New Texas State Laws for IT Project Performance and Cybersecurity

 

Join Agency CIOs and IT Professionals for a Strategic Breakfast Meeting in Austin

 

Recent legislation in Texas requires that state agency large IT projects measure and report on indicators for cost, schedule, scope and quality. When done properly, these measurements can be used to drive down costs, control risks, and improve project performance over time. Additionally, the Texas Cybersecurity Act establishes a framework for prioritizing security posture and reporting. The Texas Dept. of Information Resources (DIR), the Quality Assurance Team (QAT) and state agency CIOs and CISOs will be the primary actors to implement these new laws for optimum effect. These new measurement requirements will flow down to all IT vendors that support these projects.

 

We’re hosting a complimentary breakfast workshop on Tuesday, June 19 from 8:00 – 10:00 in Austin, TX to discuss these new laws and best practices for leveraging these new requirements. Specifically, the areas of quality and cybersecurity measurement will be highlighted at this forum.

 

Venue: Doubletree by Hilton, 303 W. 15th St., Austin, TX

 

RSVP: Click here to register now!  Invited to participate are members of Texas state agency IT departments. Seating is limited, RSVP today to secure your seat.

 

Presentation topics:

  • New measurement requirements and what they really mean
  • The policies, practices, standards and tools that can be used to support them
  • How to use this technology base to improve delivery performance for more effective IT systems

 

Resources

 

Speakers:

 

 

Herb Krasner, Texas IT Champion

Herb spent many years at UT Austin as Professor of Software Engineering, the Director of Outreach Services for the UT Center for Advanced Research in Software Engineering (ARiSE) and founder and CTO of the UT Software Quality Institute (SQI).  Herb was instrumental in drafting this legislation and has been publishing a series of position papers to share guidance with state agencies across the US.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Bill Curtis, CISQ Executive Director

Dr. Bill Curtis is Executive Director of the Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ), an IT leadership group that develops standards for measuring software size, quality and technical debt. Dr. Curtis is the American lead on ISO 25000 series of standards. He is SVP and Chief Scientist at CAST.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CISQ outreach events are supported by program sponsors.

Thank you CGI, CAST, Cognizant, ISHPI, Northrop Grumman, Synopsys and Tech Mahindra for supporting the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Realizing Effective End-to-End Quality Management within the Health Domain: Case Studies Using OMG Standards

 

This special event is part of the OMG® Technical Meeting from June 18-22, 2018 in Boston, MA. Registration is complimentary.

 

From OMG’s website:

 

Boston is the “Hub of Healthcare,” a thriving ecosystem of thought leaders in technology, medicine and research and the epicenter of 300 digital healthcare companies pioneering the latest advances in big data analytics, patient personalization, smart technologies, and connected care. On June 18th join your peers from the Healthcare IT community for an introduction to standards and testbeds that are improving the quality and security of healthcare. This event is hosted by the OMG®, an IT standards development organization headquartered in Boston and led Dr. Richard Soley, an MIT alumnus.

 

The featured case study is the Connected Care Testbed showcasing the work from the Industrial Internet Consortium in developing an open IoT ecosystem for clinical and remote medical devices that can bring together patient monitoring data into a single data management and analytics platform.

 

The Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) will present Cybersecurity and Resilience of Healthcare IT and Medical Devices, an introduction to code quality standards that can be used to guide software development projects or put into requirements definition for new systems or enhancements.

 

The OMG is organizing this meeting to demonstrate what’s possible and to discuss the application of cross-industry technologies, such as IoT, Blockchain, and AI, to improve patient outcomes and advance the practice of medicine. Attendance is beneficial to companies in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, life sciences and related sectors.

 

View the agenda

 

Register now for complimentary admission

 

View all OMG special events the week of June 18-22 in Boston

 

 

Gartner Program & Portfolio Management Summit 2018

Date: June 12 – 14, 2018
Venue: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD
Website: https://www.gartner.com/events/na/ppm
Special rate: CISQ members save $350 off the registration fee! Apply the code GARTCISQ at registration

 

Scaling PPM for Digital Business: Pioneer. Partner. Build.

 

Digital business requires speed, continuous change and the embracing of uncertainty. The digital environment is constantly morphing, requiring leaders to adapt. In order to progress toward digital success, PPM leaders must re-evaluate and re-invent their disciplines, metrics, and tools – failure to adapt will be fatal. As a PPM leader you must:

  • Pioneer new approaches
  • Partner with teams to create a culture of change
  • Build bridges to get from strategy to effective execution.

 

Join Gartner to learn how to scale your PPM processes, tools and functions to position your organization for success in the digital era.

