The International Software Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG) announces the 2019 release of the Development & Enhancements software data repository.
Compared to the previous release, almost 1000 projects, releases and sprints have been added.
The number of new development projects, releases and series of sprints is now 9,178.
The data can be used for many purposes, e.g.:
• Agile Software Cost Estimation,
• Agile Duration Estimation,
• Team size estimation,
• Software project estimation,
• Reality checks of proposals,
• Project control,
• Scope management,
• Team performance measurement,
ISBSG is nowadays collecting more Agile and DevOps data, as many organizations move from traditional software development methods to Agile and DevOps methodologies. These modern ways of software development are designed to deliver working software of the highest priority as fast as possible to the user. However, organizations using these methods often lack grip on their software development teams, resulting in higher cost per unit delivered.
Story point metrics work fine on the team level but are not useful for management purposes. Story points is not a standard and the number of points strongly differs per team. So metrics based on story points often can’t be used for longer term estimation, team performance measurement and the other purposes mentioned above.
Functional size measurement is still the only objective, repeatable, verifiable and therefore defensible way to measure the output of software development (the functional size delivered) in a standardized way. The ISBSG data of completed projects, releases and sprints, helps organizations to regain their grip on application development, regardless the development methodology used.
ISBSG data helps organizations to make better decisions, based on objective data instead of subjective opinions. Through the years, many organizations have used the ISBSG data to avoid software horror stories, to select the right outsourcing partners and to support other important decisions.
About the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG)
The ISBSG is an independent, international, not-for-profit organization, based in Melbourne (Australia). It was founded in 1997 by a group of national software metrics associations. Their aim was to promote the use of IT industry data to improve software processes and products.
Currently, ISBSG collects current and relevant software data from the IT industry. Its goal is to provide this data back to the industry to improve decision making based on data, not on opinions.
Currently there are 2 repositories available: Development & Enhancements (now over 9000 projects, releases and sprints) and Maintenance & Support (over 1100 applications).