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Benefit/Cost-Driven Software Development

With Benefit Points and Size Points

Authors: Hannay, Jo Erskine

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This open access book presents a set of basic techniques for estimating the benefit of IT development projects and portfolios. It also offers methods for monitoring how much of that estimated benefit is being achieved during projects.

Readers can then use these benefit estimates together with cost estimates to create a benefit/cost index to help them decide which functionalities to send into construction and in what order. This allows them to focus on constructing the functionality that offers the best value for money at an early stage.

Although benefits management involves a wide range of activities in addition to estimation and monitoring, the techniques in this book provides a clear guide to achieving what has always been the goal of project and portfolio stakeholders: developing systems that produce as much usefulness and value as possible for the money invested. The techniques can also help deal with vicarious motives and obstacles that prevent this happening. The book equips readers to recognize when a project budget should not be spent in full and resources be allocated elsewhere in a portfolio instead. It also provides development managers and upper management with common ground as a basis for making informed decisions.


About the authors

JO ERSKINE HANNAY is a senior scientist at the Norwegian Computing Center in Oslo, an associate professor at the University of Oslo and an adjunct researcher at the EDOS Centre at Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering. His research interests include benefits management, benefit and cost estimation, expertise and skill acquisition, the effects of human factors on programming, simulation-based training and machine learning. Hannay received a Ph.D. from the Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Business Value Disadvantaged

    Pages 1-6

    Hannay, Jo Erskine

  • Benefit Points – An Overview

    Pages 7-19

    Hannay, Jo Erskine

  • Benefit Points for the Project

    Pages 21-48

    Hannay, Jo Erskine

  • Benefit Points for the Portfolio

    Pages 49-60

    Hannay, Jo Erskine

  • Earned Business Value Management

    Pages 61-74

    Hannay, Jo Erskine

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Benefit/Cost-Driven Software Development
Book Subtitle
With Benefit Points and Size Points
Authors
Series Title
Simula SpringerBriefs on Computing
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-74218-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-74218-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-74217-1
Series ISSN
2512-1677
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 103
Number of Illustrations
60 b/w illustrations
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