February 2019 Newsletter

ISBSG releases new data collection form for Agile teams

Together with FIS Global, a global leader in financial software, ISBSG has constructed a new data collection questionnaire to capture the performance of Agile teams. This is very important, as in general, ISBSG sees the following happening in the world:

  1. The world is turning Agile. More and more organizations switch to Agile software development.
  2. In Agile software development, the risks are shifted back to the customer. Suppliers supply people on a T&M base and don’t take any responsibility regarding the result.
  3. Projects are often poorly estimated and Agile embraces change, resulting in projects that can easily fail; at moment X in time, not all required functionality is ready. Cost will be higher, product will be ready late.
  4. Agile software development empowers the teams, but Agile teams don’t use standardized metrics to measure their output. Performance is often unknown.
  5. Senior management is not in control of the many Agile teams because of this.
  6. Senior management need to manage the organization and is responsible for the cost spent versus value created.
  7. Senior management need objective, accurate, trustworthy information to manage the organization.
  8. They need to be able to compare teams, to understand high and low performers and to understand the quality and risks in the application portfolio.
  9. At the moment, they don’t have this information.

ISBSG data helps to measure and control the teams. Please contribute by submitting data.

New D&E release next month. Pre-order for 10% discount.

ISBSG will be releasing a new version of the Development & Enhancement data with and additional 900+data points next month.  If you would like to pre-order your release email frontoffice@isbsg.org to secure your 10% discount.