September 08, 2009 09:00 ET

CAST Webinar to Feature Software Productivity Expert Capers Jones

Jones to Discuss IT Productivity Measurement and Explain How Measures Such as Function Points Can Be Put to Pragmatic Use

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 8, 2009) - CAST (, the worldwide leader in Automated Application Intelligence, today announced a Webinar featuring software productivity and measurement expert Capers Jones. Scheduled for Thursday, September 10 at 11:00 a.m. EDT, the "Capers Jones on IT Productivity Measurement: Function Points and Beyond" Webinar will feature a discussion on how organizations can measure software quality and IT productivity within software development.

Many IT executives are interested in measuring the output of their organization's application development and maintenance efforts. This need is often driven by business executives who want to understand IT costs or by IT management's desire to optimize sourcing decisions. Measuring software output has progressed significantly in recent years and companies are now able to apply low-cost, high-speed approaches to calculate Function Points and other output measures.

In this Webinar, Capers Jones will discuss:

--  Limitations in current and historical approaches to software
    productivity measurement;
--  The use of Function Points in measuring software size and effort;
--  Applying quality and cost benchmarks; and
--  Techniques for achieving a successful productivity measurement

WHAT:     "Capers Jones on IT Productivity Measurement: Function Points and
          Beyond" Webinar

WHO:      Capers Jones, a recognized authority on software measurement

WHEN:     Thursday, September 10
          11:00 a.m. EDT / 5:00 p.m. CEST / 4:00 p.m. BST / 8:00 a.m. PDT

WHERE:    Please register to attend the Webinar at the following link:

About Capers Jones

Capers Jones is a leading author and speaker on software productivity and measurement. He is a frequent speaker at software engineering conferences and has written some of the most widely read books on software productivity. Formerly a senior researcher at IBM's Santa Teresa software laboratory and Assistant Director of Applied Technology at the ITT Programming Technology Center, Jones is Chairman and Founder of Software Productivity Research. He is also a member of IEEE Computer Society and the International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG).

About CAST

CAST is the world leader and pioneer in Application Intelligence. CAST provides IT and business executives with precise, quantified insight to immediately and significantly improve the business performance of their critical software assets. More than 650 companies across all industry sectors and geographies rely on CAST to prevent business disruption while reducing hard IT costs. CAST is an integral part of software delivery and maintenance at the world's leading IT service providers including Accenture, IBM, Capgemini and CSC. Founded in 1990, CAST is listed on NYSE-Euronext (Euronext: CAS) and serves Global 2000 organizations worldwide with a global network of offices in the U.S. and Europe. For more information, visit

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