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.

 

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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 our 2018 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.

 

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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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Agile Dev, Better Software & DevOps West

 

 

 

 

Wondering why you should attend the Agile Dev, Better Software & DevOps West conference June 3-8 in Las Vegas this year? With over 100 learning and networking sessions on digital transformation, agile, automation, testing, and more, there will be a wide variety of new things to learn. One registration gives you access to all three of these industry-leading events.

 

CISQ members receive a special $200 off the registration fee with the code CWCM. Register early to enjoy this discount with early bird savings!

 

Conference highlights:

  • Pre-conference training and certification classes
  • The Expo, bringing you the latest in agile software development solutions
  • In-depth half and full day tutorials that focus on your area of interest
  • Keynotes featuring recognized thoughtleaders
  • A full day to explore unique challenges at the Agile Leadership Summit
  • Networking events: receptions, breakfasts, lunches and breaks included

 

Agile Testing Days USA

 

Agile Testing Days and TechWell join forces to launch Agile Testing Days USA 2018.

 

Europe’s fun and widely popular agile testing festival is coming to Boston from June 25-29, 2018 at the Hilton Hotel Boston North Shore. This event features over 50 of the top agile testing enthusiasts from Berlin to Boston.

 

The Agile Testing Days USA conference will be a festival of learning and sharing for the agile and testing community. The agile-focused learning experience will provide an interactive way to get deep insights and the latest developments in testing and agile excellence as well as many opportunities to network with fellow passionate agile software professionals.

 

CISQ members use promo code ATDCM to save up to $200 off your registration!

 

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March 20 Cyber Resilience Summit Announces Speakers from White House, Pentagon, DHS, and HHS among others

Event focuses on IT modernization, security and resilience

 

Needham, MA – March 6, 2018 – The Consortium for IT Software Quality™ (CISQ™) today announced the agenda is published and registration is open for its fifth semiannual Cyber Resilience Summit, co-hosted with the IT Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC). The Summit will take place on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Reston Town Center in Reston, Virginia. Distinguished speakers from the White House, Pentagon, U.S. Departments of Homeland Security (DHS), Defense (DOD), Health and Human Services (HHS), Agriculture (USDA), Commerce (DOC), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will present.

 

Headline speakers Jeanette Manfra, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, will keynote how DHS is strengthening the security and resilience of the nation’s critical IT infrastructure, followed by a joint talk with Rob Joyce, Special Assistant to the President and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator and Major General Burke E. “Ed” Wilson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy. They will discuss the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act and other key policy decisions.

 

The agenda also includes discussions with IT standards experts, innovative federal CIOs, and policy makers including:

  • “Lessons Learned from Major IT Outages and Security Breaches” panel moderated by Dr. Bill Curtis, CISQ Executive Director, with: Dr. Ron Ross, Computer Scientist and Fellow, NIST; Adam Isles, Principal, Chertoff Group; and Michael Chung, Head of Solutions, Government, Bugcrowd
  • Fortune 100 case study, led by Marc Cohen, a vendor management practitioner, discussing how the commercial sector puts software quality standards into vendor agreements to manage acquisition and delivery
  • Second panel moderated by Dr. Curtis about “Risk Management Standards in Practice,” with: Dr. Ron Ross, Computer Scientist and Fellow, NIST; Robert Martin, Senior Principal Engineer, MITRE; Herb Krasner, University of Texas at Austin (ret.), Designer of new Texas IT reporting law; Brian E. Finch, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; and Jeff Barksdale, Principal Security Advisor, UL
  • “Success Factors for Effective IT Modernization – FITARA and CISO Perspectives” panel with: Jose Arrieta, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Senior Procurement, HHS; Chad Sheridan, CIO, Risk Management Agency, USDA; and Rod Turk, Acting CIO, DOC

Visit http://it-cisq.org/cyber-resilience-summit-mar-2018/ to view the complete Cyber Resilience Summit agenda and to register. Government employees, elected and appointed government officials receive complimentary admission with pre-registration. The code CISQPR18 is required for complimentary media registration. General registration costs $250 USD.

 

The event is sponsored by Bugcrowd, CAST, CGI, Cognizant, Ishpi Information Technologies, IT-AAC, Northrop Grumman, Synopsys and Tech Mahindra. Partners are: AFCEA Washington, DC chapter, OWASP and IAOP.

