Dr. Abran is an IEEE Life Senior member and an Emeritus Professor at Ecole de Technologie Supérieure – ETS (Canada). He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique (Canada) and master degrees in Management Sciences and Electrical Engineering from U. of Ottawa (Canada). He worked for 20 years in the Canadian banking industry, followed by +20 years of teaching and research at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) & École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS).
Dr. Abran industry-oriented research has influenced a number of international standards in software engineering, such as: ISO 15939, ISO 19759, ISO 19761 and ISO 14143-3. Dr. Abran research interest includes software estimation, software quality measurement, software functional size measurement, software project and software maintenance management.
Keynote Speech: Story Points Coverage of Business Needs: Challenges and Research Directions
Story Points, as an estimation technique, has reached within a few years a huge market penetration across the world, in both public and private organizations.
In comparison, Function Points-based estimation techniques have a very low industry usage and are even unknown by most software developers.
Story Points do address some short-term needs of software developers, at almost no cost, but are they robust enough to meet the information needs of senior ICT management and customer executives?
This talk will discuss some of the issues involved, including challenges and some foreseeable research directions.