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ROI of Software Process Improvement by David Rico

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Chapter 6 — Methods for Cost Analysis

METHODS FOR COST ANALYSIS

Methods for cost analysis are formulas, equations, and models to measure and quantify the effort, cost, and time of software process improvement (SPI) methods. Six cost models have been designed for the SPI methods we will examine here. Cost models are presented for the Software Inspection Process, Personal Software ProcessSM, and Team Software ProcessSM, as well as the Software Capability Maturity Model®, ISO 9001, and Capability Maturity Model Integration ®. Cost analysis or quantifying the costs of a SPI method is an essential component of SPI and return on investment ...

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