The Project Delivery Rate of a project expresses how many effort hours were spent, on average, to create one function point. Speed expresses how many function points are created per calendar month. So there is a relationship since both metrics refer to effort and time. The question is: “How are these metrics related?”
Harold van Heeringen worked for IT service provider Sogeti for 17 years as a senior consultant software metrics/cost estimation consultant. He then moved to IDC (METRI), as a principal consultant and practice lead for IT Intelligence services (including Estimation & Performance Measurement). Harold is a director on the ISBSG board and a board member of Nesma. He regularly publishes white papers, blogs and articles on software metrics and performance measurement.