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The Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) is an IT industry leadership group comprising IT executives from the Global 2000, system integrators, outsourced service providers, and software technology vendors committed to making improvements in the quality of IT application software.[1]

Jointly organized by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University and the Object Management Group (OMG), CISQ is designed to be a neutral forum in which customers and suppliers of IT application software can develop an industry-wide agenda of actions for defining, measuring, and improving IT software quality.[2][3]

The founders of CISQ are Dr. Paul D. Nielsen, Director and CEO of SEI and Dr. Richard Mark Soley, Chairman and CEO of OMG. Dr. Bill Curtis, the co-author of the CMM framework is CISQ's first Director. Software measurement and productivity expert Capers Jones is a CISQ Distinguished Advisor.

CISQ Objectives[4]

  • 1. Advise, educate, and be the voice to business and government leaders on the strategic and mission critical importance of IT software quality
  • 2. Develop standard measures of quality attributes to be used by IT and the business for evaluating the software quality and risk of multi-tier IT applications.
  • 3. Propose methods for using these quality measures in negotiating and managing the acquisition or maintenance of IT application software.
  • 4. Develop and promote professional licensing for those providing services to assess the quality of IT application software.
  • 5. Establish an online IT industry forum for addressing IT application software quality issues.

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