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September 19, 2017

Updated September 16, 2017


About the Presentation:

Title: Top 10 Function Point Uses in Mature Software Organizations

Tuesday, 9/19/2017
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Location: Panera Bread
2285 Ulmerton Road
Clearwater, FL


Presenter: Carol Dekkers

Ms. Carol Dekkers is a Certified Function Point Specialist (CFPS-Fellow), and is an expert in measurement-based project estimation and software metrics. She is uniquely qualified to advise IT teams on best practices as she is also a Project Management Professional (PMP), a Professional Engineer (Canada) and is Agile Expert Certified (AEC), and Scrum Master Certified (SMC). She is president of Quality Plus Technologies, Inc. Based in St Petersburg, FL.

With over 25 years of FP and metrics experience, she is equally comfortable working with technical professionals and “C” suite executives who want to achieve success with software measurement. Carol’s background and consulting experience spans a wide range of industries including banking, healthcare, insurance, engineering, military, government, and others. As a result of Carol’s leadership, her clients attain success in function point analysis, project estimation, software measurement and project management.
Carol has shared her expertise by keynoting international project management and measurement conferences in over 30 countries, including SAP’s (Germany) Global Quality Days. She is a published author of Function Points: Tools for Project Management Metrics; the co-author of industry textbooks including: The IT Measurement Compendium: Estimating and Benchmarking Success with Functional Size Measurement; IT Measurement: Practical Advice from the Experts; Program Management Toolkit for Software and Systems Development; Practical Project Estimation; Fundamental Concepts for the Software Quality Engineer, Volume 2; The IFPUG Guide to IT and Software Measurement; a frequent contributor to Quantitative Software Management’s blog (QSM.com) and her own MusingsAboutSoftwareDevelopment.WordPress.com blog; and has published over 100 industry articles.
Carol has been a member of the International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG) since 1992 and currently serves as the Director of Communications and Marketing on their Board of Directors (previously holding past positions as President since 1994.)


Description:
The agenda for this very informative presentation includes:
• Basic Function Point concepts
• Agile and FP
• Top 10 FP uses by mature organizations
• Steps to a sustainable measurement program
• Q & A

Future Meetings:
We meet the 3rd Tuesday every other month (unless it conflicts w/ a QAI conference).

tentative 2017 Schedule:
November 21, 2017
Holiday Party December 2017
January 16, 2018


Previous Presentations:
Click here to download the Function Point presentation.
Click here to download the DevOps presentation.
Click here to download the JIRA Out of the Box presentation.
Click here to download the Tampa Bay QAA & KFORCE presentation.
Click here to download the PMIAA THE BASICS presentation.
Click here to download the Introduction to Scrum presentation.
Click here to download the Solutions Workshop Notes.
Click here to download the Power to the Tester presentation.
Click here to download the Soft Skills Toolkit presentation.
Click here to download the Using Testing Metrics presentation.
Click here to download the Top Ten Challenges presentation.
Click here to download the Software Engineerings Fourth Wave presentation.
Click here to download the Reduce Investment Risk presentation.
Click here to download the Solutions Workshop Notes.
Click here to download the Session Based Testing presentation.
Click here to download the Assembly-line Driven Development presentation.
Click here to download the Agile Scrum - Artifacts and roles presentation.
Click here to download the Agile Scrum - High Level Overview presentation.
Click here to download the Defect Analytics and Test Design Optimization for Quality Improvement.



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   Vice President:  Pam Ripplinger
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