Typically C-level executives and Program Managers work with us because excellence in software delivery is critical to the success of their business. Given that criticality they are concerned that they:
Lack visibility into the output and productivity of software development resources. Find that the scant software development output and productivity metrics available are not reliably portable or comparable Are unable to get consistent, objective and reliable measures of the effort that has been delivered by outsourced or off-shored teams to evaluate value for money
Why do software development leadership face these challenges? The cost of maintaining software applications now accounts for about half of the average IT budget and continues to rise. Labor costs make up more than 80 percent of software development. Yet, labor is also the most difficult resource to optimize.
The key factors in taking control of software development efficiency and costs are: The transparency of the end-to-end development process to help identify waste and inefficiency, and a clear view of software development resource utilization. What is uniquely challenging about software development is that the resultant output of the process is conceptual (represented in bits and bytes) rather than physical. Consequently obtaining reliable metrics to manage these key factors is particularly challenging.
BlueOptima provides a turnkey solution to address these challenges; our business intelligence technology allows you to view up to date metrics of software development effort automatically drawn from your existing software development infrastructure. Software development effort is calculated using sophisticated performance benchmarking algorithms applied to industry standard metrics measured in every interaction of your developers with your source code.
This is done without imposing any day to day reporting burden on your software development resources allowing them to get on with the challenges of delivering the best possible software for your business.