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Press release: Now available: Release 2017R1 of the Development & Enhancement data repository (>8000 projects, releases, and sprints)

Melbourne, Australia: Today, the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG) announces the new release of the Development & Enhancements data repository: 2017R1. Over 500 projects have been added and the number of new development projects, releases and series of sprints is now over 8000. The data can be used for software project estimation, reality checks of proposals, project control, scope management, (supplier) performance measurement, benchmarking and research.

Nowadays, many organizations move from a traditional software development method to agile and DevOps team approaches. Although these modern ways of software development are designed to deliver working software of the highest priority as fast as possible to the user, organizations using these methods often lack grip on their software development budgets. Story point metrics work fine on the team level but are not useful for management as story points is not a defined standard and the number of points strongly differs per team. Thus, management often doesn’t know how many people should be in the teams. In addition, it’s very hard to predict on which moment in time, which amount of functionality will be available and at which quality. The ISBSG data of completed projects, releases, and sprints, help organizations to regain their grip on application development, no matter which method used.
ISBSG data helps you to make better decisions, based on objective data instead of subjective opinions.
The 2017R1 repository can be purchased stand-alone  or as part of a corporate subscription. Corporate subscribers get this release and regular updates for free a part of the value of the subscription.

About the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG)
The ISBSG is a not-for-profit organization, based in Melbourne (Australia) that collects software data from the industry with the goal to help management in the IT industry to improve decision making based on data, not opinions. Currently, 2 repositories are available: Development & Enhancements (now over 8000 projects) and Maintenance & Support (over 1100 applications). In addition, ISBSG regularly analyzes the data and issues special analysis reports on this analysis. For more information about the ISBSG, please check www.isbsg.org.

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