With the release of SLIM-Suite 8.1 quickly approaching, I thought I’d take a moment to share a preview of the updated QSM Default Trend Lines and how it affects your estimates. In this post I wanted to focus on the differences in quality and reliability between 2010 and 2013 for the projects in our database. Since our last database update, we’ve included over 200 new projects in our trend groups.
Here are the breakouts of the percent increases in the number of projects by Application Type:
- Business Systems: 14%
- Engineering Systems: 63%
- Real Time Systems: 144%
Below you will find an infographic outlining some of the differences in quality between 2010 and 2013.
Several weeks ago I read an interesting study on finding bugs in giant software programs:
The efficiency of software development projects is largely determined by the way coders spot and correct errors.
But identifying bugs efficiently can be a tricky business, when the various components of a program can contain millions of lines of code. Now Michele Marchesi from the University of Calgiari and a few pals have come up with a deceptively simple way of efficiently allocating resources to error correction.