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ROI of Software Process Improvement

ROI of Software Process Improvement

Metrics for Project Managers and Software Engineers
By David F. Rico
Hardcover, 6X9, 240 pages
ISBN: 978-1-932159-24-0
January 2004

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Retail Price: $59.95
Direct Price: $49.95
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From the Foreword by Dr. Roger Pressman:

"With the publication of this book, David Rico cuts through the complexity and confusion associated with the measurement of the software process and provides us with a road map for understanding its costs and benefits. At the core of Rico's approach is an age-old business metric - return on investment (ROI) - a common-sense method for evaluating whether the costs associated with any business activity are justified based on the return (benefit) accrued as the business activity is applied over time."
About the Item
An indispensable addition to your project management, software engineering or computer science bookshelf, this book illuminates and simplifies otherwise complex topics in ROI. It presents extremely simple, but powerful metrics, models, and methods for designing professional business cases and providing hard-hitting economic justification. It explores the most popular international methods, models, and standards for software process improvement. The author’s practical tutorial on the costs, benefits, and ROI of software process improvement is a soup-to-nuts guide that helps readers rapidly master powerful concepts. Rico demystifies esoteric concepts in ROI and provides a self-contained tutorial of ROI methods for novices as well as economic experts and a treasure-trove of value adding economic data which is missing from popular texts. The ROI of Software Process Improvement features a number of free downloads to help continue the learning process outside the pages of the book.

This book also features a companion product available for purchase. It is a complete 365-page ROI IDEF0 Methodology Download that can help save you hundreds of hours of development time. For more information, please click here.
Key Features
  • Establishes a foundation, framework, and standard for determining the costs and benefits of SPI and for measuring its ROI
  • Provides penetrating cost metrics, models, and methods which are usually very proprietary and helps users learn, understand, and master them
  • Includes a self-contained tutorial of ROI methods for novices as well as economic experts
  • Presents the only broad-ranging economic analysis of major international SPI methods and the first large-scale economic analysis of mandatory U.S. government standards
  • Covers quantitative analysis of international SPI methods that are only qualitatively understood and includes a treasure-trove of value-adding economic data missing from other popular texts
  • Includes over 100 tables and illustrations to facilitate learning and instruction
  • WAV Offers free downloadable detailed SPI cost models for SW-CMM®, ISO 9001:2000, and CMMI® and spreadsheets with metrics and models for costs, benefits, benefit/cost ratio, net present value, return on investment and breakeven point—available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com
  • About the Author(s)
    David F. Rico is a software process improvement consultant specializing in cost, benefit, and return-on-investment analysis. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science and an M.S.A. in Software Engineering and has been in the field of computer programming since 1983. He has been an international keynote speaker and is a well published author. Some of his noteworthy accomplishments include designing software for NASA's $20 billion space station, spearheading SW-CMM® and ISO 9001 initiatives for Fujitsu in Tokyo, modernizing a family of U.S. Air Force static radar ranges, reengineering 36 military logistics depots in Cairo, designing a $30 billion constellation of U.S. Air Force satellites, conducting a $42 million U.S. Navy source selection, designing a $70 million cost model for U.S. Navy aircraft, and participating in over 15 SW-CMM® initiatives.
    Table of Contents

    Introduction 
          What Is ROI of SPI? 
          Why Is ROI of SPI Important? 
          How Is ROI of SPI Determined? 
          What Are Key Methods for ROI of SPI? 
          What Are Key Principles of ROI of SPI? 
          What Are Pitfalls of ROI of SPI? 
          Who Cares About ROI of SPI? 

    Software Process Improvement
          What Is SPI? 
          Why Is SPI Important? 
          How Is SPI Determined? 
          What Are Key Methods for SPI? 
          What Are Key Principles of SPI? 
          What Are Pitfalls of SPI? 
          Who Cares About SPI? 

