Melbourne, Australia: The International Software Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG) announces the new release of the Development & Enhancements software data repository. The number of new development projects, releases and series of sprints is now over 8200. The data can be used for software project estimation, reality checks of proposals, project control, scope management, (supplier) performance measurement, benchmarking and research. Compared to the previous release, >250 projects, releases and sprints have been added.

ISBSG is investigating ways to collect more Agile and DevOps data, as many organizations move from traditional software development methods to agile and DevOps methodologies. 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, resulting in higher cost per unit delivered. Story point metrics work fine on the team level, but are not useful for management purposes. As story points is not a standard and the number of points strongly differs per team, metrics based on story points often can’t be used for longer term estimation and benchmarking purposes.

Functional size measurement is still the only objective, repeatable, verifiable and therefore defensible way to measure the output of software development (the functional size delivered) in a standardized way. The ISBSG data of completed projects, releases and sprints, helps organizations to regain their grip on application development, regardless the development methodology used.

ISBSG data helps organizations to make better decisions, based on objective data instead of subjective opinions. Through the years, many organizations have used the ISBSG data to avoid software horror stories, to select the right outsourcing partners and to support other important decisions. The 2018R1 repository can be purchased stand-alone or as part of a corporate subscription:


About the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG)
The ISBSG is a not-for-profit organization, based in Melbourne (Australia) that collects current and relevant software data from the industry with the goal to provide this data back to the industry to improve decision making based on data, not on opinions. Currently there are 2 repositories available: Development & Enhancements (now over 8250 projects, releases and sprints) and Maintenance & Support (over 1100 applications). For more information about the ISBSG, please check


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Nesma encourages organizations that are serious about improving their decision-making capabilities based on data to become ISBSG corporate subscriber. This subscription gives you the most value possible and helps you leverage the thousands of data points in the ISBSG repositories.

The ISBSG corporate subscription can be purchased for a full price of 7500 AUD (about 5.000 EUR) for 1-9 users from the ISBSG site, but buying through Nesma results in a significant discount, depending on your Nesma membership type.

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