ISBSG partner, IDC, examines how application development teams can incorporate objective metrics into their performance.
practices to improve effectiveness of software development
The contractual management of Agile projects increases the importance of accurate sizing methods.
Managing the IT function in management and development is more important than ever. It is wrongly assumed that agile, DevOps or multidisciplinary teams do not need planning or leadership.
As the ISBSG repository contains more data of projects carried out in an agile way of working, analysis of differences between traditional projects and agile projects becomes more significant. In this report, the difference in productivity between traditional and agile projects is analyzed.
For agile teams, it’s usually quite easy to estimate the cost. The important management questions are: How many people should be in the team in order to have specific functionality at a given time? How can progress be measured during this time?
Agile enables development teams to bring major benefits to software customers. Functionality is delivered faster and closer to business needs than was possible with old ‘waterfall’ processes. COSMIC, IFPUG and Nesma have collaborated to produce a report that shows how their methods can be used to manage Agile-at-Scale activities. This can be achieved whilst leaving existing Agile processes unchanged at the team level. Your free copy of the report is available here.
Agile software development empowers teams. It enables software to be developed centrally, rather than with a project-specific focus. This requires less management control.
Standardized functional sizing methods can produce KPIs that compare teams and benchmark their productivity against independent data sources.
Learn about experience-based and research-based benchmarking in agile. This includes: client reactions to agile and trends in agile methods and practices.
Brazilian IT company, TI Métricas, draw upon their experience in the software industry to examine functional sizing methods, including Agile.