ISMA8: Rio!

Rio de Janeiro hosted three unique measurement conferences and workshops the week of September 30 under the banner of ISMA Rio. This year’s eighth edition of the International Software Measurement & Analysis (ISMA) conference brought together members of the Software Measurement Community that included constituencies of IFPUG, COSMIC and ISBSG, attracting more than 100 attendees. 

The conference began with a day patterned after the open space concept made popular at Agile conferences.  Attendees suggested, prioritized and participated in sessions for the day. Márcio Silveira facilitated the session, which was a huge hit. The day was anchored by a keynote by John Wright, JPL/NASA, and Steve Woodward.  Steve’s presentation, "Function Point Counting the Mars Rover," won DCG’s Innovation Award. 

ISMA8 Innovation Award

Day two turned to the classic presentation-based conference with a mixture of sesions discussing IFPUG and SNAP that energized the attendees. The conference also set the stage for the IFPUG Annual Meeting, where board election results were announced. New elected board members were:  

  • Mauricio Aguiar
  • Luigi Buglione
  • Tom Cagley (that’s me!)
  • Dacil Castelo

New IFPUG officers are Tom Cagley, IFPUG Vice President, Debra Maschino, IFPUG Treasurer, and Lori Holmes, IFPUG Secretary. 

The conference culminated with a celebration of IFPUG’s first class of Certified Function Point Fellows (CFPF).

  • Dave Garmus
  • Carol Dekkers
  • Ray Boehm
  • Mike Cunnane
  • Lori Holmes
  • Bruce Rogora

All six of the new Fellows have been Certified Function Point Specialists for twenty years!

ISMA in Rio was a huge success energizing the entire measurement community – I can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store!


Tom Cagley
Vice President, Consulting

Written by Tom Cagley at 05:00

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