CISQ Forum

Modern Metrics for Productivity and Continuous Improvement

DATE: June 18, 2019
TIME: 1:00pm – 5:00pm followed by a reception
VENUE:Park Inn Amsterdam City West, La Guardiaweg 59 NL-1043 DE Amsterdam Netherlands

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The Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) is hosting a special event in Amsterdam on Tuesday, June 18 on the topics of agile development, DevOps, metrics, and standards for high-quality software engineering, productivity, and managing technical debt.

We’re at the intersection of agile behavior and digital engineering. Next-generation agile development will have to leverage unprecedented levels of automation from inception to implementation, and beyond. Speakers at the CISQ Forum will discuss how to increase velocity and reduce lead time without sacrificing quality or generating high levels of technical debt. We will discuss how to maximize automation within agile and the DevOps toolchain and strategies that take advantage of emerging standards and best practices.

This event is part of the OMG Technical Meeting, June 17-21 in Amsterdam.


1:00pm Welcome & Introductions
David Norton, Executive Director, Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ)

Keynote Address
Sonja Noben, Founder and Chief Executive, digitalscaler
former head of Transformation and Touchpoint Architecture Delivery at ING and CIO of BNP Paribas Fortis

Sonja Noben is a leader of large-scale digital transformation initiatives, having spent over a decade leading ING to become one of the most successful case studies in this space. In this keynote, Sonja will share her experiences and best practices for creating a business operating model that is adaptable to a rapidly changing and challenging world context.


Measuring IT Risk and Innovation with Metrics
Moderated by David Norton, Executive Director, Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ)

This panel will discuss how companies are building software today and how approaches have changed over the last few years. We will discuss how IT risk is measured, the cost of IT to the business, and how to balance technical debt with innovation. How does agile reduce this risk, or does it increase it? Hear lessons learned from your peers and help us navigate the path forward.

2:45pm Break

Automating Software Quality Measurement with Standards
Paul Bentz, Director of Government and Industry Programs, Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ)

The Consortium for IT Software Quality has pioneered the development of international standards to automate software quality measurement. These standards enable organizations developing or acquiring software-intensive systems to measure the operational risk software poses to the business, as well as estimate the cost of ownership. Paul Bentz will provide an overview of standards for software measurement and discuss the role of standards in delivering quality software at scale.   


Measuring Development Productivity
Harold van Heeringen, Senior Consultant, METRI; Board Member, NESMA; President, International Software Benchmarking Standards Group

This session will explore best practices in productivity and performance measurement. Companies are grappling with how to properly scope and measure agile development as there is little control over value delivered and cost. Harold van Heeringen will discuss trends and key metrics for agile teams.


Measuring Quality and Velocity in DevOps
Prabha Anand, AVP, Cognizant

DevOps greatly speeds up the deployment of applications, some changing on a daily or even hourly basis, which increases enterprise agility but may result in unintended vulnerabilities without the proper metrics. This session will review the DevOps toolchain and best practices for measuring time to deliver, quality and technical debt.

5:00pm - 6:00pm Networking Reception


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