The current state of outsourced application development is a sorry state of affairs because of myriad software quality issues causing unprecedented glitches and crashes. It’s not that all outsourcers are making terrible software, rather, it’s that governments and organizations have no way of accurately measuring the performance, robustness, security, risk, and structural quality of the applications once they’ve been handed the keys.
That’s why CISQ, leader in setting the standard for software measurement in the enterprise, will be hosting a seminar this Wednesday, March 26 about software quality for federal acquisitions. Speakers will be providing valuable information on the role of software analysis and measurement in acquiring government systems including: best practices for deploying and using software measures in productivity analysis and improvement, vendor management, benchmarking, and structural quality management. CISQ is co-sponsored by The Object Management Group (OMG) and the Software Engineering Institute (SEI).
Our own Bill Curtis will be presenting how CISQ’s software quality measures can be used to provide valuable information about contracting and acquisition in the federal IT space. Areas of focus will include acquisition practice, sizing and estimating, and developments in assurance and security. IT leaders can expect to walk away with actionable insights and best practices for deploying and using software measures in productivity analysis and improvement, vendor management, benchmarking, and structural quality management.
You can register for the seminar here, which will be taking place this Wednesday at the HYATT Reston Town Center in Reston, VA. We hope to see you there!
Erik Oltmans, an Associate Partner from EY, Netherlands, spoke at the Software Intelligence Forum on how the consulting behemoth uses Software Intelligence in its Transaction Advisory services.
Erik describes the changing landscape of M & A. Besides the financial and commercial aspects, PE firms now equally value technical assessments, especially for targets with significant software assets. He goes on to detail how CAST Highlight makes these assessments possible with limited access to the targetâ€™s systems, customized quality metrics, and liability implications of open source components - all three that are critical for an M&A due diligence.