The ROI of systems engineering: some quantitative results

Barry Boehm, Ricardo Valerdi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

This paper presents quantitative results on the return on investment of systems engineering (SE-ROI) from an analysis of the 161 software projects in the COCOMOII database. The analysis shows that, after normalizing for the effects of other cost drivers, the cost difference between projects doing a minimal job of software systems engineering - as measured by the thoroughness of its architecture definition and risk resolution - and projects doing a very thorough job was 18% for small projects and 92% for very large software projects as measured in lines of code.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2007 IEEE Conference on Exploring Quantifiable IT Yields, EQUITY 2007
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages79-86
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781424425372
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 IEEE Conference on Exploring Quantifiable IT Yields, EQUITY 2007 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Mar 19 2007Mar 21 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2007 IEEE Conference on Exploring Quantifiable IT Yields, EQUITY 2007

Other

Other2007 IEEE Conference on Exploring Quantifiable IT Yields, EQUITY 2007
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period3/19/073/21/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Information Systems

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The ROI of systems engineering: some quantitative results'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Boehm, B., & Valerdi, R. (2007). The ROI of systems engineering: some quantitative results. In Proceedings - 2007 IEEE Conference on Exploring Quantifiable IT Yields, EQUITY 2007 (pp. 79-86). (Proceedings - 2007 IEEE Conference on Exploring Quantifiable IT Yields, EQUITY 2007). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/equity.2007.14