Three vital reports for Scope Managers for the price of two:
Early Lifecycle Software Estimation
Often, when a software project is simply an idea, you need to provide an indicative estimate of the possible cost and duration to provide an indication of whether the project idea is feasible.
This paper describes an early lifecycle estimating technique that uses a combination of formula and the ISBSG project delivery rate tables.
Using the information in this paper you can produce an estimate range for the effort and duration of a proposed software development. Practical examples and the required tables are provided.
Planning Projects – Role Effort Ratios
In this report we look into the ISBSG data to provide a guide for the percentage effort that each role is likely to require during a project – what type of team members will you need and for how much of the project.
The report lays out the findings of our investigation & statistical analysis and provides useful charts of the role effort ratios for all projects and then for outsourced and in-house projects.
Planning Projects – Phase Effort Ratios
The ISBSG collects data about the effort for each of six phases of a project: Plan, Specify, Design, Build, Test and Implement. Knowing the percentage ratios of these phases is very useful for project estimation, project management and benchmarking. This report presents these phase ratios for both enhancement and new development projects and provides an example of their use.