Industry Context

Information technology is evolving rapidly, and when its impact is very significant (as in mission-critical and safety and health-related software systems), the design of software measures and related software measuring instruments, including measurement case studies as reference material, must evolve to stay ahead of software technology. The COSMIC Group has set up a taskforce on sizing DevOps to address the gaps and weaknesses in the coverage of its set of software sizing measurement Guidelines and case studies.

COSMIC DevOps Taskforce approach

The COSMIC Group had identified that a considerable amount of new highly specialized knowledge must be developed to leverage the benefits of using COSMIC Function Points in sizing DevOps:

  • Identification of strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in DevOps actual measurement coverage.
  • Identification of candidate COSMIC contributions to DevOps measurement coverage.
  • Design of an integrated quantitative DevOps measurement model integrating COSMIC sizing contributions to both DevOps software products and portfolios.
  • Field tests with the design of DevOps measurement case studies.
  • Internal COSMIC reviews for validation and improvements.
  • Initial public version.


The availability and international recognition of such standard measurement standards for sizing in DevOps portfolio context is of practical interest to software organizations and their customer bases, for both small and large organizations at an international level.

Professional Contributors:

Task force leader: Dr. Sylvie Trudel (UQAM-Université du Québec à Montréal,  Canada)

Core members:

Dr. Desharnais

Colin Hammond

Francois Bordeleau

Pierre Bélanger (Évident-Olympus)

Review members:

A workshop session will be held at the IWSM MENSURA 2024 Conference with the contents given below:

  • Information sharing, position of TaskForce Leaders
  • Discussion & Exchange of Views- Opinions
  • Planning of next goals and objectives
  • Planning of short term, mid-term and long term steps