IFPUG (the International Function Point Users Group) is a non-profit, member-governed organization that endorses two types of standard methodology for software sizing. One of the standards is defined in the Function Point Counting Practices Manual (CPM), the recognized industry standard for Function Point Analysis (FPA) provides a forum for networking and information exchange that promotes and encourages the use of software product and process metrics. This standard is ISO Certified. The other standard is an evolving industry standard defined in the Software Non-functional Assessment Practices Manual (APM) – this standard is also known as SNAP. IFPUG is the governing body for the Certified Function Point Specialist (CFPS), the Certified Function Point Practitioner (CFPP), and Certified SNAP Practitioner (CSP) certifications. IFPUG hosts events including the annual International Software Measurement and Analysis (ISMA) Conference, periodic educational workshops and seminars, as well as events together with Partners, which supports the global function point community. The mission of IFPUG is to be the recognized leader in promoting and encouraging the effective management of application software development and maintenance activities through the use of software sizing standards and other software measurement techniques. IFPUG serves to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas for improved software measurement techniques and seeks to provide a composite environment that stimulates the personal and professional development of its members.