 

The agenda features four comprehensive tracks that will give you the insights and strategies you need to evaluate and re-invent your disciplines, metrics, and tools to enable enterprise transformation in the digital era.

 

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2018

Date: June 4 – 7, 2018
Venue: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD
Website: https://www.gartner.com/en/conferences/na/security-risk-management
Special rate: CISQ members save $325 off the registration fee! Apply the code GARTCISQ at registration

 

 

Transform your data security, cyber-security, risk management and compliance strategies

 

Prepare to meet the pace and scale of today’s digital business at Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2018. Build resilience through leading-edge research and thinking on key topics such as BCM, cloud security, privacy and securing the Internet of Things (IoT).

 

The summit will provide the latest information on new threats and emerging technologies such as AI, machine learning, analytics and blockchain—while helping you address the ongoing shortage of skilled staff. Join the world’s CISOs and top security and risk management professionals to hone your leadership capabilities and gather the information you need to enable digital business in a world of escalating risk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CISQ Webinar: Using Software Quality Standards at Scale in Agile and DevOps Environments

Speaker: Barry Snyder, DevOps Product Manager, Enterprise Architecture, Fannie Mae

Date: May 30, 2018 from 11:00am – 12:00pm ET (check your time zone)

 

Over the past two years Fannie Mae IT has transformed from a waterfall organization to a lean culture enabled by Agile and DevOps. This webinar will discuss how Fannie Mae uses software measurement standards from CISQ to demonstrate significant improvements in code quality and development productivity. Executive management monitors the organization’s Agile-DevOps transformation by reviewing quality, productivity, and delivery-to-speed. Barry Snyder will discuss how his team aligned analytics across the organization to justify investment in Agile-DevOps practices.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

 

 

Thank you CISQ sponsors for supporting this event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tech Mahindra Collaborates with CISQ to Help Accelerate Code Quality Standards

Leading digital transformation services provider collaborates with CISQ to improve IT application quality, reduce cost and cyber-risk to meet future customer demands

 

Needham, MA; New Delhi – April 20, 2018 – The Consortium for IT Software Quality™ (CISQ™) announced today that Tech Mahindra has joined its roster of supporters in order to accelerate the creation and adoption of software quality standards in the IT industry. Tech Mahindra is a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering services and solutions with headquarters in Mumbai.

 

This year, CISQ launched a working group to develop automatable standards for measuring the quality of embedded and real-time software. This new body of work is critically important to securing the Internet of Things (IoT) and related technologies and builds upon a set of standards developed by CISQ for measuring risk, security and technical debt in enterprise and business systems. In addition to its technical expertise, Tech Mahindra will help expand the presence of CISQ in India. The two organizations are teaming up to share best practices and methods for delivering quality software products that meet the highest industry standards.

 

“Tech Mahindra’s partnership with us is a testimony to its commitment to software quality. We are excited about incorporating its knowledge and experience into our software standards work, given the critical importance of software quality in technologies like IoT, medical devices, and mobile,” said Dr. Bill Curtis, Executive Director, CISQ.

 

“The new age customer, today, demands defect-free high-quality solutions, lightning fast delivery with no downtime, and the best-of-the-breed competency from their technology partners to address business challenges, deliver a seamless customer experience and create a distinct market position for themselves. It is imperative, therefore, that the quality of the product/solutions, match world-class standards”, said Mr. Abhijit Lahiri, Chief of Transformation, Tech Mahindra.TechM has ventured into building a #NewAgeDELIVERY Platform to bring these world-class solutions to the customer. The collaboration with CISQ complements this objective by using automated measures for evaluating structural quality of the software from the source code and establishing global quality standards.”

 

CISQ sponsors are committed to the development of high quality software and are prominently recognized as thought leaders in software quality measurement and analysis. CISQ sponsorship is available to companies of all sizes as well as government, academic and non-profit organizations. The collaboration reinforces Tech Mahindra’s efforts to comply with optimum software quality standards from a global perspective. It is also in line with the company’s efforts to continuously deliver the best in class solutions and offerings to its customers.

 

About Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra represents the connected world, offering innovative and customer-centric information technology experiences, enabling Enterprises, Associates and the Society to Rise™. We are a USD 4.7 billion company with 115,200+ professionals across 90 countries, helping over 903 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. Our convergent, digital, design experiences, innovation platforms and reusable assets connect across a number of technologies to deliver tangible business value and experiences to our stakeholders. Tech Mahindra is amongst the Fab 50 companies in Asia (Forbes 2016 list).

