The speed of delivery is a key success criteria for software project teams. Fast delivery enables organisations to satisfy customer demands in a quickly-changing marketplace.
ISBSG defines delivery speed as the software delivered (counted in functional size units) per elapsed month.
This short report focuses on software written in Java, a widely used programming language used for a variety of popular applications. The delivery speed of Java applications, from the ISBSG repository, will be examined.
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.