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Presentation On SPR Knowledge Plan

SPR Knowledge Plan Presentation Transcript:

1.The Standish Group “Chaos” report shows:
 31.1% of projects will be cancelled before they ever get completed.
52.7% of projects will cost 189% of their original estimates.
The cost of these failures and overruns are just the tip of the iceberg. The lost opportunity costs are not measurable, but could easily be in the trillions of dollars.
Only 16.2% for software projects that are completed on-time and on-budget. .
Even when these projects are completed, many are no more than a mere shadow of their original specification requirements.
Projects completed by the largest American companies have only approximately 42% of the originally-proposed features and functions.

2.There is no standard estimation process
Project managers make use of their own tools, methods and processes to come up with estimates. These are therefore inconsistent and often dependant on the experience and knowledge of the Project Manager
There is no central repository for recording estimates
Assumptions therefore cannot be traced and this problem is compounded by turnover of project management staff.
Initial estimates that drive the initial budgeting process tend to be significantly lower then final budget/actuals.
History shows the Projects planned for the release miss their release dates. This will increase costs and project delivery timelines.
A large percentage of active projects have no baseline in place.

3.SPR History
Software Productivity Research (SPR) was founded in 1984 by Capers Jones, an internationally recognized consultant, speaker, author and seminar leader in the field of software management.
SPR is a worldwide provider of consulting services that enable organizations to compete more effectively through the predictable, on-time delivery of high-quality software by focusing on software estimation, measurement, and assessment. Their services help companies manage the software development process for maximum productivity, performance, and quality.
SPR’s clients include many of the Global 1000 companies, representing all major software environments including systems, IT, commercial, military, and government. They focus on capturing and analyzing the software practices of Best in Class organizations - those recognized for outstanding quality and service. In addition, they help software organizations achieve higher performance as they progress on the road to excellence.
Headquartered in Hendersonville, North Carolina, with representation throughout the US, South America, Europe, Asia and now Africa, SPR has unparalleled expertise in estimation, benchmarking, measurement, function point analysis, and process assessment. They have been providing superior products and services in these areas longer than any other company in the field today, and they use this experience effectively to enhance our clients' capabilities.

4.What is SPR KnowledgePLAN?
KnowledgePLAN is a parametric estimation tool that uses historical data about projects correlated to Function Point size to produce detailed, bottom-up (micro estimation) predictions of software projects

With SPR KnowledgePLAN you can:

Determine SIZE -  size your projects  using three possible sizing methods
Effort - Produce an estimate of effort, cost and resource required for a software project.
Estimate Quality - Predict the total number of defects that will be introduced during various stages of the project
Project Factors - Assess the influence of project factors such as product size and complexity, team skill sets, management style, tools, languages, methods, quality practices, and office environment
Scenario Play - SPR KnowledgePLAN allows a software project to explore the cost/value implications of additional resources, more powerful languages, development tools, improved methods and other technical changes.

5.SPR Knowledge Base

6.SPR KnowledgePLAN - Overview

7.Key stages to Estimation
How does KnowledgePLAN support a  4 stage estimation process

8.SPR support three different types of sizing methods.
This allows organizations to  align methods to specific inputs into estimation that become available through the Project Lifecycle
More than 14000 projects in the Knowledge Base

9.Estimation Stage - Complexity

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