ISBSG Software Project Data Release 2019 R1!

The International Software Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG) 2019 R1 repository of its New Developments and Enhancements (D&E) contains the data based on 9,178 software projects. A broad range of project types from many industries and many business areas are available for you to use for estimating, awareness of trends, comparison of platforms and languages or benchmarking. Compared to Release 2018 R1 (2018) almost 1000 projects have been added. The data in the projects have come from over thirty countries, with 41% of the projects being completed in the last decade.

The data in the ISBSG repository allows you to address questions like for instance:

  • What is the industry productivity for Java projects in the banking sector?
  • Is my organization better or worse than industry average?
  • My supplier quotes a price per function point of 350 euros. Is this realistic?
  • My supplier says he can do this Agile project in 6 months and with 5 people. How likely is it that he can do this? Was it ever done before?
  • What would be an optimal average team size for an Oracle enhancement project of 80 function points?
  • How much functionality will I probably get after 6 sprints of two weeks in an Agile project with 4 team members?

These are just a few examples of the type of questions you can address with the ISBSG data. As the data is delivered in Microsoft Excel format, you can do all the analysis you wish with it, using filters, pivot tables or other instruments.

This repository is a true asset for anybody who is involved in software project estimation, benchmarking and reporting. You can purchase your licence of the 2019 R1 repository from the ISBSG website (

The International Software Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG) grows and maintains two repositories of IT data: 1) Development and Enhancement Projects, and 2) Maintenance and Support Applications. Both repositories are now supplied when you purchase the Project Data Subscription.

These data repositories plus reports subscription are available from the ISBSG to help with Estimation, Benchmarking, