ISBSG - the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group
QESP is the Australian member of the ISBSG, the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group, an international, not-for-profit organisation that has established and now grows, maintains and exploits two independent repositories of IT history data to help improve the management of IT globally:
QESP takes great pride in the fact that the ISBSG, which now includes member organisations from twelve countries and is viewed internationally as the foremost independent source of software benchmarking data and information, began as an initiative of QESP's forerunner, ASMA, the Australian Software Metrics Association.
The ISBSG Mission:
“To improve the management of IT resources by both business and government, through the provision and exploitation of public repositories of software engineering knowledge that are standardised, verified, recent and representative of current technologies”.
The data in these repositories can be used for estimation, benchmarking, project management, infrastructure planning, bid planning, outsource management, standards compliance and budget support.
QESP members are encouraged to submit their project or application details to the ISBSG to be included in one of the two international repositories. The ISBSG offers free Data Collection Questionnaires (DCQs) to enable the collection of relevant metrics, and these DCQs can also be used to help establish an in-house metrics program. In appreciation to organisations' that submit data to the repositories, benefits are offered such as a Free Benchmark Report which compares the submitted projects to similar ones in the repository. Visit www.isbsg.org/submitdata to find out more.
The ISBSG recognises the imperative of guaranteeing the anonymity of the organisations that submit data to its repositories. The ISBSG carefully follows a secure procedure to ensure that the sources of its data remain anonymous. Only submitters can identify their own projects/applications in the repositories using the unique identification key provided by the ISBSG Administrator on receipt of a submission.
QESP Member Discounts:
QESP members receive a 12% discount on the full range of ISBSG products. View the ISBSG Products page for full details.