Message from the Board of Directors

The IFPUG Board of Directors has been working diligently to evaluate the organization and identify changes that will better serve the membership and improve efficiency. Some of these changes impact the volunteer committees and how they will continue in their support of the IFPUG mission. One of the changes involves the New Environments Committee (NEC) and the Counting Practices Committee (CPC).

It is felt that with the Counting Practices Manual (CPM) stabilized and ISO approved, the majority of the CPC work will focus on producing content in support of the IFPUG Function Point methodology. This is also the current focus of the NEC. As a result, the Board has decided that the CPC and the NEC will merge to form the Functional Sizing Standards Committee (FSSC). Tammy Preuss will be the Chairperson of the FSSC and Bonnie Brown will serve as the Vice Chairperson.

Merging the committees into the FSSC will:

  • Eliminate ‘cross’ review of content between committees allowing for more timely releases of content
  • Eliminate duplication/crossover of content deliverables
  • Allow for one set of priorities regarding topics of interest to the IFPUG membership enabling content deliverables to focus on membership needs
  • Allow for one committee to provide all counting standards and application of the ‘rules’ content
  • Incorporate ideas from a larger audience of people with different perspectives

The Board would like to thank all current and past members of both the NEC and CPC for their hard work and dedication and looks forward to working with the FSSC in providing content deliverables to the IFPUG membership.

Call for European Volunteers

The IFPUG Membership Committee is building representation from around the world to ensure that all current and future members’ needs and concerns are being addressed. The Committee currently has representation from Australia, India and the United States. We would like to add committee members who can represent our European membership. If you are interested in joining our committee, please complete the volunteer form found here. The Membership Committee has identified several exciting programs to benefit current members and attract new members. Your potential involvement could help us expand our reach to help IFPUG grow and prosper. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Regards,
Roger Heller
Chairman, IFPUG Membership Committee