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"For many years the lack of readily available benchmark data blinded software developers and managers to the real economics of software. Now that ISBSG is making data on thousands of projects available to the software industry, it is becoming possible to make solid business decisions about software development practices and their results in terms of productivity and quality, ISBSG data is a valuable asset for the software industry and for all companies that produce software."..Capers Jones

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Case Studies

Large Bank: Netherlands
The ISBSG data helped this organization to estimate their project in a realistic way, preventing them from a huge failure. View case study >

Large Government Department: Australia
Project teams had, over two years, been expressing an opinion that a new way of working was inefficient. IT management and the business only reacted when the fact of a 500% cost increase was proven and presented.
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Software Project Data Sources
January 2012
Capers Jones has released Version 18 of his compilation of sources for Software Benchmark Data. Each source provides information about the data sources and demographics. Download catalogue >

Software Measurement European Forum 2012

November 2011

Call for papers for the ninth edition of SMEF, 25-26 June 2012, Rome, Italy. More info >

Webinar Recording
November 2011
Listen to recorded version of Peter Hill's recent, 35 minute webinar "Successful Selection and Management of Software Development Outsourcing", available free until Sunday November 13, 2011. Listen now >

Government & Non-Government Software Project Performance
September 2011
The latest ISBSG Analysis Report compares Government and Non-Government software project performance. Read more >

Submit Data Using SCOPE 4.0
September 2011
Total Metrics’ SCOPE 4.0 tool includes the facility to enter project data and then submit it to the ISBSG. SCOPE can also be used to benchmark projects against the ISBSG repository data. Download free tool >

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“ISBSG data is the best option
for validating your estimates
of time and quality for software development
and maintenance.”
David Garmus

"ISBSG remains the only truly
open large scale data repository
in the world."
Lee, Galorath

"For Sogeti it’s crucial to compare
our M&S performance against the
ISBSG data. Only after comparing
to the industry, we know if our
maintenance activities have been
carried out in an efficient way. This knowledge enables us to identify the applications where corrective actions
could be needed. Also it hands us the possibility to show the customers that their applications are managed in an efficient way, which increases
predictability and transparency and therefore our most important metric: customer satisfaction."
Harold Van Heeringen, Sogeti