Analysis of Factors that Affect the Productivity of Enterprise Software

by T. Furuyama

This presentation reports the analysis results concerning factors that affect the productivity of enterprise software projects.

(1) Productivity is inversely proportional to test case density and fault density

(2) Projects, where high security or reliability level software is required, have low productivity.

(3) The productivity of a project managed by skillful project manager can be low. This could be due to high levels of fault detection.

(4) Consider projects that require: high security, reliability, high performance and efficiency.  If poor-quality work spaces are provided or if role assignments and responsibilities are not clarified, the project will have remarkably low productivity.

(5) Projects where objectives and priorities are very clear, have high productivity.  This is also true for projects where: documentation tools are used and sufficient work space is provided.

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