This week Mauricio Aguiar and Christine Green join me to discuss the state and future of Software Measurement. Mauricio, Christine, and I are all recent Past Presidents of the International Function Point Users Group (the largest international software measurement association). The conversation is both provocative and enlightening. 

Note, the audio of my voice is a little muffled but the important parts of the conversation come from Christine’s and Mauricio’s lips. I know what the issue was and have added a step to my interview checklist. 


Mauricio Aguiar is the founder of TI Metricas, a leading software measurement company based in Brazil. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Mauricio was elected President of the International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG) for 2005-2007 and also for 2017-2019, after serving on the IFPUG Board since 2000. Mauricio was involved with the implementation of function point analysis and metrics programs in many Brazilian and multinational organizations. As a second career, he now does pro-bono work as a hypnotherapist.


TI Metricas:   (Company Website)

Christine is the founder of IP by Green, senior consultant, and past president of IFPUG.


IP by Green:  (Company Website)

Re-Read Saturday News 

This week, Chapter 8 of Project to Produc (Amazon Affiliate Link). The chapter is titled Specialized Tools and the Value Stream. I was presented with a scenario this week in which product, UX, development, testing, and security operated within their own boundaries with their own goals and tools — silos. Chapter 8 has something to say about the impact of silos.

Catch up on previous installments:

Week 1: Foreword and Introduction 

Week 2: Age of Software 

Week 3: From Project to Product 

Week 4: Introducing The Flow Framework

Week 5: Capturing Flow Metrics 

Week 6: Connecting to Business Results 

Week 7: Tracking Disruptions 

Week 8: The Ground Truth of Enterprise Tool Networks –

Week 9: Specialized Tools and the Value Stream 


Next week we will continue our exploration of the team lead’s role in agile frameworks. As with anything that involves humans and hierarchies the role is not straightforward. 

We will also return to the QA Corner to visit Jeremy Berriault