ISBSGThe International Software Benchmarking Standards Group is very proud to announce that it has now released R13 of its New Developments and Enhancements (D&E) repository, containing the project data of 6,760 completed software realization projects. A broad range of project types from many industries and many business areas are available for you to use for estimating, awareness of trends, comparison of platforms and languages or benchmarking. Compared to Release 12 (2012)  a total number of 754 projects have been added, 660 of these which were completed in the year 2012 or later. The data in the projects have come from over thirty countries, with 53% of the projects being completed in the last decade.

The data in the ISBSG repository allows you to address questions like for instance:

  • What is the industry productivity for Java projects in the banking sector?
  • Is my organization better or worse than industry average;
  • My supplier quotes a price per function point of 350 EUR. Is this realistic?
  • My supplier says he can do this agile project in 6 months and with 5 people. How likely is it that he can do this? Was it ever done before?
  • What would be an optimal average team size for an Oracle enhancement project of 80 function points?
  • How much functionality will I probably get after 6 sprints of two weeks in an agile project with 4 team members.

These are just a few examples of the type of questions you can address with the ISBSG data. As the data is delivered in Microsoft Excel format, you can do all the analysis you wish with it, using filters, pivot tables or other instruments.

This new repository is a true asset for anybody who is involved in software project estimation, benchmarking and reporting. You can purchase your licence of the R13 repository from our products page of directly from the ISBSG website.


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Harold van Heeringen is president of the ISBSG, board member of Nesma and chairman of the Nesma Benchmarking committee.


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