A new edition of MetricViews is now available. Measuring for Success is the topic for this March 2019 edition. Stimulating articles from a variety of international authors makes for an interesting and informative March edition.
In this edition you will find a variety of exciting articles dealing with aspects about “Artificial Intelligence and the Rationalization through Function Points” mapping software functional requirements with the AI components, the article “When Strategic Software Metrics are Even More Important than Financial Metrics” that emphasizes the need for a set of vital metrics to ensure a company’s success, or the interesting and key aspects of “Nucleon” as a way to measure the IT department’s performance, and how using Function Point Analysis can help to illuminate project scope.
“High-Quality Definition of Non-Functional Sizing Method” evaluates the level of compliance of SNAP to ISO/IEC 14143, and “Function Points and Agile Models, How to Estimate” suggests how functional sizing can be used in combination with Agile techniques. International recognized authors (AmolKumar Keote, Deepti Patil, Antonio Ferre Albero, Jeppe Hedaa, Christine Green, Srinivasa Rao Kanneganti, Talmon Ben-Cnaan, and Cristiane Baccarin) give us strategic hints around the importance of Metrics for achieving success.
Maurico Aguiar, IFPUG President, gives to the world his strategic vision, recalling the importance of the application of Functional Size Measurement to Agile development in the strategic document “We Prefer Facts to Stories” (Managing Agile activities using standardized measures) and the “clash of cultures” between the values of individual self-organizing Agile teams and the values and justified control needs of higher management.
You will find, too, a recap of the ISMA 16 held in Brazil, the key topics discussed at the IFPUG annual meeting, the up-to-date status of IFPUG’s working committees as reported by the committee chairs (Gregory Allen, Antonio Ferre, Filippo De Carli, Dan French, Saurabh Saxena, Steven Woodward, Talmon Ben-Cnaan), and a warm welcome to the new and extended Certified Function Point Specialists, and Certified Function Point Practitioners.
You can read or download this MetricViews edition from here, or the previous editions from the IFPUG MetricViews section.