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dc.contributor.authorHannay, Jo Erskine
dc.description.abstractThis open access book presents a set of basic techniques for estimating the benefit of IT development projects and portfolios. It also offers methods for monitoring how much of that estimated benefit is being achieved during projects. Readers can then use these benefit estimates together with cost estimates to create a benefit/cost index to help them decide which functionalities to send into construction and in what order. This allows them to focus on constructing the functionality that offers the best value for money at an early stage. Although benefits management involves a wide range of activities in addition to estimation and monitoring, the techniques in this book provides a clear guide to achieving what has always been the goal of project and portfolio stakeholders: developing systems that produce as much usefulness and value as possible for the money invested. The techniques can also help deal with vicarious motives and obstacles that prevent this happening. The book equips readers to recognize when a project budget should not be spent in full and resources be allocated elsewhere in a portfolio instead. It also provides development managers and upper management with common ground as a basis for making informed decisions.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSimula SpringerBriefs on Computing
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::U Computing & information technology::UF Business applications::UFM Mathematical & statistical software
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::U Computing & information technology::UM Computer programming / software development::UMZ Software Engineering
dc.subject.otherMathematical Software
dc.subject.otherSoftware Engineering
dc.subject.otheropen access
dc.subject.otherbenefits management
dc.subject.otherbenefit points
dc.subject.otherearned business
dc.subject.othervalue management
dc.subject.otherbenefit/costs index
dc.subject.otheruncertainty assessment
dc.subject.otherMathematical & statistical software
dc.titleBenefit/Cost-Driven Software Development
dc.title.alternativeWith Benefit Points and Size Points
oapen.imprintSpringer International Publishing
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