ROI of Software Process Improvement
Metrics for Project Managers and Software Engineers

by Dr. David F. Rico, PMP, CSM (Foreward by Roger S. Pressman)

Hardcover, 6x9, 240 Pages, ISBN: 1-932159-24-X, January 2004

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About the Book:

An indispensable addition to your project management, software engineering or computer science bookshelf, this book masterfully illuminates and simplifies otherwise complex topics in ROI. It presents extremely simple, but overwhelmingly powerful metrics, models, and methods for designing professional business cases and provides hard-hitting economic justification. It explores the most popular international methods, models, and standards for software process improvement. The author’s practical tutorial on the costs, benefits, and ROI of software process improvement is a soup-to-nuts guide that helps readers rapidly master powerful concepts. He demystifies esoteric concepts in ROI and provides a self-contained tutorial of ROI methods for novices as well as economic experts and a treasure-trove of value adding economic data, which is missing from popular texts.

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The ROI IDEF0 Methodology is a companion to the book, ROI of Software Process Improvement: Practical Metrics for Project Managers and Software Engineers. It’s a 365-page interconnected enterprise architecture for rapidly, easily, and authoritatively estimating the Return on Investment (ROI) of Inspections, PSPsm, TSPsm, SW-CMM®, ISO 9001, and CMMI®: Click Here to Purchase the ROI IDEF0 Methodology in KBSI's AI0 Win® Format.

About the Author:

Dr. David F. Rico, PMP, CSM, is a software process improvement consultant specializing in cost, benefit, and return-on-investment analysis. Dr. Rico holds a B.S. in Computer Science, an M.S.A. in Software Engineering, a Doctoral Degree in Information Technology, and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Scrum Master (CSM). Dr. Rico has been in the field of computer programming since 1983. Dr. Rico has been an international keynote speaker, published numerous articles in major computer science journals on three continents, and has authored or contributed to five textbooks. Some of his noteworthy accomplishments include designing software for NASA's $20 billion space station, spearheading SW-CMM® and ISO 9001 initiatives for Fujitsu in Tokyo, modernizing a family of U.S. Air Force static radar ranges, reengineering 36 military logistics depots in Cairo, designing a $30 billion constellation of U.S. Air Force satellites, conducting a $42 million U.S. Navy source selection, designing a $70 million cost model for U.S. Navy aircraft, and participating in over 15 SW-CMM® initiatives. Click Here to Visit the Author’s ROI Website

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sm Personal Software Process, PSP, Team Software Process, and TSP are service marks of Carnegie Mellon University.

® Software Capability Maturity Model, SW-CMM, Capability Maturity Model Integration, and CMMI are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Carnegie Mellon University.