 

About the Event Hosts

 

The Consortium for IT Software Quality™ (CISQ™) is an IT leadership group that develops international standards for automating the measurement of software size and structural quality from the source code. The standards written by CISQ enable IT and business leaders to measure the risk IT applications pose to the business, as well as estimate the cost of ownership. CISQ was co-founded by the Object Management Group® (OMG®) and Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University.

 

The Object Management Group® (OMG®) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium with representation from government, industry and academia. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries. OMG modeling standards enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes.

 

The IT Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC) is a public/private “do tank” composed of leading IT public interest groups, standards bodies and government agencies working together to fundamentally transform how the government acquires and manages IT and Cyber solutions. As the “architect of FITARA”, we are ushering in agile standards of practice and innovations emanating from the $4T Global IT market.

 

Contact

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

 

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IAOP and CISQ Announce Strategic Partnership

Needham, MA, March 1, 2018 – Today, IAOP® and Consortium for IT Software Quality™ (CISQ™) announce their partnership to provide standards, education and thought leadership to the Information Technology (IT) outsourcing industry.

 

“We are pleased to partner with CISQ and look forward to working with them in the future to deliver the most relevant information on software development and delivery for outsourcing professionals,” said IAOP CEO Debi Hamill. “Through alliances like this one, IAOP continues to promote and advance the management practice and industry of outsourcing.”

 

The missions of both organizations are complementary and intersecting: IAOP is the largest active global community of outsourcing professionals worldwide who consult IAOP for strategic guidance on the outsourcing industry; CISQ is an IT leadership group that develops international standards for automating the measurement of software size, structural quality, and related measures from source code. Standards from CISQ are starting to be leveraged in outsourcing agreements as the equivalent of software quality requirements to manage the delivery of secure, reliable and resilient software.

 

“Software quality standards are critical to benchmarking, scorecarding, and establishing acceptance criteria for software deliverables,” said Dr. Bill Curtis, CISQ Executive Director. Prior to leading CISQ, Dr. Curtis led development of the Capability Maturity Model at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, a CISQ co-founder. “We look forward to partnering with IAOP to advise the outsourcing industry on best practices for measuring quality code and architecture.”

 

As a result of this partnership, IAOP and CISQ will offer new membership benefits and educational opportunities. IAOP members are invited to a March 7 webinar, Using Software Quality Standards in Outsourced IT Vendor Engagements – a Fortune 100 Case Study, hosted by CISQ. IAOP hosts its Outsourcing World Summit® series of conferences and events in the U.S. and Europe, as well as chapter meetings, courses, and workshops where CISQ will participate. CISQ members are now eligible to receive a discount on IAOP membership and events.

 

About IAOP®
IAOP is the global association that brings together customers, providers, and advisors in a collaborative, knowledge-based environment that promotes professional and organizational development, recognition, certification, and excellence to improve business service models and outcomes. Our members and affiliates worldwide are digging deep at IAOP conferences, learning at IAOP chapter meetings, getting trained and certified at IAOP courses and workshops, and connecting through IAOP social media, all with one goal: better business results. Whether you are a customer, provider or advisor, new to collaborative business models like outsourcing, or you are an experienced professional, IAOP connects you and your organization to our growing global community and to the resources you need to get the results your company deserves and demands. Visit www.IAOP.org.

 

About CISQ
The Consortium for IT Software Quality™ (CISQ™) is an IT leadership group that develops standards for automating the measurement of software size, structural quality, and related measures from static analysis of source code. Standards developed by CISQ are “acquisition-ready” to help the IT industry measure and manage the quality of software products developed internally or by third parties. CISQ was founded in 2010 when the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University and the Object Management Group (OMG), a technology standards consortium, were approached by system integrators and asked to develop standards for measuring software attributes such as reliability and security. These attributes were appearing in development and outsourcing contracts as the equivalent of service level agreements, and every customer had a different definition of how they were to be measured. To date, CISQ has delivered automatable standards for Function Points, Enhancement Points, Security, Reliability, Performance Efficiency, Maintainability and Technical Debt. Visit www.it-cisq.org.

 

Contact

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

 

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