    Methods for Software Process Improvement
          Software Inspection Process 
          Personal Software Process 
          Team Software Process 
          Software Capability Maturity Model® 
          ISO 9001 
          Capability Maturity Model Integration® 

    Methods for Return on Investment Analysis
          Benefit 
          Cost 
          Benefit/Cost Ratio 
          Return on Investment 
          Net Present Value 
          Breakeven Point 

    Methods for Benefit Analysis
          Productivity 
          Defect Density 
          Quality 
          Defect Removal Efficiency 
          Defect Removal Model 
          Software Effort 
          Total Life Cycle Cost 

    Methods for Cost Analysis
          Software Inspection Process 
          Personal Software Process 
          Team Software Process 
          Software Capability Maturity Model® 
          ISO 9001 
          Capability Maturity Model Integration® 

    Software Inspection Process ROI Methodology
          Inspection Cost Methodology 
          Inspection Benefit Methodology 
          Inspection B/CR Methodology 
          Inspection ROI% Methodology 
          Inspection NPV Methodology 
          Inspection Breakeven Point Methodology 

    Personal Software Process ROI Methodology
          PSP Cost Methodology 
          PSP Benefit Methodology 
          PSP B/CR Methodology 
          PSP ROI% Methodology 
          PSP NPV Methodology 
          PSP Breakeven Point Methodology 

    Team Software Process ROI Methodology 
          TSP Cost Methodology 
          TSP Benefit Methodology 
          TSP B/CR Methodology 
          TSP ROI% Methodology 
          TSP NPV Methodology 
          TSP Breakeven Point Methodology 

    Software Capability Maturity Model® ROI Methodology 
          SW-CMM® Cost Methodology 
          SW-CMM® Benefit Methodology 
          SW-CMM® B/CR Methodology 
          SW-CMM® ROI% Methodology 
          SW-CMM® NPV Methodology 
          SW-CMM® Breakeven Point Methodology 

    ISO 9001 ROI Methodology
          ISO 9001 Cost Methodology 
          ISO 9001 Benefit Methodology 
          ISO 9001 B/CR Methodology 
          ISO 9001 ROI% Methodology 
          ISO 9001 NPV Methodology 
          ISO 9001 Breakeven Point Methodology 

    Capability Maturity Model Integration® ROI Methodology
          CMMI® Cost Methodology 
          CMMI® Benefit Methodology 
          CMMI® B/CR Methodology 
          CMMI® ROI% Methodology 
          CMMI® NPV Methodology 
          CMMI® Breakeven Point Methodology 

    Costs
          Software Inspection Process 
          Personal Software Process 
          Team Software Process 
          Software Capability Maturity Model® 
          ISO 9001 
          Capability Maturity Model Integration® 

    Benefits
          Software Inspection Process 
          Personal Software Process 
          Team Software Process 
          Software Capability Maturity Model® 
          ISO 9001 
          Capability Maturity Model Integration® 

    Benefit/Cost Ratio
          Software Inspection Process 
          Personal Software Process 
          Team Software Process 
          Software Capability Maturity Model® 
          ISO 9001 
          Capability Maturity Model Integration® 

    Return on Investment
          Software Inspection Process 
          Personal Software Process 
          Team Software Process 
          Software Capability Maturity Model® 
          ISO 9001 
          Capability Maturity Model Integration® 

    Net Present Value
          Software Inspection Process 
          Personal Software Process 
          Team Software Process 
          Software Capability Maturity Model® 
          ISO 9001 
          Capability Maturity Model Integration® 

    Breakeven Point
          Software Inspection Process 
          Personal Software Process 
          Team Software Process 
          Software Capability Maturity Model® 
          ISO 9001 
          Capability Maturity Model Integration® 

    Analysis of Return on Investment 
          Analysis of Costs 
          Analysis of Benefits 
          Analysis of Benefit/Cost Ratio 
          Analysis of Return on Investment 
          Analysis of Net Present Value 
          Analysis of Breakeven Point 

    Optimizing Return on Investment
          Low Costs 
          High Benefits 
          Good Benefit/Cost Ratio 
          High Return on Investment 
          High Net Present Value 
          Near Breakeven Point 

    Future of Software Process Improvement 
          Trainingless Methods 
          Automated Workflow Methods 
          Low-Cost Commercial Tools 
          Non-invasive Measurement 
          Expert System Workflow Tools 
          Self-Documenting Approaches 
          Boundaryless Virtual Teams 

    PSP and TSP are service marks of Carnegie Mellon University

    SW-CMM and CMMI are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Carnegie Mellon University

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