2016 Mid-Year Report
Enhancement Points Now OMG® Standard
Enhancement Points specification is now an official supported
standard of the OMG® following the June Technical Meeting. Automated
Enhancement Points addresses the problem that Function Point
measures, automated or manual, do not provide adequate measures for
assessing the productivity of maintenance and enhancement work.
AEP was written to supplement the Automated
Function Points standard published in 2013 by accounting for
modifications or enhancements made to non-functional code which, for
reference, represents half of all source code in a modern
application. With these standards, the IT community has effective
automated measures for software sizing. I would like to extend many
thanks and congratulations to the CISQ team for their efforts.
Work is also underway on a measurement specification
Debt based on aggregating Quality
Characteristic Measures and estimating their effort to
repair. CISQ will submit the Technical Debt specification to the OMG
in September. Once Technical Debt is finalized, CISQ will start work
on a measure for Quality-Adjusted Productivity that combines
Automated Enhancement Points and Technical Debt into a measure that
corrects a release's productivity figure for the future effort
required to fix defects injected during the current release.
Please make plans to join us for CISQ outreach
events. Registration is open for our Cyber Resilience Summit in
October. I hope
to see you there!
Dr. Bill Curtis
Registration is Open!
Cyber Resilience Summit
October 20, Army Navy Country Club,
CISQ returns to Washington,
D.C. to brief Federal IT on code quality standards.
REGISTER NOW to join
150 of your peers for
this educational event.
“Titans of Cyber” from the U.S. Federal Government
will share critical insights from the front lines of the cyber risk management battle. In honor of October being
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, learn how to defend your systems from exploitable cybersecurity weaknesses with Robert Martin (MITRE) and Tom Brennan (OWASP). Discuss the
$3.1 Billion IT Modernization Fund being established to help Federal agencies upgrade aging IT systems. Hear the success factors needed to sustain next generation IT.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. David Bray, FCC CIO, will present
The Cyber Resilience Summit focuses on standards and best practices for measuring risk and quality in IT-intensive programs from the standpoint of productivity, software assurance, overall quality and system/mission risk. The discussion will expose proven methods and tools of incorporating such standard metrics into the IT software development, sustainment and acquisition processes.
Workshop and MITRE's SSCA Forum is This Week
On July 12 CISQ participated at the NIST Workshop:
Software Measures and Metrics to Reduce Security Vulnerabilities at the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, MD.
Speakers from NIST, SEI, CISQ, UL, Blackberry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US Naval Research Laboratory, Vector Software, and others
discussed software measurement best practices.
The purpose of the workshop is to gather ideas on how the Federal Government can identify, improve, package, deliver, or boost the use of software measures and metrics to significantly reduce vulnerabilities.
From July 13-15, we'll be at the Software and Supply Chain Assurance (SSCA) Forum at MITRE in McLean, VA.
See you there!
Meeting, September 12-16, 2016 in Chicago, IL. CISQ will speak at the
Cyber Risk Summit and
IIoT Challenges and Opportunities special events.
Gartner Sourcing & Strategic Vendor Relationships
Summit, September 21-23, 2016 in Grapevine, TX. CISQ is a partner sponsor. Save $325 with the code GARTCISQ!
York Metro Joint Cyber Security
Conference (NYMJCSC), October 5,
2016 in New York, NY. CISQ is presenting,
"Measuring the Cybersecurity of
Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference
(PNSQC), October 17-19, 2016 in Portland, OR. CISQ is a partner sponsor.
View CISQ's Event Calendar
If you're attending these events, send us a
Thank You CISQ