México

mexico
In México the COSMIC organization is represented by Carlos Duarte and Francisco Valdés Souto.
Carlos Joaquín Duarte Camacho is the Process Director at Applied Protocol Interfaces in Mexico. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix  (2010) and a Master in Information Technologies Management from Tecnológico de Monterrey (2001). He is also a Chair Professor at the Engineering Department  of the Tecnologíco de Monterrey Campus Sinaloa.  Over the years he has worked as a technical advisor to the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation of the Federal Government, General Coordinator of Technological Development in the Government of the State of Sinaloa, Head of the Department of Statistics of the Ministry of Planning and Development in the Government of the State of Sinaloa, Head of Department of Systems and Computers in CONASUPO (National Company of Popular Subsistence), and at the retail firm COPPEL.You can contact Carlos at carlos.duarte @ cosmic-sizing.org.
FranciscoValdesSouto Francisco has a PhD from at École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS) from the Quebec University at Montreal in the Dept. of Software Engineering, and has a Master’s degree in IT Management from the ITAM (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México), holds a Project Manager Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and was the first Mexican to became COSMIC Certification Entry-Level (CCFL).He is actively involved with software engineering standards with ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7 – Software and System Engineering in Mexican section. And has more than 18 years in critical software development and project management working for the Mexican Central Bank, Mexican Institute for Social Security (IMSS) and some other companies.

Francisco is the founder and director of  SPINGERE, the first company in Mexico specialized in software measurement and estimation, and actually the only authorized vendor for training, consultancy & certification, including providing advice on implementing COSMIC Measurement, benchmarking and COSMIC related research.

Also was the founder of the Software Metrics Mexican Association (AMMS) and the Special Interest Group in COSMIC for Mexico.

His research interests include software estimation models, software measurement and functional size measurement methods. Get involved with COSMIC since 2008, when he was a PhD student at the ETS and his tutor was Dr. Alain Abran.

You can contact Francisco at francisco.valdes @ cosmic-sizing.org.

Es Doctor (PhD) por la Escuela de Tecnología Superior (ETS) de la Universidad de Quebec en Montreal, en el departamento de Ingeniería de Software, tiene una Maestría en Administración de TI por parte del Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), así mismo tiene distintas certificaciones como  Project Manager Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master ( CSM) y fue el primer mexicano que se certificó en COSMIC Certification Entry-Level (CCFL).Participa activamente en la sección mexicana relacionada con estándares de ingeniería de software ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7 – Software and System Engineering. Cuenta con más de 18 años en el desarrollo crítico de software y administración de proyectos trabajando para Banco de México, el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) y otras empresas.

Fundó SPINGERE, la primera empresa mexicana especializada en medición de software y estimación, actualmente es el único proveedor autorizado por el Consorcio para proporcionar entrenamiento, consultoría y certificación, incluyendo consultoría en implementación del método COSMIC, benchmarking e investigación relacionada con COSMIC.

También fundó la Asociación Mexicana de Métricas de Software (AMMS) y creó el Special Interest Group in COSMIC para México.

Sus intereses de investigación incluyen estimación de modelos, medición de software y métodos de medición funcional. Se involucró con el método COSMIC desde 2008, cuando era estudiante del doctorado en la ETS y tuvo como Tutor al Dr. Alain Abran.

 

Local news on the use of COSMIC in México can be found on the site of Grupo de interés en COSMIC para México.