Entries by angela

November 2019 Newsletter

Benchmarking Your Project How often have you worked on a software project that has run behind schedule or over budget? It would be surprising to hear you say “No! Never!”  Most of us have experienced the urgency associated with a “late” project; where throwing more resources at the project pushes up the costs but doesn’t […]

October 2019 Newsletter

National Congress of Software Measurement & Estimation 2019 You are invited to the National Congress of Software Measurement and Estimation, CNMES.  This is part of the 7th International Research Conference and Innovation in Software Engineering (CONISOFT2019). Do not miss this forum where there will be an exchange of ideas related to the measurement and estimation […]

National Congress of Software Measurement & Estimation CNMES 2019

  We officially announce the date for our National Congress of Software Measurement and Estimation CNMES 2019.  See you on October 24, at the Faculty of Engineering, UNAM, Mexico City, as a part of the 7th International Research Conference and Innovation in Software Engineering (CONISOFT2019). Do not miss this forum where there will be the […]

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, […]