DCG Software Value Announces "The Software Development Productivity Benchmarking Guide"

DCG Software Value, LEDAmc, and TI Métricas release a guide that enables any company to analyze its software development performance in the context of average market performance and costs, facilitating improved resource and budget management.
MALVERN, Pa. - Nov. 8, 2016 - PRLog -- Michael D. Harris, President and CEO of the North American-based DCG Software Value, Rafael de la Fuente, founder and CEO of the Spanish company LEDAmc, and Mauricio Aguiar, President and CEO of the Brazilian TI Métricas, three of the most well-known and trusted companies dedicated to the implementation of software development metrics and use of software development benchmarks in Brazil, Europe, and the United States, have announced the release of a joint publication, "The Software Development Productivity Benchmarking Guide."

The publication contains actionable benchmarking guidance and information, allowing companies to evaluate and compare the productivity of internal and external software development organizations for improved resource and budget management.

"In order to provide value to an organization, a development team needs to focus on continuous improvement, but tracking improvement requires consistent benchmarks to work against," said Mr. Harris. "The benchmarking guide will enable organizations to track their progress both internally and against industry standards to facilitate the creation of high quality software. We're excited to have partnered with industry leaders like LEDAmc and TI Métricas to share our expertise and ensure that IT has a measurable impact on the business."

The guide is now available to all international software metrics organizations, including IFPUG, ISBSG, NESMA, and COSMIC, as well as to any independent company that is interested in implementing or improving its benchmarking practice.

All those that use the guide are invited to submit recommendations and propose improvements based on their experiences, all of which will be taken into consideration for future iterations of the publication.

DCG Software Value is an acknowledged authority in the field of sizing, measurement, and estimation. The company's team members are authors of publications and books used as industry guidelines and references, and they are frequent guest speakers at industry conferences. The team includes Certified Function Point Specialists (CFPS) in IFPUG and COSMIC function points, who participate on the Board of IFPUG and work actively with ISBSG.

LEDAmc is a leader in software development measurement, having performed software benchmarks for more than seven years in Spain, Europe, and Latin America. It releases an annual market research study that demonstrates the lack of relation between software development rates and actual costs. The company's employees participate on the Board of IFPUG and ISBSG, and are active members of NESMA.

TI Métricas is a leader in software measurement focusing on sizing, benchmarking, estimation, and acquisition. The company employs over 50 IFPUG-certified full-time specialists, averaging 70,000 function points counted per month. TI Metricas also employs PMP, COSMIC, CSM, PMI-ACP, COBIT, ITIL, PSM and other recognized certification holders. The company has been very active in the IFPUG, COSMIC, and ISBSG organizations – including an IFPUG Past President.

The guide is free and available for download on the following websites:

·         DCG Software Value (http://www.softwarevalue.com/insights/publications/benchm...)

·         LEDAmc (http://www.leda-mc.com/)

·         TI Métricas (http://www.metricas.com.br/downloads/benchmarkingguide.pdf)

About DCG Software Value
DCG Software Value (formerly David Consulting Group) is a global provider of Function Point Analysis, Software Value, and Software Estimation services. Since 1994, companies of all sizes have relied on DCG to maximize the flow of software development value to foster improved decision making and resource management and to quantifiably impact their bottom line. DCG maintains corporate offices in the U.S. and U.K. DCG Software Value is the operating name of Objective Integrity, Inc., a Pennsylvania corporation.

For more information, visit www.softwarevalue.com.

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