January Webinar

Software Sizing As A Essential Measure: Past, Present and Future
Speaker: Dan Galorath, CEO of Galorath Inc
Mr. Galorath has been involved with engineering, estimating and analysis for 40 years. He will discuss: the use of size for new and updated programs today, the uses of sizing for evaluating open source and other software.

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March Webinar

Successful Software Delivery as a Profession
Speaker: Christine Green, from International Function Point Users Group and IPbyGreen

Christine Green discusses the principles of successful software delivery.  This includes: accurate planning and estimation, managing and monitoring scope and progress, use of the correct resources ad methodology, being AGILE and Innovative.

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May Webinar

Benchmarking – Not the Goal but a Tool.
Speaker: Pekka Forselius, Senior Advisor to FiSMA

ISBSG was one of the driving forces behind the international standard for IT project performance benchmarking. The goal was to simplify benchmarking and increase the objectivity and transparency of benchmarking services.  Find out how benchmarking can be simplified to improve project performance.

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July Webinar

How to increase your software development performance and predictability using industry data
Speaker: Harold van Heeringen, ISBSG Data Collection Manager

The latest release of the ISBSG Development & Enhancements (D&E) repository contains over 10000 data points and is continuously growing. For many organizations, the data is an invaluable asset in various important IT processes.

These include: project estimation, team performance measurement, vendor contracting and benchmarking of (agile) software development teams.

Harold van Heeringen shows what is in the latest release of the D&E repository and how you can use the data to improve the IT processes of your organization.

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September Webinar

Benchmarking Software Development Based on Function Point Analysis In Japan
Speaker: Sawako Oiwa, Economic Research Laboratories, Tokyo, Japan

Economic Research Association(ERA) provides benchmark based on Function Point since 2010.

In September 2020,ERA published new report “Analysis of Software Projects Data Repository 2020”.

The report contains various analysis for planning and managing a software project. Sawako introduces a summary of the report.

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February Webinar

Benchmarking Agile Teams.
Speaker Harold van Heeringen, NESMA Board 
This webinar shows how the use of standardized methods for functional size measurement result in objective KPIs. These KPIs compare teams in an objective way and benchmark their productivity against the independent data sources of ISBSG.

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April Webinar

Harry Potter and the 7 Secrets of the IFPUG Function
Speaker: Julián Gómez, Brand Manager LedaMC

Discover the 7 key points of function point methodology. These include: product focus, use by the international community, improved communication between Business and IT, use of indicators to contextualize software developments, standardization of methods to enable comparisons and finally, certification.

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June Webinar

The ‘Planning Game’: how to better estimate your project moving from the right productivity levels
Speaker: Luigi Buglione, President GUFPI-ISMA

Luigi shows how ISBSG repositories can help you to derive a reference productivity range for your project and observe how ‘effort’ is managed throughout its lifecycle. The ‘Planning game’ technique and its (business) objective suggest a balanced distribution of project effort adding the requirement types (‘ABC schema’). Finally understand how to ‘play’ the ‘Planning Game’ in an iterative way, obtaining a balanced effort and cost in order to achieve better business results

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August Webinar

How to improve the management of your agile developments through a product approach
Speaker: Alfonso González, Account Manager at LedaMC

As Ronald Reagan told to Mikhail Gorbachev during the conversations prior to perestroika: “trust but verify”.

Agile practices are based on trust, flexibility, higher user presence, iterative releases, communication, continuous integration, etc, however verification is not against trust neither any of these features.

Verify is to ensure, through reliable and objective data, that the result is as expected. To do this, and speaking about agility, it is inevitable to rely on teams. In this webinar we will focus on the importance of a high team performance to reach our objectives, and how we can measure and drive it through a product approach.

Because in a good melody there can be no discordant notes.

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December Webinar

The “123 schema”: why Nominal Productivity & PDR differ depending on project type

Speaker: Luigi Buglione, President of Gufpi-Isma 

A typical oversimplification, in contracts, is to consider the same Productivity & Productivity Delivery Rate level for all types of projects. Looking into the new ISBSG D&E 2021 repository (10600+ projects), we’ll show the differences when dealing with development (DEV) and enhancement (ENH) projects. Also, how to use it in a Service Management project including the DEV, OPS and ENH portions.

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