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Consortium for IT Software Quality Releases Calendar of Events


CISQ makes past webinars available for download.


Needham, MA—The Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) has released its calendar of events for the rest of the 2013 year. These special events include a continuation of CISQ’s popular webinar series as well as seminars and workshops taking place at OMG technical meetings. Highlights of these events include:


  • Managing Software Risk” webinar: March 14th at 11am EST. Featuring guest speaker, Chris Dressler, VP Technology Architecture at Cablevision, this webinar will cover some of the software risk drivers in the IT industry today, how businesses treat software risk, and what types of measurement frameworks are used to manage risk.

  • Using Software Measures in Productivity and Quality Improvement Programs: March 20th from 9am-4pm EST. Taking place at the OMG technical meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA, this seminar will motivate participants to use software sizing and structural quality measures to reduce the risk and cost of software. The program will also include a presentation of the OMG Automated Function Point standard. Both CISQ and OMG members and interested nonmembers are encouraged to attend.


In addition, CISQ will be holding a webinar on October 1st with special guest, Nigel Bevan, professional usability consultant and researcher, on the ISO 25000 series and software quality measurements as well as workshops and appearances at OMG’s technical meetings in New Brunswick, NJ in September; and Santa Clara, CA in December.


Besides the calendar of events, CISQ has also made its past webinars available for download on its website. These include the recent webinar: “The Future of Software Sizing with Automated Function Points” featuring David Herron, co-founder and VP of The David Consulting Group and “Standard Metrics to Manage Software Risk” with Jasmine Alexander, SVP and CIO of Penton Media. For more information on upcoming events or to download past webinars, visit


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. 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.


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