IEEE CS Press ReadyNote Wins MITRE Incentive Award

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 24 August 2009 -- IEEE Computer Society Press authors Susan K. (Kathy) Land, William C. Hobart Jr., and John Walz have received an incentive award from the MITRE Ronald Fante Best Paper program for their 2008 ReadyNote, "A Practical Metrics and Measurements Guide For Today's Software Project Manager."

In their award-winning piece, Land, Hobart, and Walz describe the applicable international standards for software metrics and measurement, the compelling practical reasons for their use, and how to choose the right set of measures for your particular software project.

Submissions for the Ronald Fante Best Paper program come from MITRE engineers and scientists who have published technical articles that appeared in refereed literature during the previous year. The Best Papers Awards Committee evaluates papers based on the importance and originality of the work described.

In addition to their well-regarded ReadyNote, the authors have a growing collection of print and electronic publications on topics including Lean Six Sigma, CMM(R)/CMMI(R), and ISO 9001, all available through the Computer Society store (

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