Roberto Meli graduated summa cum laude in Computer Science in 1984.
Since 1996 he has been General Manager of DPO Srl. During the past 25 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) in 1996 and 2001. He is a consultant
and lecturer in training courses on project management and software measurement
for many major Italian companies and public organizations. He managed the development of the first italian Case tool named Ship and of the first Expert System for software project estimation. He invented the Early & Quick
Function Point Analysis method, managing the implementation of the Sfera product.
Currently, he is member of the COSMIC IAC and Measurement Practices Committee, Chairperson of the SMEF conference (Software Measurement European Forum), one of the leading European events in
this area, and m ember of the Board of Directors of ISIPM (Istituto Italiano di Project Management).
ember of the Board of Directors of ISIPM (Istituto Italiano di Project Management).