ByLaws

CMG Australia has been setup for the purpose of promoting the profession of the Performance Engineer and create awareness around Systems Performance Engineering across Australia. CMG Australia will serve as a forum for networking of IT professionals to promote exchange of information and best practices on topics related to Systems Performance Engineering. CMG Australia is a registered Non Profit Organization and is a Chapter of the worldwide Computer Measurement Group. The bye laws below are meant for the smooth functioning of this chapter. All members are expected to adhere to these bye laws.

Membership Requirements – Members could be either professionals or students who have voting rights. Members are expected to be 18 years of age or over. One can sign up as a member using the Meetup Group link (Right hand side menu of this website). There is no membership fee at this point.

Membership Privileges – Members will enjoy the following privileges:

  • Voting rights in general body meetings
  • Recommendations to improve the functioning of CMG Australia
  • Nomination rights for appointment to executive committee
  • Discounted Membership to CMG Global’s Member site
  • Discounted access to CMG Globals digital library, which will include conference proceedings, regional event presentation material, technical posts by experts, links to useful material in performance engineering and capacity management

Membership shall be revoked if a member engages in any activity that is detrimental to the purpose of CMG Australia.

Executive Committee  – The executive committee will comprise of a set of members who will manage the functioning of CMG Australia. Details on the current board members are available at the Board Members page. Each member will hold office up to a period of 24 months, and the committee will comprise of at least 3 and not more than 5 members. The first committee however will continue until Jan 2016. Elections for the board will be held every two years, the first election were held in Feb 2014.

The committee will be chaired by a President, who would preside over period committee meetings and represent CMG Australia in suitable forums to promote the cause of the Chapter. There will be one or more Vice Presidents who would promote events and act in lieu of the President whenever required. There will also be a Secretary to coordinate meetings and minute them. The President, Vice Presidents, and Secretary will be the Office Bearers of the committee. The remaining board members will have specific roles which may be advisory in nature or with suitably designated responsibilities.

Professional members with 10 or more years of experience, will be allowed to submit their nominations to a Nominating Committee, that will coordinate the election process. Each professional member will be allowed a single vote for a given board member position. In case of a tie in votes, the President will have a casting vote.

The executive committee will have periodic meetings to promote the functioning of CMG Australia. Any member can provide recommendations to improve the functioning as well as to expand the objectives.

The current set of activities planned include:

  • Access to the Monthly Workshops at no cost to members. These will be facilitated by members nominated by the board. Any professional member can seek to become a facilitator. Workshops will be held on a monthly basis. Any professional member can volunteer to present work they’ve completed or in progress at these events.
  • Regional events and Webcasts at no cost to members. These will be facilitated by members nominated by the board. Any professional member can seek to become a regional facilitator. Any professional member can volunteer to present work they’ve completed or in progress at these events.
  • Blogs by technical experts at this website. Members willing to sign up as technical experts can get in touch using the contact us form on this website.
  • Presentations and demonstrations of products with a focus on Systems Performance Engineering across the SDLC
  • Workshops for industry that focus on addressing the low levels of maturity and understanding of Systems Performance across the industry
  • Collaboration with educational institutions aimed at helping ICT graduates understand concepts of Systems Performance and build relevant skills
  • Collaboration with research organizations and fostering industry participation in research initiatives to focus on important challenges the industry faces
  • Annual conference at affordable costs to members