Needham, MA, October 20, 2015 – The Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) announced today that Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) is joining the Consortium as a Silver sponsor. Booz Allen Hamilton provides management, technology consulting and engineering services to leading Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and not-for-profits across the globe. The firm is the sixth major sponsor to join CISQ’s roster of supporters that are advancing the adoption of software quality standards in the IT industry.
Over the next year, Booz Allen Hamilton will contribute to new CISQ software quality specifications, including Automated Enhancement Function Points, which is a measure of software size to be used in the analysis of maintenance activities and productivity; Technical Debt, which is a measure of software cost, effort and risk due to defects remaining in code at release; and Quality-Adjusted Productivity, which is a measure of development productivity that takes into account the quality of software produced.
In addition to software quality standards, Booz Allen Hamilton will be among the first organizations to pilot the CISQ conformance assessment program which is under development for certifying the structural quality of software according to CISQ measures.
Dan Tucker, a principal at Booz Allen and leader in the firm’s Systems Delivery Group noted, “Booz Allen has invested in continuous, annual improvement for our systems delivery business for over 15 years to ensure we’re delivering the highest quality solutions to our clients. As an extension of this commitment, we enthusiastically embrace any efforts to more uniformly define software quality metrics across industry. We look forward to partnering with CISQ on this initiative.”
Booz Allen and CISQ co-sponsor CAST recently developed a joint paper on software quality for systems delivery, available here.
“Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology consulting for more than 100 years, so we are very excited they are joining CISQ as a sponsor,” said Dr. Bill Curtis, Executive Director, CISQ. “Their expertise assisting our nation’s defense and civilian agencies, especially in the area of IT acquisition, will make an immediate impact as we develop CISQ “acquisition-ready” software quality specifications to manage IT risk and cybersecurity in the Federal Government. Booz Allen Hamilton will also be instrumental in helping CISQ determine industry benchmarks for software quality.”
Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Booz Allen Hamilton employs more than 22,500 people globally. With revenue of $5.27 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2015, the firm partners with public and private sector clients to solve their most difficult challenges through a combination of consulting, analytics, mission operations, technology, systems delivery, cybersecurity, engineering, and innovation expertise.
For more information about CISQ sponsorship, please visit: http://it-cisq.org/become-a-sponsor/.
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 Accenture, ATOS, Booz Allen Hamilton, CAST, Huawei and WIPRO. For more information, visit www.it-cisq.org.
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