FiSMA – For better Management
Finnish Software Measurement Association FiSMA is a non-profit, independent 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 subcommittee.
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, 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 consists of knowledge and experience sharing about upcoming standards and how to utilize the existing ones. Knowledge sharing takes place in different taskforce meetings, seminars and workshops. Standards create added value for software industry through shortening time-to-market time by offering common concepts for all contributors. This is especially valued by companies operating in international environment, but also local software companies gain benefits out of standards for sure.
FiSMA arranges also training for the members in order to ease a utilisation of standards.
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 3.6.2013