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Understanding and Using the Goal Question Metric (GQM) based Measurement Model for IT Projects

September 25, 2014
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST

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Presented by: Prashanth Southekal

Software projects are often strategic business transformation initiatives within the organization. Given the high stakes involved, one of the approaches for successful project delivery is formulating an objective stakeholder driven measurement model for improved decision making. The Goal-Question-Metric (GQM) framework is an objective and stakeholder driven measurement model with eight measures for hybrid COTS (Commercial off-the-shelf) and bespoke types of software projects. The eight measures are Function Points (FPs), Lines of Code (LOC), McCabe’s Cyclomatic Complexity (VG), Cost Performance Index (CPI), Schedule Performance Index (SPI), Sigma level (Cpk), Defect Density (DD) and Defect Removal Efficiency (DRE) pertaining to the five project attributes namely size, complexity, schedule, cost and quality. Learn more in this webinar!

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Ian Brown
Ian Brown

Ian Brown, a senior associate with Booz Allen Hamilton, leads the firm's Quantitative Software Analysis capability. He has 8 years of experience in software measurement and analysis, CMM/CMMI, and goal-question-metric (GQM) implementation. Ian was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG) in 2004 and serves as the Secretary and Director of Communications and Marketing. Ian is a Certified Function Point Specialist (CFPS) and has earned a bachelors d...
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Pekka Forselius
Pekka Forselius

Pekka Forselius is a researcher and developer of project management methods and concepts, including FiSMA Scope Management, FiSMA 1.1 FSM method and KISS Functional Size Measurement approach. His research speciality is organisational learning, in particular corporate memory and benchmarking. He is currently business partner, CEO and project management consultant at Software Technology Transfer Finland (STTF) Oy. He is also Vice President of the international benchmarking organisation ISBSG and a...
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Charles Symons
Charles Symons

Charles Symons is currently President of the Common Software Measurement International Consortium, with a specialist interest for the last 25 years in improving the use of measurement and estimating for software activities. A graduate in physics, he has worked as a scientific programmer, managed large data centers, been responsible for IS standards-setting, and has led consulting studies on IS Strategy and improving the performance of the IS function in many parts of the world. Charles is also t...
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Pam Morris
Pam Morris

Pam Morris has over 20 years experience in software development and since 1989 has specialised in the area of software measurement and process improvement. Pam is currently the Managing Director of Total Metrics, which she founded in 1994 in response to the great need in the software industry for better management and control of development processes. Pam is past president of the Australian Software Metrics Association (ASMA) where she currently holds a position on both the Executive and Benchma...
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David Herron
David Herron

David Herron is a Founder of The David Consulting Group . Mr. Herron is an authority in areas such as Functional Measurement and Software Process Improvement. He has over 25 years of experience in software development. During the past ten years he has served as a consultant to Fortune 1000 companies in the areas of software metrics, software process improvement and applications outsourcing management. He is an acknowledged authority in the measurement and estimation of software productivity and ...
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Peter Hill
Peter Hill

Peter Hill is an independent IT consultant. He is a Director of the Melbourne based company Fenwick Software. He has been in the Information Services industry for more than forty years with broad experience covering a number of industries working in both Australia and New Zealand. He has a passion for seeking ways to improve the performance of IT and delivering benefits to its users. For 17 years Peter headed up the ISBSG, a not-for-profit organisation with a mission of improving the performanc...
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Lawrence Putnam
Lawrence Putnam

Lawrence (Larry) Putnam is a renowned authority on software estimation and measurement. Larry was the first recipient of "Freiman" award for sustained superior performance in parametric estimation covering a ten-year period. He is the founder and has been President of Quantitative Software Management Inc. since 1978. Before establishing QSM, Larry had over 26 years of experience in software and hardware resource planning, estimating and allocation. Over the past 20 years, Larry has conducted ext...
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David Garmus
David Garmus

David Garmus is a Founder of The David Consulting Group (DCG), an SEI CMMI® Approved Transition Partner and a PSM Transition Organization that supports software development organizations in achieving software excellence with a metric-centered approach. David is an acknowledged authority in the sizing, measurement and estimation of software application development and maintenance. He serves as a Past President of the International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG) and as a member of the IFPUG Co...
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Tom Cagley
Tom Cagley

Tom Cagley is an authority in guiding organizations through the process of integrating software measurement with model-based assessments to yield effective and efficient process improvement programs. Mr. Cagley is a recognized industry expert in the measurement and estimation of software projects. His areas of expertise encompass management experience in methods and metrics, quality integration, quality assurance and the application of the Software Engineering Institute's Capability Maturity Mod...
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Sue Rule
Sue Rule

Sue Rule, Managing Director, SMS Exemplar Ltd has been working alongside a leading thinker on Lean and Quantitative Methods, P. Grant Rule, since 1996. As well as collaborating with Grant on presentations and papers, Sue has applied Lean thinking to SMS' own business processes and gained a good understanding of the principles in practice. As Marketing Director for SMS, she worked to promote the insights into effectiveness in software-intensive systems presented by the Rightshifting Network.
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