ROI is a widely used approach for measuring the value of a new and improved process or product technology. ROI is also used for measuring the economic value of popular approaches to software process improvement or SPI. This article explains the ROI of SPI, and introduces practical metrics and models for the ROI of SPI. Additionally, this article includes practical examples for estimating the ROI of Inspections, PSPsm, TSPsm, SW-CMM®, ISO 9001, and CMMI®.
Practical Metrics and Models for Return on Investment