The ROI of systems engineering: some quantitative results

Barry Boehm, Ricardo Valerdi

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

1 Citation (Scopus)

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
Pages79-86
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 IEEE Conference on Exploring Quantifiable IT Yields, EQUITY 2007 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Mar 19 2007Mar 21 2007

Other

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

Fingerprint

Systems engineering
Costs
Software engineering
Software

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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)

The ROI of systems engineering : some quantitative results. / Boehm, Barry; Valerdi, Ricardo.

Proceedings - 2007 IEEE Conference on Exploring Quantifiable IT Yields, EQUITY 2007. 2007. p. 79-86.

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

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, 2007 IEEE Conference on Exploring Quantifiable IT Yields, EQUITY 2007, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 3/19/07.
Boehm B, Valerdi R. The ROI of systems engineering: some quantitative results. In Proceedings - 2007 IEEE Conference on Exploring Quantifiable IT Yields, EQUITY 2007. 2007. p. 79-86
Boehm, Barry ; Valerdi, Ricardo. / The ROI of systems engineering : some quantitative results. Proceedings - 2007 IEEE Conference on Exploring Quantifiable IT Yields, EQUITY 2007. 2007. pp. 79-86
@inproceedings{5ea318c0813d4a78b760623d55630f42,
title = "The ROI of systems engineering: some quantitative results",
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.",
author = "Barry Boehm and Ricardo Valerdi",
year = "2007",
language = "English (US)",
isbn = "9781424425372",
pages = "79--86",
booktitle = "Proceedings - 2007 IEEE Conference on Exploring Quantifiable IT Yields, EQUITY 2007",

}

TY - GEN

T1 - The ROI of systems engineering

T2 - some quantitative results

AU - Boehm, Barry

AU - Valerdi, Ricardo

PY - 2007

Y1 - 2007

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=70450198978&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=70450198978&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:70450198978

SN - 9781424425372

SP - 79

EP - 86

BT - Proceedings - 2007 IEEE Conference on Exploring Quantifiable IT Yields, EQUITY 2007

ER -