Three Management Reports for the price of two:
- Software Industry Performance (SIP) Report
- Government & Non-Government Project Comparison
- Outsourcing/Offshoring Performance Analysis
Software Industry Performance (SIP) Report
The IT software industry is often the subject of damning media reports, with continual tales of software development projects that have been abandoned at great cost, or are orders of magnitude over budget and/or duration. As the decades roll by the disasters continue. Or do they?
Have we learnt anything over fifty years of commercial software development? Is the IT industry performing better now than it was 20 years ago?
The SIP report is based on research performed by the ISBSG using data submitted to its Development and Enhancement repository of close to 6,000 software projects. The report includes analysis of the following:
- Productivity over Time
- Defects Rates over Time
- Speed of Delivery over Time
- Accuracy of Estimates of Project Efforts
- Accuracy of Estimates of Project Duration
- Accuracy of Estimates of Software Size
- Project Work Type over Time
- Programming Languages
- Use of Methodologies
“The Software Industry Performance (SIP) report is an excellent study with valuable and thought-provoking results”, says Capers Jones, Chief Scientist Emeritus of Software Productivity Research (SPR). “I will certainly recommend the SIP report to my clients and colleagues”.
. The ISBSG regularly releases special analysies covering topics of value to IT practitioners and IT customers. Local language versions of these papers may be available from the ISBSG Member in each country.
Government and Non-Government Software Project Performance (Sep.2011)
This report compares government and non-government software projects; government out-sourced and in-house developed projects; and examines differences in productivity, team size, programming languages and other project characteristics.
The report answers the following questions:
- How do software projects, undertaken to support the business of government, compare to non-government projects?
- How do outsourced and in-house software projects undertaken for government organisations compare?
- How do government software project teams compare to those operating outside of government?
Outsourcing, Offshoring, Inhouse – How do they compare?
In this report we present the results of an analysis of the projects in the ISBSG R10 Development & Enhancement repository in order to answer the following questions:
- How do outsourced projects compare to in-house projects? Are there any differences in the types of projects, the methods used, or the indicators of project performance?
- How do onshore projects compare to offshore projects?