 

We are part of the USD 19 billion Mahindra Group that employs more than 200,000 people in over 100 countries. The Group operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, after-market, information technology and vacation ownership.

 

About CISQ

 

The Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) is an IT industry leadership group comprised of IT executives from the Global 2000, system integrators, outsourced service providers, and software technology vendors committed to introducing computable metrics standards for measuring software quality and size. Founded by the Object Management Group (OMG®) and the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University, CISQ is a neutral, open forum in which customers and suppliers of IT application software can develop an industry-wide agenda of actions for improving IT application quality and reduce cost and risk. CISQ is sponsored by CAST, CGI, Cognizant, ISPHI, Northrop Grumman, Synopsys and Tech Mahindra. For more information, visit www.it-cisq.org.

 

For more information on Tech Mahindra, please contact:

Tuhina Pandey, Global Corporate Communications

Email:  Tuhina.Pandey@TechMahindra.com

 

For more information on CISQ, please contact:

Ann McDonough, Marketing Communications Specialist

Email: mcdonough@omg.org

 

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Dr. Bill Curtis, Executive Director of Consortium for IT Software Quality, to Keynote at QUEST 2018 Conference, May 23

CISQ thought leaders share software quality insights

 

Needham, MA – April 17, 2018 – Dr. Bill Curtis, the Executive Director of the Consortium for IT Software Quality™ (CISQ™), a recognized authority in software quality and sizing, will serve as a keynote speaker at the QUEST conference in San Antonio, Texas. The conference attracts managers and practitioners, quality professionals, and software development professionals interested in new technologies and proven methods for quality engineered software and testing. His keynote titled, “Software Intelligence: Structural Quality Analysis and Machine Learning,” is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23.

 

Dr. Curtis heads CISQ, which is chartered to produce international standards for automating the measurement of structural quality from source code. A SVP and Chief Scientist at CAST, he leads CAST Research Labs in applying visualization and machine learning to structural quality analysis. With 40 years of experience in software, Dr. Curtis is best known for leading development of the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) and People CMM at the Software Engineering Institute. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to software process improvement and measurement.

 

Dr. Curtis’ keynote will examine the C-Suite’s demand for more accountability and improvements in software processes. He will also discuss recent results from machine learning research in software quality and review international standards for measuring the structural quality of software developed by CISQ, along with results of empirical research on how some of the most severe flaws are distributed in business applications.

 

According to Dr. Curtis, “The software stack is increasingly complex and exceeds the ability of developers to fully understand all the interactions. Consequently, human-based quality practices must be augmented by advanced technology. I will describe the CISQ standards that are available now to automate the analysis and measurement of software quality, and the role that machine learning plays in providing deeper intelligence into structural quality pathologies.”

 

In addition to Dr. Curtis’ keynote, Joe Jarzombek, from CISQ sponsor Synopsys, will present “Software Integrity: Integrated Focus for Software Quality and Security” from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. on May 23. A retired Lt. Col. in the U.S. Air Force and a Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional, Jarzombek is Director for Government, Aerospace & Defense Programs for the Synopsys Software Integrity Group. Prior to joining Synopsys, Jarzombek served as the Director for Software & Supply Chain Assurance in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Cybersecurity and Communications.

 

During his presentation, Jarzombek will provide details on the types of test tools and services used to determine resilience of products and residual risk exposures attributable to software, and the value proposition for software integrity as an integrating focus for software quality and security. He will also explain how software integrity is an enabler for IoT cybersecurity and how using standards-based automation enables the exchange of information internally and externally with vendors for IoT/ICT products.

 

Also speaking is Bill Dickenson, Director of Solution Delivery at CAST, a CISQ sponsor. He has worked with C-level executives on business case development, services strategy, program and vendor management, business process re-engineering, outsourcing engagements and implementation approaches. Prior to CAST, Dickenson was an independent consultant with Strategy On The Web and former VP of Application Management Services for IBM, bringing decades of experience in application development, maintenance and integrated operations.

 

He will co-present “Leverage Software Intelligence to Improve Risk-Based Testing” from 11:15 a.m. –12:15 p.m. on May 24 when he will examine risk-based testing models and discuss overlooked factors that impact their test effectiveness and production stability.

 

For more information on the keynotes and the QUEST conference 2018, visit http://qaiquest.org/2018/conference-at-a-glance/.

