Michael Muller
Michael Muller - Product Owner Cloud-Based Software Analytics & Benchmarking at CAST
Michael Muller is a 15-year veteran in the software quality and measurement space. His areas of expertise include code quality, technical debt assessment, software quality remediation strategy, and application portfolio management. Michael manages the Appmarq product and benchmark database and is part of the CAST Research Labs analysis team that generates the industry-renowned CRASH reports.
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Are Blockers to Application Cloud Migration Software Engineering Issues in Disguise?
Most Inhibitors to App Cloud Migration are Pure Software Engineering Issues
Most Inhibitors to App Cloud Migration are Pure Software Engineering Issues
The Cloud Virtuous Circle: When Infra Savings Finance the App Value
The Cloud Virtuous Circle: When Infra Savings Finance the App Value
How to establish a Business-Centric PaaS migration roadmap
How to establish a Business-Centric PaaS migration roadmap
Please… launch new projects as PaaS / Cloud-native
Please… launch new projects as PaaS / Cloud-native
Take the Full Advantage of Cloud Cost Reduction with Containerization as a Service
Take the Full Advantage of Cloud Cost Reduction with Containerization as a Service
Place the Application Landscape at the Core of your Cloud Adoption Strategy
Place the Application Landscape at the Core of your Cloud Adoption Strategy
Reducing Technology Risk in M&As – The Case For Application Portfolio Analysis
Reducing Technology Risk in M&As – The Case For Application Portfolio Analysis

While you're reading this article, if you come across words – and even sentences – that you don’t understand, there's a high chance you feel like developers do when they're looking at lines of code with a high level of nested complexity. A high level of software complexity can make it difficult to determine architectural hotspots where risk and cost emanate.

Software Complexity Is Killing Us
How Channel Partners Can Help Customers Achieve Digital Transformation
How Channel Partners Can Help Customers Achieve Digital Transformation
A smarter way to M&A
A smarter way to M&A

1On April 6th, CAST held a user group meeting on the topic of function point analysis and software productivity measurement. The meeting gathered more than 20 software measurement professionals from major companies in the banking, IT consulting, telecom, aviation and public sectors for a two-hour working session to discuss the benefits of function point analysis testing.

The event featured presentations including:

  1. An IBM case study on how they worked with CAST to integrate and secure an Automated Function Point (AFP) approach with a big player in the aeronautic sector within TMA Systems
  2. Functional sizing case study
  3. Updates on the new CISQ standards for Automated Function Points
  4. The importance of internal and external benchmarking
CAST User Group on Function Point Analysis: Key Findings
A Financier’s Guide to Technical Debt
A Financier’s Guide to Technical Debt

As Larry Quinlan, Global CIO, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited explains, “CIOs need the courage to make the investments that reduce technical debt -- and the knowledge and the team to know where and when to make those investments.”

Technical Debt: Is Management Only Getting Half the Picture?