IFPUG MetricViews magazine: Use Relevant Industry Data as a Valuable Outside View for Your Analysis

In the latest issue of the IFPUG MetricViews magazine, ISBSG president Harold van Heeringen explains how the use of ISBSG data together with IFPUG (or Nesma, COSMIC or FiSMA) function points can be really helpful to assess the reality value of estimates delivered by experts. As organizations are always struggling to collect actual data of completed projects, the ISBSG data can be used as a valuable outside view!

Check out the article on page 22 of the MetricViews magazine:

ISBSG voted in top 25 of most promising project management solution providers

The magazine APAC CIO Outlook has published the new list with the top 25 most promising project management solution providers. ISBSG is listed as one of these 25, as the magazine feels that ISBSG data can help many organizations in improving estimation and performance measurement processes. The publicly available data can really help organizations to make better informed decisions, reducing the risks that are usually implied in low maturity (‘expert’) project estimates and therefore saving huge amounts of money by avoiding the waste connected to failing projects. Find the digital version of this magazine here:


What you can find in the 2016 R1 ISBSG Development & Enhancement Repository

Detailed Information

Read a summary report describing what you will find in the ISBSG repository – ISBSG Data Demographics 2016 R1

Read descriptions of the fields contained in the ISBSG Data – ISBSG Repository Field Descriptions

Where did the projects come from?

The projects have been submitted from 26 different countries. Major contributors are the United States (29% of all projects), Australia (11%),  Japan (11%), Spain (8%), Finland (9%), France (8%), the Netherlands (6%), India (4%) and Canada (4%).

The projects were “built” in 32 different countries. Major contributors are United States (16% of all projects where the country of effort is known), the Netherlands (15%), Spain (12%), Finland (12%), France (9%), , Australia (8%), India (7%), Japan (5%),  Canada (4%), Denmark (3%), Brazil (4%), United Kingdom (2%) and China (1%).

What are the origins of the projects?

Organisation types: There are more than 30 different organisation types represented, the major types are: Communications,  Insurance, Manufacturing, Government, Banking, Medical/Health Care, Financial, Electronics/IT, Service Industry, Wholesale/Retail and Utilities.

Business areas: The major business area types are: Communications, Insurance, Banking, Transport Logistics, Finance, Manufacturing, Sales and Marketing, Engineering, Accounting, Customer Relations, Personnel, Government, Inventory and Purchasing.

What are the application types?

Over 100 different application types are recorded in the D&E Repository. Major groupings of projects are: Financial Transaction Processing and Accounting, Transaction/Production, MIS, Process Control, Real time, Financial, Database/Catalogue/Register, Web/E-business, Sales & Marketing, Office/Executive/Decision Information System, Billing, Inventory/Ordering, Analysis & Reporting, Communications and Network Management and Reporting.