08-05-13

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Consortium for I.T. Software Quality to Host Seminar at OMG Technical Meeting in New Brunswick, NJ
Focus on software measures in productivity and quality improvement programs

Needham, MA- 08-05-2013- The Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a seminar on using software measures in productivity and quality improvement programs. The seminar will take place during the Object Management Group (OMG®) technical meeting at the Hyatt Regency hotel in New Brunswick, NJ on Wednesday, September 25th from 9:00am-4:30pm.

Specific presentations will include an introduction to structural quality analysis and technical debt; a comparison of best and worst practices in productivity analysis and improvement; and a discussion on measuring and managing software security. Additional presentations and attention will be given to the topics involving new product and platform software development quality needed for new startup companies seeking scalability and market proven results.

A spotlight will also be shone on the OMG Automated Function Point standard which was proposed and led to adoption by CISQ. A session on using Automated Function Points in sizing and estimating will be led by Mike Harris, CEO of the David Consulting Group.

"The object of this seminar is to deploy state of the art techniques for measuring productivity and the structural quality of business software," said Dr. Bill Curtis, Director of CISQ.

In addition to a seminar at OMG's meeting in Berlin this past June, CISQ has hosted three fully-attended webinars in the past few months. The great interest generated by CISQ events shows the overarching need for standardizing software quality across industries.

Registration fees for the seminar begin at $50 USD. All OMG members and interested nonmembers are encouraged to attend. For more information, to view the full agenda, and to register, visit http://www.omg.org/cisq-nj

About CISQ
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. Visit CISQ's website at www.it-cisq.org


About OMG
The Object Management Group® (OMG®) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries. OMG's modeling standards enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes. Visit www.omg.org for more information.

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