IFPUG Board of Directors Approves Two New Certifications

The IFPUG Board of Directors recently approved two new certifications at their annual board meeting held in Orlando, FL in early March.

Certified Function Point Practitioner (CFPP)

  • CFPP - minimum test part scores of 70/70/70 and an overall scored of 80, effective April 1, 2012. Reviews and extensions are not included in this certification. This is intended to be a stepping stone to CFPS.
  • Valid for three years.
  • CFPP holders receive electronic certificates only.

Certified Function Point Specialist – Fellow

  • The certification designation of CFPS Fellow is for members who have 20 years of continuous certification with a lapse not greater than six months, beginning July 1, 2012. This designation will have no charge.
  • Once achieved, CFPS Fellow allows the individual to retain their certification without re-examination as long as they maintain their membership in IFPUG.

NEC Presents: Charles Wesolowski

The IFPUG New Environments Committee (NEC) is pleased to invite you to the next in our series of Interest Group webinars, the Functional Analysis of Object Oriented Software, featuring NEC member Charles Wesolowski, Friday, March 30, 2012 at Noon EDT. To receive the webinar login information, please email Dan French at dfrench@cobec.com with the subject line: NEC Webinar.

Shape the future!

IFPUG is pleased to announce the 7th annual Internation Software Measurement Association conference in Phoenix, Arizona, October 30-31, 2012. There will be a full cadre of learning opportunities for both experienced and non-experienced participants via workshops preceding the conference on October 28-29.

The deadline for submission has passed.

This year’s conference theme will emphasize the application and contribution of measurement to the business, technical and career development aspects of the software industry. Conference presentations should explore both practical and theorectical aspects of measurement related to software and its uses as well as the frontiers of measurement in all areas of the software industry. Potential approaches, methods, experiences and ideas related to software measurement and its uses in business, industry and society-at-large are all topics open for discussion.

Leveraging upon our success at ISMA 6 in 2011, this year’s conference will also include interactive sessions where groups of people with common interests and needs will have the opportunity to select an issue in the software industry for discussion, and then discuss and analyze the issues, ultimately proposing to the membership a response to the issue. This approach is intended to initiate and sustain efforts in the measurement community to solve some core problems. Detailed information for conference attendees will be provided through frequent follow-up messages over the coming months leading up to the conference.

In addition to industry leading speakers, there will be presentations from many practitioners and experts in the software measurement field.

Presentations centered on innovation and value creation related to any issues in the software industry where measurement is a factor are especially requested and will be given special consideration for selection.

This is an excellent opportunity to present your ideas and share your experiences in measurement and analysis, process improvement, project management techniques and other subjects related to software measurement and its relationship to performance management, development methodologies and related disciplines. We are looking for presentation content that covers the depth and breadth of subjects important to all measurement specialists. Topics may be geared to the novice as well as the seasoned professional. Creativity is welcomed and presentaitons that involve attendee interaction are encouraged. The agenda is not limited to traditional presentation styles.

We hope to see you in Phoenix in October 2012 for ISMA7.