IFPUG relies on the support of volunteer leaders from the Board of Directors, committees, taskforces and other contributors to continue to grow the organization and the value of function points across the globe.
Thank you to all of our current and past volunteers for your service and expertise!
Interested in volunteering? Learn more about how to get started here.
Business Applications Committee
The purpose of the Business Applications Committee (BAC) is to contribute to C-level and management decision-making using quantitative approach. The function of the BAC is to encourage and support the development and definition of standardized metric-based business practices utilizing unit of size based on IFPUG sizing standards such as: value based contracting, value based price modelling, estimating models, cost modelling, measurement, productivity models and analysis, productivity and quality indicators, and benchmarking analysis.
The Certification Committee's mission is to develop and maintain a professional Function Point certification program for counting practitioners, training materials and software tools.
Communications and Marketing Committee
The Communications and Marketing Committee (CMC) is responsible for promoting the value of IFPUG to the key stakeholders around the world and keeping current members informed of valuable benefits, news and events. The CMC oversees the MetricViews publication, website, eblasts, social media and more.
Functional Sizing Standards Committee
The Functional Sizing Standards Committee (FSSC) is responsible for the oversight and maintenance of the IFPUG Counting Practices Manual, serving as a forum for resolving issues in counting methodology, producing periodic guidance content for the membership such as case studies, white papers, iTips, webinars and videos. The FSSC will monitor the IFPUG discussion forums and continue supporting various interest groups.
Industry Standards Committee
The Industry Standards Committee (ISC) is working on behalf of IFPUG members to advance Function Points as an international Software Engineering Standard through ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7 and SNAP through IEEE. The committee also participates in the development and review of other related software engineering standards related to software lifecycle, artificial intelligence, internet-of-things, blockchain, quality assurance, software measurement, software process improvement and benchmarking. The ISC also fosters cooperation and collaboration between IFPUG and other standards communities such as: IEEE, NIST, TM Forum, ISBSG, OMG and other ISO standards committees.
International Membership Committee
The mission of the International Membership Committee (IMC) is to act as the voice of the membership. The IMC is charged with enhancing IFPUG members’ experiences, growing membership value and increasing membership.
Non-Functional Sizing Standards Committee
The Non-Functional Sizing Standards Committee (NFSSC) is responsible for the oversight and maintenance of the IFPUG SNAP Assessment Practices Manual, serving as a forum for sizing and estimating software non-functional requirements. The committee will also resolve issues in SNAP counting methodology; provide periodic guidance content for the members such as case studies, white papers, webinars and videos.
Partnerships & Events Committee
The Partnerships & Events Committee's (PEC) mission is to discover opportunities to share software metrics methodology worldwide creating valuable partnerships with associations (ONG or commercial); create new training paths, involving CFPS members, to offer new opportunities and create value for the use of their certifications; share results, methodology and comparison studies worldwide through events (on site or via webinar) open not only to IFPUG methods, but compliant with ISO IEC 14143 series; enhance the reach of Function Points with strategically chosen themes for conferences by taking industrial and academic interest into consideration and invigorate the partner market.
Volunteer with IFPUG
Once you become an IFPUG member, you may want to become an IFPUG volunteer. The strength and success of IFPUG lies in harnessing the creativity and energy of its members. IFPUG seeks to achieve this by inviting member participation on one or more of its committees.
Membership in a committee offers opportunities for professional growth. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the direction and success of IFPUG, to meet like-minded people and strengthen your ties within the IFPUG community.
Benefits of Volunteering:
- Global networking opportunities & cross-culture awareness
- Enhanced visibility on IFPUG website, communications and social media
- Early awareness of new software measurement methods, case studies, white papers and more
- Volunteer Certification Fee Benefit: Any IFPUG committee member (post one year of service) may choose one of the following for certification exam or extension free of charge in each fiscal year:
- CFPS Exam
- CFPS Extension
- CSP exam
Get Started as an IFPUG Volunteer Leader:
We are currently accepting applications to join active IFPUG committees. All committee members must be eligible IFPUG members. To become a volunteer, fill out the form below:
You are now just a click away from starting an IFPUG relationship, a relationship that will pay big dividends.
Questions? Contact the IFPUG International Membership Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.