Software Quality Trends

The number of defects per 1000 FP developed indicates the effectiveness of the development and testing process.

Use of Function Points

Functional size (function points) is universally considered to be the square meter of the software
industry. It is the only international standard used to measure the size of software in a standardized,
objective, repeatable, verifiable and defensible way. 

Cost Estimation

A trading company would like to replace a large legacy application with an application that offers the same functionality.

Senior management understands that an accurate estimate is the basis for a successful project. They intend to carry out an independent cost estimation by a specialized third party.

In this case study, the steps that were carried out are listed and the results are given.

Software Productivity Versus Speed

The Project Delivery Rate of a project expresses how many effort hours were
spent, on average, to create one function point. Speed expresses how many
function points are created per calendar month. So there is a relationship since
both metrics refer to effort and time. The question is: “How are these metrics

Low-code Project Productivity

A high-level analysis is given of the productivity differences between traditional languages, such as Java or .Net and low code technologies (i.e. drag and drop).

Java Project Productivity

Java is a high-level, class-based, object-oriented programming language that is designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. There is a lot of available data of Java projects in the  2021 ISBSG Development & Enhancement repository – over 2000 projects. This short paper examines the productivity of these projects.