Software Development Hiring Course Using Agile Methods


From August 19 to 23 our partner and consultant Guilherme Simões taught the Software Development Hiring Using Agile Methods course in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia.



The courses aims to drive thru the key challenges in contracting software development and maintenance services under software factory arrangements using agile methods and preparing participants to plan, manage demands and validate deliveries.



“Thank you for taking a great course on Software Development Contracting Using Agile Methods, where we can get insights for improvement in our Information Technology Contracting Plans, including Software Development Service and or Factory Practices. and Agile Methods.”
- Daniel Júnio dos Santos, Head of Systems Compliance and Quality Service (course participant)


“We really appreciate all the FATTO staff and especially Professor Guilherme, the course was excellent with important tips and suggestions for future hires and follow-up of software factory services using agile methods. Positivity and gratitude define our learning !!!”

- Keila Beatriz Pacheco Fontes, Technology Analyst (course participant)

Changes are coming to the CFPP/CFPS Exam Process!

IFPUG is proud to announce the signing of a new contract with International Software Quality Institute (iSQI) for Providing Service that will offer Certification Exams in the future for IFPUG Members.



iSQI, headquartered in Potsdam (Germany) with subsidiaries in Boston (USA), London (UK) and Amstelveen (NL), is honored to be the official Certification Exam provider of IFPUG.



The new partnership with iSQI is great news for both IFPUG and the IFPUG members as it allows anyone to take certification exams or renew their certification exams electronically either in groups with an iSQI invigilator (proctor) or remotely at the member’s convenience in their own environment – in a private office or in your very own home.



In 2007 IFPUG started to provide automated Certifications for CFPS/CFPP. This was a great leap for IFPUG and made it possible to offer an alternative to the paper based certification exams that could only be offered in connection with IFPUG Conferences or in a regional setting.



In recognition that IFPUG needs to offer Certifications worldwide to our members and the fact that the technology has changed since 2007, IFPUG has decided to offer the exams using a remote secured technology called FLEX. As a result, it will also be possible to take the Certification Exam using a proctored computer based exams approach (called SMEX), when certifications exams can be offered in groups, for example, in connection with a Conference or group training.



How does a Remote Secure Certification Exam work?



The remote Certification Exam solution requires a solid internet connection, a microphone as well as a web-cam. A clean desk and empty examination room is required. The Certification Exam will be monitored using the web-cam as well as recorded sound.


The Certification Exam questions will have the same look and feel as in the old Certification Exam using a similar Automated ProMetric site-based approach.



Since this new alliance, Fatto - Consultoría y Sistemas has managed to register and obtain approving results in its students through this modality. The CPFS Certification Preparation Course is designed to train the student through test drills. Its purpose is to be successful in the test and thus become a specialist in Function Points.



In addition to having a certified tutor in the subject, the course has an online and remote methodology. The person can organize his time and set the schedule that best suits him.


Take advantage of this opportunity and become a specialist!


Product Owner Madurity Levels



Five Product Owner maturity levels




Do you know the maturity levels that the Product Owner can have within organizations?


  • Scribe, which only inserts what the customer says in the backlog, found in organizations that have not adopted yet the agile methodology;

  • Proxy, a bridges between the stakeholder and the Development Team without much authority;

  • Business Representative, who has business knowledge and a higher level of authority than the previous, but does not own the budget;

  • Sponsor, is the owner of the budget, has authority to make all decisions about the product backlog;

  • Entrepreneur, is responsible for managing the product in all dimensions, creates the product, puts it on the market and generates value for the organization, has complete authority over the product.



Schuurman, Robbin. Growing as a Product Owner: Five Product Owner Maturity-Levels. Available in: Accessed on: July 23, 2019.


COSMIC Certification Exam in Brasil





On Saturday, April 16 th tooked place in Vitória- ES, another international certification exam by the functional method of software measuring COSMIC , a newer method about Function Point Analysis.


This was the first time that this test was applied in Brazil in version 5.0 of the COSMIC manual. Of the 12 candidates , 9 won approval , 7 of these are belong to FATTO team. This certification is to ensure that the certified professional has the minimum knowledge needed to apply the COSMIC method correctly and consistently.


You can get more information about COSMIC certificate by this following links:


COSMIC Exam Preparation


Software Measurement and Estimation using COSMIC