United States

USA
In the Unites States the COSMIC organization is represented by David Herron and Bruce Reynolds.
David Herron David is one of the original founders of David Consulting Group providing clients with opportunities to measure and improve their software delivery performance.  David is an acknowledged authority in the use of Function Point Analysis. His client consulting engagements typically include performance measurement, project sizing and estimating and vendor management.He is also a Certified Scrum Master and coaches teams getting started with Agile.The author of several books on the topic of Function Point Analysis and Software Measurement, he is a sought after presenter at industry conferences.He has been a COSMIC representative to the US since 2013.You can contact David at david.herron @ cosmic-sizing.org.
Bruce Reynolds Bruce is a software cost estimation professional with expertise in functional size measurement, financial analysis, economic analysis, business case analysis and life cycle cost estimating. Since 2004, Bruce works at TECOLOTE RESEARCH, Arlington, VA (USA) where he has supported the:

  • Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), formerly, the United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) program for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
  • Department of Defense (DoD) Business Transformation Agency (BTA) Investment Management sub directorate.

He has also worked as a financial analyst for a number of US organizations, from 1985 to 2004. He is a certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (International Cost Estimation and Analysis Association – ICEAA) and he holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Florida.

He became involved with the COSMIC method in 2010 after having been a member of IFPUG since 2009. He developed an estimate using the COSMIC method for an operational data store extract, transform and load (ETL) project for an extremely large biometric database in Oracle using the Informatica COTS package. In April of 2015, he attended the Computer Software and Systems Engineering (CSSE) Annual Research Review (ARR), and promoted the COSMIC method with the faculty leadership at the University of Southern California (USC).

He has been a COSMIC representative to the US since 2015.

You can contact Bruce at bruce.reynolds @ cosmic-sizing.org.

When you are looking for commercial support for your COSMIC activities in the United States, please take a look at our list of vendors.