Three Key Performance Indicator Reports for the price of two:
Software Project Characteristics that Impact Productivity
This report highlights that there are a host of project characteristics and risk factors to consider when estimating software projects or benchmarking their productivity. It is important to carefully analyse these to ensure that you are comparing “apples with apples” or to allow for them by adjusting any estimate derived from a broad range of projects.
Techniques & Tools – Analysis Report II
In this report in addition to Project Delivery Rate we provide information about Speed of Delivery; Defect Density; Team Sizes and any changes in project Phase Ratios that have resulted from the use of a technique or tool. We also provide a comparison with research done by Capers Jones who was the Chief Scientist at SPR.
Team Size Impact on Projects
Despite the legendary ‘Mythical Man Month’, software project estimation often ignores the impact of team size. Adding more people to a project can have a negative impact on productivity and duration. The ISBSG data clearly shows this. The Analysis Report looks at the impact that both team size and software size have on productivity. The report provides data in tables and charts, and examples that you can use to produce more accurate estimates by taking into account the impact of team size and software size when you are estimating.
This report pack also includes a free copy of the Guidelines for Use of the ISBSG Data.