Roberto Meli

Roberto Meli graduated in Computer Science in 1984. In 1996 he became CEO of DPO Srl. During the past 30 years he has developed focused competences in project management and software measurement areas and has written papers for technical magazines and international conferences. Certified Function Points Specialist (CFPS) from 1996 to 2004. He is a consultant and lecturer in training courses on project management and software measurement for many major Italian companies and public organizations. He developed the Simple Function Point method, the Early & Quick Function Point Analysis method, managing the implementation of the Sfera product. In the last 20 years he had the following roles: chairperson of the board of Directors of GUFPI-ISMA (Gruppo Utenti Function Points Italia - Italian Software Measurement Association), coordinator of the GUFPI - ISMA Counting Practices Committee; Italian delegate to the MAIN (Metrics Association’s International Network), Chairperson of the COSMIC Measurement Practices Committee and Conference Chairperson of SMEF event (Software Measurement European Forum), one of the leading European events in this area. He has managed the GUFPI-ISMA working group which released the Italian Guide Lines for the Contractual Usage of Function Points. This document has been then used to support the Italian Government ICT Authority Guide Lines to be used by all Italian Public Administrations.  Currently, he is President of the Simple Function Point Association (SiFPA –