 

About CISQ

The Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) is an IT industry leadership group comprised of IT executives from the Global 2000, system integrators, outsourced service providers, and software technology vendors committed to introducing computable metrics standards for measuring software quality and size. Founded by the Object Management Group (OMG®) and the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon, CISQ is a neutral, open forum in which customers and suppliers of IT application software can develop an industry-wide agenda of actions for improving IT application quality and reduce cost and risk. CISQ is sponsored by CAST, CGI, Cognizant, ISPHI, Northrop Grumman, Synopsys and Tech Mahindra. For more information, visit www.it-cisq.org.

 

Contact

Ann McDonough
mcdonough@omg.org
+1 781-444-0404

 

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EOS18

 

Navigating the Uncharted Territory of Disruption: A Whole New World of Opportunity

 

EOS18 is hosted by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP).

 

At EOS18 you will learn how to:
  • Optimize your strategic partnerships and outsourcing relationships
  • Leverage the new technology that is disrupting your workplace and business from blockchain to AI
  • Understand the new GDPR
  • Create an action plan and immediately improve your outsourcing outcomes
  • Discover the new generation tools that make it simpler
  • and more!

Download the early bird program.

 

Special registration details for CISQ members:

 

Buy Side Companies attend for free, provided that they become members of IAOP at the rate of $395.  Buy Side companies can become a member by clicking here and then registering for the event at www.iaop.org/eos18.

 

CISQ members that are providers/advisors receive a special rate of €1300, a 50% savings for non-members. The link to register is: www.iaop.org/eos18/cisq.

 

We look forward to seeing you at EOS18! Paul Bentz, CISQ Director of Government and Industry Programs in Europe, will be participating on behalf of CISQ. You can reach him at paul.bentz@it-cisq.org.

 

Click here to visit the IAOP website and learn more about EOS18

 

 

Gartner Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit 2018

Date: June 11 – 12, 2018
Venue: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD
Website: https://www.gartner.com/events/na/enterprise-architecture
Special rate: CISQ members save $350 off the registration fee! Apply the code GARTCISQ at registration

 

Digital business is having a profound impact on how organizations develop and pursue new technology-enabled business models. Learn how to scale your role to meet your organization’s digital business expectations to ensure you’re not left behind.

 

 

 

Explore the agenda tracks:

  • Delivering World-Class EA
  • Developing EA Leadership Skills and Competencies
  • Engaging Technology-Enabled Business Strategy
  • Mastering Strategic and Emerging Technology Innovation
  • Senior Executive Track

 

Additionally, explore hot topics across the event with deep-dives into cloud, AI, roadmaps, migration plans and more.

 

CISQ members, save $350 off the standard registration rate when you sign up with code GARTCISQ at gartner.com/us/ea.

 

REGISTER HERE!

 

 

 

 

Northrop Grumman Joins CISQ as Sponsor

Partners with CISQ to Advance Code Quality Standards

 

Needham, MA – March 26, 2018 – The Consortium for IT Software Quality™ (CISQ™) announced today that Northrop Grumman Corporation is joining the Consortium as a sponsor. Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to customers worldwide. Northrop Grumman joins the prominent roster of CISQ sponsors that are advancing the adoption of software quality and sizing standards in the IT industry.

 

This year, CISQ is launching a working group to produce specifications for measuring the security, reliability, and quality of embedded and real-time software. The project team consists of delegates with expertise in embedded software, from each participating sponsor, including Northrop Grumman, in addition to experts from the Software Engineering Institute and the Common Weakness Enumeration project at MITRE Corp.

 

“CISQ is delighted to welcome Northrop Grumman as a sponsor. Their deep expertise and experience in areas such as avionics, sensors, and space will be invaluable in helping CISQ extend its quality measures to cover embedded software,” said Dr. Bill Curtis, Executive Director, CISQ.

 

“In partnering with CISQ, our goal is to heighten software quality in every line of code delivered to our customers,” said Paul D. Seay, Jr., Northrop Grumman Fellow. Seay has joined the CISQ Governing Board as the lead executive from Northrop Grumman.

 

For more information about CISQ sponsorship, please visit: http://it-cisq.org/become-a-sponsor/.

 

About CISQ

The Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) is an IT industry leadership group comprised of IT executives from the Global 2000, system integrators, outsourced service providers, and software technology vendors committed to introduce a computable metrics standard for measuring software quality and size. Founded by the Object Management Group (OMG®) and the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon, CISQ is a neutral, open forum in which customers and suppliers of IT application software can develop an industry-wide agenda of actions for improving IT application quality and reduce cost and risk. CISQ is sponsored by CAST, CGI, Cognizant, ISPHI, Northrop Grumman, Synopsys and Tech Mahindra. For more information, visit www.it-cisq.org.

 

Contact

Ann McDonough
mcdonough@omg.org
+1 781-444-0404

 

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