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ROI of Software Process Improvement by David Rico

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Chapter 16 — Return on Investment

RETURN ON INVESTMENT

The return on investment (ROI) of software process improvement (SPI) methods is the amount of money gained, returned, or earned above the resources that are spent. ROI is a solid measure of how much additional money we have gained, saved, or received from using a SPI method. ROI begins to clear the landscape. It helps us determine whether the SPI method was worth all of the time, trouble, expense, and investment in a new SPI method. Once again, there are only two parts, terms, or components to the simple ROI equation: benefits and costs. We have already identified the benefits of ...

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