January 2017 Newsletter

Software Project Estimation and Benchmarking Made Easy:

ISBSG introduces the Online Productivity Data Query Tool (PDQ)

Today, the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG) announces the introduction of the Productivity Data Query tool as a replacement for the Data portal. Now it becomes easy to select a subset of productivity, speed and quality data from the ISBSG database. Organizations that don’t wish to buy the full database in Excel can now subscribe to the online Productivity Query tool. This is very convenient if you need to do a quick estimate for a project or if you wish to check the reality value of a project proposal.

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The PDQ tool works as follows: In step 1 the overall dataset is selected based on a few filters:
Step 1 – Enter the filters for your project.

 

Then in step 2 a selection can be made on the dataset by selecting the most appropriate project attributes. The number of matches is shown, as well as the 25th percentile, the median and the 75th percentile value for the Project delivery rate (hours per FP), the Speed of Delivery (FP per month) and the Defect Density (Defects per 1000 FP).

Step 2 – Select all the attributes to include in estimate.

  • Project Delivery Rate (hours/function point)
  • Speed of Delivery (function points/elapsed month)
  • Defect Density (defects per 1000 function points)

 

After step 2, it is possible in step 3 to make a high-level project estimate based on the dataset selected in step 1 and all the project attributes selected in step 2.

Step 3 – Enter your Function Point count and click Estimate. The projects selected for the result will contain ALL the attributes selected. Select wisely as selecting too many attributes may limit the amount of data to be included in your result.

The PDQ tool helps project managers to estimate projects, releases and/or sets of, using industry data and international standards for functional sizing. Additionally, it becomes easy to assess the reality value of software development proposals and benchmarking completed projects.

For more information or to take a subscription, visit the site http://isbsg.org/isbsg-productivity-data-query/