for IT Software Quality Reaches 500 Member Milestone
Needham, MA- 05-16-2013-The Consortium for
IT Software Quality (CISQ) is pleased to announce that over
500 individuals and organizations have become members since
the group's inception in late 2009. Reflecting the
overarching desire for software quality standards, member
organizations vary widely with members including:
high-profile banking and financial services corporations;
multinational IT and communication service organizations;
major professional services firms; large universities;
clothing retailers; insurance agencies; oilfield and energy
service companies; and a TV and film production division.
"CISQ has passed another milestone in gaining over
500 members. This validates the importance of the CISQ
mission and the value of the standards we are creating for
automating the measurement of software size and
quality," said Dr. Bill Curtis, Director of CISQ.
CISQ was created with the goal of creating a neutral,
open forum in which customers and suppliers of IT
application software can develop an industry-wide agenda of
actions for improving IT application quality and reduce cost
The consortium has had many achievements so far including
the adoption of the Automated Function Point (AFP)
specification by OMG. AFP provides a standard for automating
the popular Function Point measure according to the counting
guidelines of the International Function Point User Group
(IFPUG). While there are several automated counters
available in the market, there has never before been a
standard that ensures they are all counting the same way.
AFP is available for free download at www.omg.org/spec/AFP/.
CISQ has also been very active in spreading the message
of software quality importance by hosting webinars and
speaking at conferences. Its next event will be a Tweetup
with Director, Dr. Bill Curtis, on Tuesday, June 25th at
11am EST. To see what other events CISQ will be hosting or
The Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) is an IT
industry leadership group comprised of IT executives from
the Global 2000, system integrators, outsourced service
providers, and software technology vendors committed to
introduce a computable metrics standard for measuring
software quality and size. CISQ is a neutral, open forum in
which customers and suppliers of IT application software can
develop an industry-wide agenda of actions for improving IT
application quality and reduce cost and risk.
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