United States

USA
In the Unites States the COSMIC organization is represented by Bruce Reynolds and Lonnie Franks.
Lonnie is a Senior Executive Consultant with extensive knowledge and experience in the delivery of large-scale IT projects over the last 35 years, for financial institutions, leading blue chip companies and the government, involving both on-shore and off-shore development.

His key skills include sizing, estimating, planning, organising and controlling large scale IT development projects using proven metrics; ensuring that projects have the expected and required functionality; that projects are done within a reasonable (and predictable) schedule; that projects meet cost targets and benchmarks, and that projects are delivered with exemplary quality.

In the area of quality management, Lonnie’s skills include setting quality targets and measuring the actual quality achieved for all work products; analysing quality variances between expected and actual quality; doing root cause analysis and providing closed loop corrective actions for quality issues; ensuring that the right product is developed in the right way with outstanding quality the first time, and minimising rework because of quality issues.

Lonnie has used IFPUG function point analysis and more recently COSMIC FSM.

You can contact Lonnie at lonnie.franks @ 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.