short papers


CRM Projects

This short paper determines whether there are key factors that influence the productivity and delivery speed of CRM projects.

Legacy Applications

This short paper examines a high-level business case to to rebuild a Cobol legacy application in Java. ISBSG Data, for similar Java projects, provides metrics for: cost, effort, maintenance and support. This information is used as the basis for the business case.

Cobol Projects

We examine number of COBOL Projects submitted to the ISBSG Repository, since the year 2000. The median Project Delivery Rates are compared to determine whether there has been an in increase in productivity for COBOL projects.

Output Based Contracting

In this short paper, we explain the way ISBSG data can be used to contract application development teams based on output instead of the usual Time & Materials method.

Using ISBSG Data to Measure Team Performance

Calculate key ‘market average’ metrics from ISBSG data. These metrics can then be used to benchmark your team’s performance.

Productivity per Industry Sector

Learn more about the productivity of medium-sized projects in various industry sectors.

Productivity Improvements for Java Projects

Java is a powerful, programming language used for many applications. This short paper compares the productivity of different-sized Java projects.

Defect Density

This short paper analyses defect data for Java and .NET projects. It investigates whether project size and age impact defect density.

Performance Metrics in Contracts

By incorporating standard metrics into IT contracts, it becomes possible to measure the performance of the vendor. Find out more about the key performance indicators (KPIs) that can be used in IT contracts, in our ISBSG short paper.

Productivity of .NET projects

.NET is a popular developer platform used to build applications. .NET productivity data from the ISBSG Repository is analysed in a short paper.