PSM Participation

Get involved with PSM development!.  We are always looking for good measurement professionals to contribute to achieving the goals and objectives of the PSM program.  Attend a Technical Working Group meeting, create a sample measurement specification, or become a transition organization.  Contact the PSM Support Center to discover how you can best apply your skills and knowledge to the program.

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ISO US Technical Advisory Group

The ISO US Technical Advisory Group, would like to solicit reviewers for the new Software Product Quality Measurement and Evaluation standards. The new series is ISO 25000, SQuaRE. The series of standards covers a software quality model, a measurement reference
model, software quality requirements, and software product quality evaluation. Also included will be standards addressing Measurement Primitives (base measures) and measures for the levels of quality described in the model: quality in use, external quality, and internal quality.

This work will replace existing ISO standards 9126 and 14598. This review is for the U.S. group, so only personnel working for U.S. companies are eligible to participate. If you would like to participate, please send an email to Dave Zubrow (dz@sei.cmu.edu) describing your knowledge of this area and detailing the company or organization you work for.


Technical Working Group

The Technical Working Group (TWG) participates in the development of PSM products.  This is the primary group that creates PSM information products and services.  Current projects under development include:

  • System-of-systems workshop

  • Acquisition measurement workshop

  • Enterprise measurement workshop

  • New technology papers - review and comment

PSM Users' Group Conference

The annual PSM Users Group Conference gathers international measurement professionals for a week of workshops, studies, and information exchanges. Consult the library of proceedings and papers from past conferences for practical ideas and case studies.


Sample Measurement Specifications

PSM Members create model specifications for dozens of PSM-recommended measurements.

Experience Reports

PSM Members and Transition Organizations develop experience reports as models for PSM implementation.  Details...

Transition Organizations

One of the primary goals of the PSM project is to transition measurement into day-to-day practice by working closely with Transition Organizations to deliver PSM products and services to our user base.  Details...

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