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2019 IT Conference

ISBSG Gold Partner, SPI China, hosted the 2019 IT Confidence Conference and the Cost Measurement Conference in Beijing, China. See the presentations from the 2019 IT Confidence Conference below: Project behind Schedule – What Are My Options? – Paula Holmberg (Executive Director, ISBSG) So your project is behind schedule.  This presentation compares the different solutions to […]

SPI China to host the 2019 IT Confidence Conference

Join us in Beijing for the 6th annual IT Confidence Conference.  IT metrics experts will present strategies on project measurement, estimation, planning and benchmarking. The conference will take place in Beijing from 4th – 7th August. 2019. For more details, go to IT Confidence Conference 2019.

Software Cost Estimation – Will the industry ever learn?

Software Cost Estimation is often considered the most difficult part of an integral cost estimate. Unrealistic software estimates often result in disasters. Examples are new tunnels, new metro lines or new factories that can’t start their operation because everything is ready, except for the software. One of the main reasons for this is often an […]

May 2019 Newsletter

New Release of the ISBSG Data The International Software Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG) is pleased to announce the 2019 release of the Development & Enhancements software data repository. Almost 1000 projects, releases and sprints have been added.  The number of new development projects, releases and series of sprints is now 9178.  Use the data for: • […]

Scope Creep Example

Consider this scenario – a customer wants a new report or new screen added to their requirements, after they have been signed off.   Quoting for that is relatively easy, however, what happens if the change impacts many areas of the development? There might be only 1 change but all impacted areas need to be retested. […]

New Release of D&E Data for 2019

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, […]

February 2019 Newsletter

ISBSG releases new data collection form for Agile teams Together with FIS Global, a global leader in financial software, ISBSG has constructed a new data collection questionnaire to capture the performance of Agile teams. This is very important, as in general, ISBSG sees the following happening in the world: The world is turning Agile. More […]