DOI

Context: In this paper we describe and evaluate a tool for Evidence-Based Software Portfolio Management (EBSPM) that we developed over time in close cooperation with software practitioners from The Netherlands and Belgium. Objectives: The goal of the EBSPM-tool is to measure, analyze, and benchmark the performance of interconnected sets of software projects in terms of size, cost, duration, and number of defects, in order to support innovation of a company's software delivery capability. The tool supports building and maintaining a research repository of finalized software projects from different companies, business domains, and delivery approaches. Method: The tool consists of two parts. First, a Research Repository, at this moment holding data of for now 490 finalized software projects, from four different companies. Second, a Performance Dashboard, built from a so-called Cost Duration Matrix. Results: We evaluated the tool by describing its use in two practical applications in case studies in industry. Conclusions: We show that the EBSPM-tool can be used successfully in an industrial context, especially regarding its benchmarking and visualization purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering, EASE 2016
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
ISBN (Electronic)9781450336918
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2016
Event20th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering, EASE 2016 - Limerick, Ireland

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering, EASE 2016
CountryIreland
CityLimerick
Period1/06/163/06/16

    Research areas

  • Benchmarking, EBSPM, EBSPM-tool, Evidence-based software portfolio management, Software portfolio management

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