The ISBSG story
In 1997, a group of IT-metrics professionals recognised that better strategies were needed to plan and manage IT projects. They decided that existing project data could be used to guide the planning of future projects. This led to the birth of ISBSG.
Today, ISBSG is a not-for-profit organization, based in Australia. It is managed by a Board of partners from international organizations, including IT metrics associations.
IT companies from around the world share their project data with ISBSG. Their aim is to improve industry standards and practices.
ISBSG maintains 2 data repositories: one for Development and Enhancement projects and another for Maintenance and Support projects. Organizations use this data to benchmark the performance of their own IT projects.