Q/P has established the world's largest functional size based software metrics benchmark database. Q/P has been collecting data since its founding in 1990. Project and application data are added to the database annually after rigorous analysis and verification to ensure the highest degree of data integrity in the industry. The database consists of statistics on thousands of projects and applications. The statistics include:
Benchmark data can be provided in table format as depicted below.
The benchmark tables are structured in such a way as to facilitate comparison of new development, enhancement and maintenance work. A set of tables for each of these three work types can be provided. Each set of tables is further segmented in order to provide separate tables by platform including mainframe, client server and web projects. The tables, broken down by project size, include project productivity, project schedule in days and the average number of project staff. Application benchmark tables, broken down by application age and size, will include Maintenance Assignment Scope (MAS) that represents the number of function points maintained per person and maintenance hours per function point. With this data you will be able to establish benchmark comparisons and estimates for application maintenance effort, project duration and productivity. Cost, quality, best in class and worst in class data is also available and can be provided in table format.
Corporations, commercial software developers and Government agencies around the world have used Q/P's benchmark database to improve performance and estimate software development and maintenance. More specifically Q/P's clients have utilized the benchmark database to: