The Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) is pleased to announce
that it will be hosting the seminar, "Measuring and Managing Software
Risk, Security, and Technical Debt" at the Sheraton at the Capitol in
Austin, TX on Wednesday, September 17th. The event will be
co-sponsored by The Center for Advanced Research in Software Engineering
(ARiSE), University of Texas (UT).
The issue of software risk and security affects everyone. With talks
such as "The State of Software Process and Quality in the State of
Texas" from Herb Krasner, Principal Researcher, UT ARiSE; "The Global
State of Software Structural Quality: Do Method and Source Matter?" by
CISQ Director, Dr. Bill Curtis; "New Findings on Measuring the
Effectiveness and Quality of Agile Projects," by Dr. William Nichols,
Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University, and
an update on the latest developments in the national cyber-security
community by Robert Martin, Director, Common Weakness Enumeration
Repository, Mitre Corp, this master seminar will focus on the importance
of good quality software in all domains.
The day will conclude with an explanation of the standardization work
CISQ has been a part of for automating the measurement of functional
size and source code structuralquality. Future work on standards for
measuring technical debt and quality-adjusted productivity will also be
"If you're concerned about software security, technical debt, and other
aspects of software quality, you need to come to this event," said Bill
Curtis, Director, CISQ. "We're going to have thought leaders from The
University of Texas, the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie
Mellon University, Cutter Consortium, IBM, and Mitre explain how your
organization can avoid the pitfalls of software security weakness and
the devastating cost and liability of technical debt."
The registration fee for this event is $50. All interested parties are
invited to attend. To view the full agenda and register, visit www.it-cisq.org/it-products-and-software-quality.
To influence standards work for software quality, learn more about
becoming a member of CISQ at www.it-cisq.org.
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, Huawei, and WIPRO. For more information,
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