ISMA RIO – Line-up

September 26, 2013 Conference

ISMA Rio was on October 2 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Here is the final line-up of presentations and discussion panels.

Keynote Presentations

 “Software Metrics and Governance Improvement in the Public Sector” – Nazaré Bretas

Nazaré is the Undersecretary for the Secretary of Logistics and Technology in the Brazilian Ministry of Planning and Administration. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Fundacao Joao Pinheiro, and is currently working toward a doctoral degree in Political Science at UFRGS. Nazaré has been a software professional for nearly 30 years, 22 of which as a public servant at Prodabel.

   “The future of IFPUG and of Function Point Analysis ” – Kriste Lawrence

Kriste is the IFPUG Vice-President and next IFPUG President, starting November 1st, 2013.She is an Organizational Quality Engineer and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at HP Enterprise Services, and works in Performance and Process Improvement, Quantitative Management, Measurement and Sizing.


Special Presentation

 “SNAP – Past, Present and future” – Christine Green and Talmon Ben-Cnaan

Christine Green is the IFPUG Director of Applied Programs and is the EMEA Manager for Measurement & Estimating Process at Hewlett-Packard. During the last 10 years she has focused on Process Improvement especially in the area of Estimating and Metrics – but also in process implementation such as CMMI, SOX, ISO, ITIL. Christine led the IFPUG Initiative to create the SNAP method.

Talmon Ben-Cnaan is the Chair of the IFPUG Non-Functional Sizing Standards Committee, and is a Quality manager at Amdocs where he has been a leader of software metrics activities for two years.

In addition to the keynote presentations, ISMA will include the following presenters in panel discussions.

 Panel: Rules of the Game: Establishing Initial Condition for Price-per-FP Contracts

  “Can a fixed price 6,000 Function Point project be successful ?” – Marcio Silveira

Marcio was, for six years, director of IFPUG International and Organizational Affairs. He has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry in positions related to process improvement, application development. and management and consulting. He is currently Program Manager and Risk Advisor in the Applications and Business Services within HP, supporting several HP customers.

 “Definition of Guidelines to Software Contracts Using Metrics” – Claudia Hazan

“The role of the public administrator in bringing success to software factory contracts through function point measurements” – Tatiana Lima

Tatiana is a specialist in software metrics and estimates. She graduated in Computer Science from the State University of Rio de Janeiro, and earned a Master of Engineering in Computer Systems degree from the Military Institute of Engineering (IME). She has been a Certified Function Point Specialist since 2001.

 Panel: The Future of Software Measurement – Size

“Automated Function Points – Threat or Opportunity” – Joe Schofield

Joe Schofield is the President of the International Function Point Users Group and an independent consultant. He retired from Sandia National Laboratories as a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff after a 31-year career. Joe has facilitated over 100 teams in the areas of software specification, team building and organizational planning by using lean six sigma and business process reengineering.

“May the odds be ever in your favor” Will you really rely on it? – Carlos Eduardo Vazquez

Carlos Vazquez is the owner of FATTO Consultoria e Sistemas, and is an Information Technology and Services Consultant.  He is an information technology professional with over 20 years of experience in application and system software development, maintenance and management directing technology towards people needs. He envisions technologies for software measurement (functional sizing in special – such as function points counting as defined by IFPUG, NESMA and COSMIC) as fundamental tools for accomplishing that goal.

 “Measuring the Function Points for Cloud tools” – Ponmudi Mylsamy

Ponmudi is a Senior Software Engineer at Accenture, Bangalore, in the Bengaluru area in India, and provides Management Consulting.

 Panel: Future of Software Measurement – Other Areas

“Do you have the right software instruments to fly through the clouds?” – Steve Woodward

Steve Woodward is founder and CEO of Cloud Perspectives, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is an industry leader for software measurement, estimation and governance for over 20 years. He currently is leading the US Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards for Technology (NIST) Cloud Computing Carrier sub-group, to clarify the roles and activities for data transportation service providers.

 “Software Estimation – The next level” – Ton Dekkers

 Ton is Director of Consulting at Galorath International Ltd, Eindhoven Area, Netherlands, and the President of NESMA  (Netherlands Software Metrics users Association).

 “Towards new indicators and repositories” – Lionel Perrot

Lionel is a Consultant manager at Semantys (Groupe Astek) Paris, France.

Also, don’t forget to attend Open Space on Oct. 1 featuring John Wright of JPL Laboratories who will talk about the software involved in controlling the Mars Rover. Steve Woodward will demonstrate how Function Point Analysis can be applied to this type of software.

 We think you will find ISMA 8 to be a thought-provoking experience.

Don’t forget your Visa!