Estimating the Costs and Benefits of Software Process Improvement
I recall, some years ago, participating on a source selection for an improved software development environment. My part was essentially to assess the costs (personnel, time, etc.) and the benefits (increases in productivity when the new software development was deployed.
Interesting work and right up SEER’s alley. I looked at improved development tools and development practices and cost reduction versus the costs and temporary reduced productivity.
Watts Humphrey of SEI published a document on costs and benefits of software process improvement that is worth review.
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