Goverdson is the specialist in the field of Evidence-Based Software Portfolio Management. With years of experience in measurement, analysis, and benchmarking of software projects in large, information-intensive organizations, we help companies to optimize value delivery to their customers. Our approach and our advice is always evidence-based, and we focus on optimization of an IT-project portfolio as a whole. Become a client of Goverdson and experience how.
In order to get more insight into the relations between the performance of software projects in large portfolios and both the delivered value and the satisfaction of stakeholders, we performed an electronic survey among stakeholders of a set of finalized software projects in a Belgian telecom company.
Goverdson published a research paper that describes and evaluates 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.
Data on software projects often shows non-normal distributions. Usually effort data is positively skewed. Do we see effects of this distribution pattern on the project performance? Goverdson performed a case study on the backgrounds.
Wouldn't it be great to count functional size automatically, directly based on the source code itself instead of based on design artefacts? But why don't we do it in practice? Goverdson performed an exploratory study on the pros and cons.
Monthly releases that belong to the best-in-class of the organisation. Eight once-only software projects that score below average. And a non-reliable and badly available legacy system. Goverdson performed a case study on the backgrounds.
In a preprint of a research paper that Goverdson presents in October at the 9th International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement you'll read about a new approach to prepare prices of project proposals fully based on function points.
What can we learn from historic data that is collected in three software companies that on a daily basis had to cope with highly complex project portfolios?
Since the rapid growth of agile development methods for software engineering, more and more organizations measure the size of iterations, releases, and projects in both function points and story points.
Information intensive compies, like banks, Telco’s and government agencies, spend many millions each year on new or enhanced software solutions. A monitoring and control capability that focusses on cost efficiency, time-to-market optimization and quality assurance is often not in sync with these huge investments.