ISBSG Resources

ISBSG has a wealth of resources (i.e. reports, articles, conference papers and videos) on a wide range of software management topics. These topics include: productivity, planning and estimation, benchmarking, agile, maintenance and support, project control, outsourcing and sizing your project.

ISBSG resources are written by IT and metrics professionals, who are leaders in their field of expertise.

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Control of Agile

ISBSG partner, IDC, examines how application development teams can incorporate objective metrics into their performance.
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Cloud Computing

When business leaders move their IT systems and infrastructure into the cloud, their capital is not tied up in maintaining data-centers.

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Software Cost Estimation

ICEAA’s Software Cost Estimation Body of Knowledge (SCEBoK) supports the cost estimation of software projects.

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Improve Productivity

The ISBSG Development and Enhancement Repository contains data for software projects that can track productivity improvements.


Estimation Models

IT project data enables organizations to generate consistent and statistically significant estimation models.

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benchmarkingBenchmark Projects

Benchmarking enables: comparisons of productivity, quality, time to market, cost efficiency and project estimations.

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Confidence Levels

Joint Confidence Level Analysis was successful used for NASA. Learn how parametric and machine learning methods were used.



Using the example of Toyota, we examine the main practices that allow maximum digital transformation – benchmarking.

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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.

Discover What ISBSG Offers

Find out what ISBSG offers and how ISBSG can help you and your project, with this informative guide.

Software Productivity Measurement

In this industry report, Challenges in Productivity Measurement in the software industry are addressed and the way ISBSG data can be used to benchmark productivity of completed projects, releases and sprints is explained.