October 28-30 marked the 7th annual ISMA conference. ISMA brings together leading industry experts, practitioners, and technology vendors to discuss the latest happenings in the field of software metrics.
The International Function Point Users’ Group (IFPUG) hosted the event, successfully delivering useful and informative workshops and presentations on how to count and use function points, as well as general measurement topics (e.g. Measuring in the Cloud).
While the conference was small, it was worth attending for the quality presentations, which were all very innovative, relevant and entertaining. Attendees came from all over the world – Spain, Brazil, India, France, Korea, Japan, Netherlands, Canada, UK and the U.S. – to hear the latest ideas on measurement from the IFPUG community and leadership.
I also had the pleasure of presenting David Consulting Group’s “Innovation Works!” award. The award winner is selected prior to the conference by a panel of judges based on the following criteria: degree of relevance, innovation of method, accuracy, presentation of materials, quality of writing and contribution to the advancement of measurement.
This year’s winner was Lionel Perrot, from Semantys in France. Many congratulations to Lionel for his hard work and innovative presentation, “Measurement of ‘Business Processes’ and ‘Functional Layer’ using IFPUG Function Points.”
Next year’s conference will be held in Rio, an exciting location due to its high number of software metrics practitioners, so we hope to see you there!
Senior Management Consultant