An analysis of cost-overrun projects using financial data and software metrics

Hidetake Uwano, Akito Monden, Yasutaka Kamei, Ken Ichi Matsumoto

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Abstract

To clarify the characteristics of cost-overrun software projects, this paper focuses on the cost to sales ratio of software development, computed from financial information of a midsize software company in the embedded systems domain, and analyzes the correlation with outsourcing ratio as well as code reuse ratio and relative effort ratio per development phase. As a result, we found that the lower cost to sales ratio projects had the higher relative effort ratio in external design phase, which indicates that spending less effort in external design can cause decrease of profit. We also found that high outsourcing ratio projects had higher cost to sales ratio, and that projects having moderate code reuse ratio had lower and disperse cost to sales ratio, which suggests troubles in code reuse can damage the profit of a project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Joint Conference of the 21st International Workshop on Software Measurement, IWSM 2011 and the 6th International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement, MENSURA 2011
Pages227-232
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011
EventJoint Conference of the 21st International Workshop on Software Measurement, IWSM 2011 and the 6th International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement, MENSURA 2011 - Nara, Japan
Duration: Nov 3 2011Nov 4 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - Joint Conference of the 21st International Workshop on Software Measurement, IWSM 2011 and the 6th International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement, MENSURA 2011

Other

OtherJoint Conference of the 21st International Workshop on Software Measurement, IWSM 2011 and the 6th International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement, MENSURA 2011
CountryJapan
CityNara
Period11/3/1111/4/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software

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    Uwano, H., Monden, A., Kamei, Y., & Matsumoto, K. I. (2011). An analysis of cost-overrun projects using financial data and software metrics. In Proceedings - Joint Conference of the 21st International Workshop on Software Measurement, IWSM 2011 and the 6th International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement, MENSURA 2011 (pp. 227-232). [6113064] (Proceedings - Joint Conference of the 21st International Workshop on Software Measurement, IWSM 2011 and the 6th International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement, MENSURA 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/IWSM-MENSURA.2011.9