Zoom link to attend. See registration form below.

Attend two international conferences on one day

This year, ISBSG and GUFPI-ISMA will present their conferences on the same day – 23rd September 2022:

  • GUFPI-ISMA’s 2nd Evento Metrico conference (9:00 – 13:00 CEST)
  • ISBSG’s 2022 IT Confidence Conference (14:00 to 17:30 CEST)

Attend the free ISBSG conference and receive a 10% discount off the attendance fee for GUFPI-ISMA’s 2nd Evento Metrico.  Send an email to staff@isbsg.org to receive your discount code code.  Then use this to register for the GUFPI-ISMA conference.

Conference Program

The ISBSG conference commences at 14:00 CEST.  View the corresponding time zone in your region of the world on the Time and Date website.

Time: 14:00 – 14:05 CEST

  IT Conference 2022: An Introduction

Speakers: Paula Holmberg (ISBSG) & Pierre Almen (IFPUG)

Official conference welcome.

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Time: 14:05 – 14:35 CEST

Using Data to Make Fact Based Decisions

Speaker: Harold Van Heeringen (International Data Corporation & NESMA)

Learn how ISBSG data is used in practice to make better decisions regarding Application Development related issues. I’ll present real-life examples, how to: Win a multimillion-dollar government bid based on a price per FP; Identify high/low-performing agile teams as a starting point to improve; Use output-based KPI’s in application development contracts to create a win-win situation for vendor and customer; Assess the real performance of your supplier based on international standards and industry data; Estimate large software development projects more accurately and monitor progress over time.

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Time: 14:35 – 15:05 CEST

alt=  isbsgLow Code/No Code – A new development paradigm. How does it work and which productivity/PDR levels should be assumed?

Speakers: Marco Perrotti & Luigi Buglione (DXC Technology & GUFPI-ISMA)

“Low Code/No Code” is a new development paradigm. It shortens re-development times (and costs) when an organization decides to move software system/application from old, legacy architecture to a newer, more maintainable one. No matter the platform used, this presentation will introduce the core concepts for this paradigm with concrete examples from real projects and sizing  with a fsu (functional sizing unit). It will determine the related productivity/PDR levels to enable accurate estimates with the lowest MRE possible.

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Time: 15:05 – 15:35 CEST


Testing process assessment and functional quality benchmarking

Speaker: Jesus Alonso (MC Leda)

One of the biggest problems in the development of a software product is the quality assurance of the delivered product. This depends directly on the testing process that we have implemented in our company. In most cases, the decisions regarding testing are based on subjective perceptions or on relative data that do not allow an effective diagnosis. This makes it impossible to improve the testing process. In this presentation we will see how to improve our testing process and how market data can help us to do it.

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Time: 15:55 – 16:25 CEST

  25 Years of ISBSG

Speakers: Paula Holmberg (ISBSG) & Pierre Almen (IFPUG)

So much has changed in the IT industry over 25 years.  Software measurement has waned in some countries only to re-emerge strongly in other countries. Paula and Pierre will look at what has changed, the people and organizations that have contributed to ISBSG over the years and the current role of software measurement.

Time: 16:25 – 16:55 CEST

  conferenceMeasuring VALUE ADDED in agile development and continuous delivery

Speaker: Pekka Forselius (4SumPartners & FiSMA)

In the agile world, you choose to develop the functionality that provides the most value for the customer, post-development. But what is the value of functionality the customer gets, and  how to measure it? If we do not know it – then there can be no prioritization. As a customer, you pay to have a product developed – maybe EUR 100,000 a month over probably a longer period. You want to know what you are getting and when. To assess whether your investment makes sense, you want to know what value the delivery has for you. Otherwise, you cannot  judge whether it is a good business for you. But how is the value calculated. There are several things that come into play. The effect of using the  product (what can it bring in, for example, in connection with effectivization when using the product),  what is the quality and what is the extent of the solution.

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Time: 16:55 – 17:25 CEST

Lessons Learned from the ISBSG Maintenance & Support Dataset

Speaker: Arlene MinkieWicz (Unison)

It is generally believed that the effort associated with software maintenance activities represents somewhere between 65 and 85 percent of an application’s total ownership cost.  Despite this fact, if one were to peruse recent research, it would quickly become obvious that there are very few studies focused on this topic.  Not to say there have been none: in recent years, the US Department of Defense has put considerable effort into studying this for their software systems, but beyond that very little seems to have be available.  This study focuses on the International Benchmark Standards Group’s Maintenance and Support (ISBSG M&S – Release 7 2020) dataset.   The focus of the study is to identify maintenance trends and likely effort drivers aligned to the various activities considered to be part of the overall maintenance activity. Results will be stratified to apply to specific industries, application types and programming languages as appropriate.

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Time: 17:25 – 17:30 CEST

  IT Conference 2022: Closing Comments

Speaker: Paula Holmberg (ISBSG) 

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