I am pleased to announce that on Thursday, February 25 at 1:00 PM EST, QSM will be hosting a webinar based on our new High Performance Benchmark Consortium.
QSM has introduced a program specifically designed to help software development or acquisition organizations quantify and demonstrate performance improvement over time. The High Performance Benchmark Consortium is for clients who want to be best in class software producers and are willing to be active participants in the program. In today’s economic environment it is more important than ever for both suppliers and acquirers to compete more effectively and provide value to their customers. Members of the Consortium gain access to proprietary research that leverages the QSM historical benchmark database of over 8,000 validated software projects.
Presented by benchmarking expert and head of QSM Consulting, Joe Madden, this webinar will discuss:
QSM consultant Paul Below has posted some quick performance benchmarking tables for IT, engineering class, and real time software.
The tables contain average values for the following metrics at various size increments:
Effort (Person Months)
Average Staff (FTE)
Mean Time to Defect (Days)
SLOC / PM
Two insights that jump out right away:
1. Application complexity is a big productivity driver. IT (Business) software solves relatively straightforward and well understood problems. As algorithmic complexity increases, average duration, effort, team size increase rapidly when compared to IT systems of the same size.
Just before the holidays, we hosted our first in-house webinar, "Managing Productivity with Proper Staffing Strategies." Confronted with challenges presented by the current economy, we see more and more systems development groups trying to do more with less. The ultimate goal is to maximize productivity and minimize defects, but many teams struggle to get there. It is possible, but the most effective methods used to achieve maximum efficiency are counter-intuitive. People always think more effort will produce more product. The fact is using less effort is often more effective. Presented by industry expert, John Bryant, this webinar explains and proves the correct way to maximize productivity while at the same time minimizing cost and defects.