Improving software quality and productivity begins with the establishment of a measurement baseline. The baseline is then compared to industry benchmarks to quantify quality and productivity and identify improvement opportunities.
The benchmarking methodology utilizes proven techniques to statistically measure the output and quality of the software development process. Q/P has established the world's largest functional sized based software metrics benchmark database comprised of thousands of projects and application. This database is utilized in the production of a comprehensive measurement baseline and benchmark comparison report that will allow you to achieve your organization's quality and productivity goals.
The resulting baseline and benchmark comparison will provide your organization with:
Q/P Management Group's benchmarking approach focuses on Projects, Application Assets, and Process Improvement Initiatives.
A major activity in the benchmarking process is the data collection and analysis of completed development projects. This data will quantify development quality and productivity, and identify opportunities to improve the development environment. In-process development projects can also be included in order to assist in project planning, estimating, and change of scope management.
Q/P’s benchmarking process also focuses on existing applications. Application size, annual defects, support costs, and maintenance variables are collected and analyzed. The resulting information provides a basis for an applications maintenance strategy, identification of maintenance improvement opportunities, and valuation of software assets.
Process Improvement Initiatives
A major deliverable of the benchmarking process is the identification of Continuous Process Improvement opportunities. On the basis of project and application measures, Q/P will compare your organization's use of tools and processes to the best in practice and identify opportunities that will significantly improve productivity, quality and reduce costs. Optionally, we can assist you in the planning and implementation of specific improvement opportunities.
Q/P’s benchmarking services result in a comprehensive measurement baseline that will allow you to achieve your organization’s quality and productivity goals. Depending on your unique requirements, we can help you: