I recently recorded the remote meet-up presentation I did for Ryerson College (Toronto, Canada) called 3C’s of (FSM- Functional Size Measurement) Success – Create, Confirm, Convince. The focus of the presentation was about how to position software measurement for success with management – especially in the context of agile software development.
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Tagged #FSM, Agile, benchmarking, certified scope manager, function points, functional size measurement, measurement, metrics, Scope Management, The IT Measurement Compendium
If you’re an agilist (my word for those who embrace agile concepts to do great work) – you’ll be interested to hear about the Heart of Agile directly from the mouth of its founder Dr Alistair Cockburn.
Join me TOMORROW (Thursday Oct 4, 2018) at 10:00am Eastern Daylight Time as I interview Dr Cockburn in St Petersburg, FL about the new Heart of Agile and where it fits into the landscape of Agile Software Development.
Here’s the link (recording will be posted later if you cannot access Facebook!)
p.s. Here’s the link to the website under development: https://heartofagile.com/
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Tagged Agile, agilist, alistair cockburn, certified scope manager, crystal, IFPUG, Scrum, software development
In May 2016, I presented a webinar for ITMPI on the topic of Estimation Poker based on the broad topic of software project estimation – regardless of the development approach. The webinar was well attended despite technical difficulties (I recorded it while in Italy and suffice to say, internet connections from my site happened to be… less than optimum.) I re-recorded the webinar on my return (with far superior results) and the recording can be accessed at this link: ITMPI Estimation Poker Webinar Re-Recording:
A teaser 10 minute segment is on YouTube – Dekkers Estimation Poker teaser
I’ve also uploaded the full slide deck to Research Gate – click Research Gate – Dekkers Slides here to download.
Let me know what you think. Note that this is different than the Agile Estimation Poker (which I forgot about was already established when I designed my webinar.)
Have a great weekend!
Over the years I’ve been privileged to have articles included in compendiums with industry thought leaders whose work I’ve admired. This week, I had another proud moment as my article was featured in the QSM Software Almanac: 2014 Research Edition along with a veritable who’s who of QSM.
This is the first almanac produced by QSM, Inc. since 2006, and it features 200+ pages of relevant research-based articles garnered from the SLIM(R) database of over 10,000 completed and validated software projects.
Download your FREE copy of the 2014 Almanac by clicking this link or the image below.
Posted in Articles, certified scope manager (CSM), Designing software, software development, Software measurement
Tagged certified scope manager, CrossTalk, estimating models, estimating software cost, estimation, European Certificates Association, Global software development, metrics, software development, software estimating, Software measurement
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction – or children’s stories at least, and I’m hoping you’ll relate to the latest blog post I published on the QSM blog last week. I grew up on Dr. Seuss stories – and I think my four siblings and I shared the entire series (probably one of the first loyalty programs – buy the first 10 books, get one free…)
I’d love to hear your comments and whether you agree with the analogy that we seek to create precise software sample sets for benchmarking and in so doing, lose the benefits of the trends we can leverage with larger sample sets. Read on and let me know! (Click on the image below or here.)
With the support of QSM, Inc., I wrote and published this article on a new area of the International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG) website called “Beyond MetricViews.”
While the IFPUG already had published guidelines in this area, the key points to this article include:
- If you want to measure productivity (or anything else) consistently across two or more software development projects – where each was developed using a different approach (i.e., waterfall vs. agile) – one must be consistent in the definition and application of the measures (and metrics);
- Function points are defined in terms of elementary processes and agile methodologies deliver such functions iteratively (not complete in one iteration) – posing challenges to the uninitiated;
- Regardless of whether you measure productivity, defect density (quality), costs or other aspect of software delivery – it is critical to do an “apples to apples” comparison.
Here’s the article (click on the image) for your interest. (You can also visit the blog at www.qsm.com for details.)
Comments and feedback is appreciated!
Just wanted to share with you my latest installment on the QSM website blog – My Dear Carol advice column. Enjoy!
Here is the link to the rest of the article: http://www.qsm.com/blog/2013/ask-carol-no-matter-what-project-management-size-matters
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Tagged certified scope manager, CrossTalk, CSM, estimating models, estimating software cost, estimation, European Certificates Association, function point analysis, functional size measurement, IFPUG, metrics, Software measurement
I’d like to share with you my latest post on the QSM (Quantitative Software Management) blog – let me know what you think!
1st in my new series – here’s the URL: