FiSMA – For better Management
Finnish Software Measurement Association FiSMA is a non-profit, independent registered association focusing on better management through improving the quality and measurability of software & systems engineering and IT service management.
FiSMA’s membership is intended for all companies, research units, universities and other institutes interested in software measurement. At the moment, there are about 40 active member organisations and local software process improvement networks (SPINs).
FiSMA is actively participating standardisation activities and perform as a national body of Finland in developing standards under ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7, Software and Systems Engineering sub comittee.
Areas of standardisation which FiSMA follows particularly:
- Software and systems engineering frameworks (ISO/IEC 12207, ISO/IEC 15288, ISO/IEC 15504, CMMI)
- Measurement of software projects (ISO/IEC 14143 ja ISO/IEC 29881)
- IT service management (ISO/IEC 20000)
- Product quality (ISO/IEC 25000)
- Process profiles of very small enterprises (ISO/IEC 29110)
- Software testing (ISO/IEC 29119).
Major part of FiSMA’s operations consist of knowledge and experience sharing about upcoming standards and how to utilize the existing ones. Standars create added value for software industry through shortoning time-to-market time by offering common concepts for all contributors. This is especially beneficial for companies which operate in international environment, but also local software companies gains from standards. Knowledge sharing takes place in work group meetings, seminars and workshops.
FiSMA arrange also training for the members in order to make utilisation of standards easier for the software companies.
FiSMA was established in 1992 with name LATURI user group. In 1998 it changed its name to FiSMA and expanded its operation to the current level. FiSMA is a member in ISBSG (International Software Benchmarking Standards Group) and in EuroSPI network.
FiSMA is a member of an open network of metrics/measurement associations in various countries. Network is called MAIN (Metrics Associations International Network). See more details in http://www.mai-net.org/ .
Sivun alkuun Sivua muokattu 24.1.2013