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This part of the Reference Section provides references to other web sites we have found useful. (GIFPA Ltd. 2016 is not responsible for the content of external web sites.)

Software Process Improvement

ESPI Foundation
promotes good software and systems engineering practice in Europe through the adoption of process improvement. We provide information to assist those starting out on the process improvement journey, and facilitate exchange of knowledge and experience between practicing organisations.

Holagent Europe
provides systems based on Predicate Logic's TychoMetrics® software to automate the process of collecting, processing and reporting metrics. Automation replaces a manual process that uses spreadsheets which is often fragmented across multiple projects thereby hiding its true cost from management. The TychoMetrics payback is compelling with an ROI measured in months.

Process Transition International, Inc.
SEISM authorised lead assessors for CBA IPI and SCAMPISM. CMMI® and CMM® based Consultancy, Training and Books for assessing and improving software processes.

Software Engineering Institute
Part of the Carnegie Mellon University and home of the CMM® and CMMI®

The SPICE Project
SPICE is a major international initiative to support the development of an International Standard for Software Process Assessment.

Software Measurement

COSMIC
Home of the COmmon Software Measurement International Consortium
providing information about the COSMIC-FFP Method and answers to frequently asked questions.

ISBSG - International Software Benchmarking Standards Group
Sponsored by GIFPA and others, providing metrics, products and services for software development.

The Goal/Question/Metric Method
a practical method for quality improvement of software development.

The IT Metrics and Productivity Institute has a free weekly electronic newsletter that you can subscribe to.

UKSMA - United Kingdom Software Metrics Association
A member run user group to support users of functional sizing methods. Its activities include method support, conferences, tutorials, certification exams and participation in international standards development.

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