Author: PRICE® Research
The ISBSG Enhancement Template is a collection of software data extracted from the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG) database. This template was created after determining appropriate filters and eliminating data points. The data points were mapped to appropriate Software Component inputs. Next, a calibration was performed on organizational productivity for each specific scenario. An analysis was performed to validate the calibration and the results from the analysis can be seen in the notes of each cost object. This template can be used as a starting point for an enhancement software estimate when there is little or no historical data. This template gives recommended values based on industry for organizational productivity, size units, language, design repeat, and development team complexity. PRICE templates are only intended as a solid starting point for quality estimation. It is expected that each cost object will require tailoring and adjustment to meet a specific instance.