New Texas State Laws for IT Project Performance and Cybersecurity

Join Agency CIOs and IT Professionals for a Strategic Breakfast Meeting in Austin

Recent legislation in Texas requires that state agency large IT projects measure and report on indicators for cost, schedule, scope and quality. When done properly, these measurements can be used to drive down costs, control risks, and improve project performance over time. Additionally, the Texas Cybersecurity Act establishes a framework for prioritizing security posture and reporting. The Texas Dept. of Information Resources (DIR), the Quality Assurance Team (QAT) and state agency CIOs and CISOs will be the primary actors to implement these new laws for optimum effect. These new measurement requirements will flow down to all IT vendors that support these projects.

We’re hosting a complimentary breakfast workshop on Tuesday, June 19 from 8:00 – 10:00 in Austin, TX to discuss these new laws and best practices for leveraging these new requirements. Specifically, the areas of quality and cybersecurity measurement will be highlighted at this forum.

Venue: Doubletree by Hilton, 303 W. 15th St., Austin, TX

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Presentation topics

  • New measurement requirements and what they really mean
  • The policies, practices, standards and tools that can be used to support them
  • How to use this technology base to improve delivery performance for more effective IT systems



Time Session
7:45 Check in at registration desk, pick up name badge, breakfast buffet
8:00 Welcome and introductions
Herb Krasner, Texas IT Champion
New (?) Measurements for IT Projects: Leveraging Industry Best Practice
Herb Krasner, Texas IT Champion
Herb spent many years at UT Austin as Professor of Software Engineering, the Director of Outreach Services for the UT Center for Advanced Research in Software Engineering (ARiSE), and founder and CTO of the UT Software Quality Institute (SQI). Herb was instrumental in drafting this legislation and has been publishing a series of position papers to share guidance with state agencies across the U.S. Download presentation
Dr. Bill Curtis, CISQ Executive Director
An Introduction to Automatable Standards for Software Measurement
Dr. Bill Curtis, CISQ Executive Director
Dr. Bill Curtis is Founding Executive Director of the Consortium for Information & Software Quality (CISQ), an IT leadership group that develops standards for measuring software size, quality and technical debt. Dr. Curtis is the American lead on the ISO 25000 series of standards. Download presentation
Philip Crenshaw, Vice President and Global Business
Improving IT with Centralized Management of Code Quality Standards 
Philip Crenshaw, Vice President and Global Business Engineering Leader for CGI’s U.S. Strategic Business Unit
Philip Crenshaw will explain how CGI derives better software quality, security and team performance utilizing software standards from CISQ. Leveraging an application intelligence platform managed by a single, centralized team, CGI applies CISQ quality metrics and CAST tools across every team around the world, no matter the client or location. Learn how CGI is turning the IT black box into a transparent, glass box, helping clients reduce costs for rework and outages – and shift capital from “run” to “change” initiatives. Download presentation
9:50 Open discussion and next steps
10:00 Close

CISQ outreach events are supported by program sponsors.

Thank you CGICASTCognizantISHPINorthrop GrummanSynopsys and Tech Mahindra for supporting the event!