In this short paper, we examine number of COBOL Projects submitted to the ISBSG Repository, since the year 2000. The median Project Delivery Rates are compared to determine whether there has been an in increase in productivity for COBOL projects.
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.