ACOSM2009 - The Australian Conference on Software Measurement
"Achieving Positive Outcomes in a Changing World"
Sydney, Friday 13 November 2009
CHARISMATEK Software Metrics is proud to be a sponsor of
ACOSM2009, the Australian Conference on Software
Measurement, will be held in Sydney, Australia on Friday 13 November 2009.
Since 1991 ACOSM has been a significant annual event
for all IT professionals interested in the practical application of software
measurement & metrics to enhance the software process, to improve software
quality and to deliver real value to software suppliers and clients.
In keeping with the theme for ACOSM2009, "Achieving Positive
Outcomes in a Changing World", this year's presentations focus on
demonstrating how software metrics & measurement are being used to address
the broad range of contemporary issues faced by both software suppliers and
clients in todayís challenging environment.
ACOSM2009's keynote, Rightshifting Ė The Lean and
Agile Way to Higher Performance, will be presented by Grant Rule from
Software Measurement Services in the United Kingdom. Grant's
presentation will present the current gulf between potential and actual
software delivery performance and outline why this represents a huge
opportunity for organisations able to implement the necessary change and
take the appropriate actions.
"Thereís an elephant in the room. Itís big, itís pink
and itís embarrassing Ö many folk pretend it isnít there. But the fact
is, thereís an elephantine gulf between the potential of the software
creative process and the effective delivery of value to business users and
Most benchmark data agrees. The distribution of
performance is strongly left-skewed. Many firms (75-80%) run projects that
waste up to 80% of the available worktime, performing activities that, from
the customer perspective, add no value. The performance Ďnormí is
actually pretty poor. Lots of people donít notice this, because they
have never had the chance to experience or observe more effective practices.
There are, however, a sufficient number of more effective performers to form
a 'long-tail' to the right on the performance distribution. They
demonstrate that performance x4, x5 or more times 'the norm' is achievable.
Any business that wants to lead in their marketplace has to achieve a future
state in which their process performance is shifted to the right of their
For further details including the conference program,
registration and to view presentations from previous ACOSMs, visit the QESP
website at www.qesp.org.au.
You can also contact QESP at