México

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In México the COSMIC organization is represented by Francisco Valdés Souto and Ricardo Cardenas Estrada.
FranciscoValdesSouto Francisco Valdés 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.
Ricardo Cardenas is a graduate of Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Sinaloa as an Information Systems Engineer, has certifications such as scrum fundamentals (SFC), Scrum Master Accredited (SMAC) and COSMIC (CCFL). He has more than 13 years of experience in the area of Information Technology as a business analyst, project leader, consultant and business information systems consultant.
At Coppel he started with the implementation of an agile development methodology based on the SCRUM framework, as well as the implementation of the COSMIC standard for measuring functional size and effort estimation models for software development, he is currently the Manager of the Office of Software Measurement.
He has participated in the Software Engineering Week of the Panamericana University of Mexico City, as well as in the National Congress of Software Measurement and Estimation in its 2017 and 2019 editions.
You can contact Ricardo at ricardo.cardenas @ cosmic-sizing.org.

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