We're in an era of "nine-digit defects" where IT outages, security breaches, and performance degradation issues can cost organizations in the millions of dollars. Software quality is a Board room issue.
The Information Technology (IT) industry needs standard measures for evaluating software quality. In fact, all industries that rely on software-intensive systems need these metrics to assess the risk and cost of their digital assets and platforms. Automated measurement is critical given the complexity of modern systems, the fast pace of development, and the future of auto-generated code (think AI).
Establishing a global standard for software structural quality is an important step for enabling these measures to be used in acquiring IT services from suppliers or for apples-to-apples comparison in benchmarking applications and the quality of new development. CISQ fills a critical void since there are no other standards bodies developing standards for automating the measurement of size and quality from the source code of a software system.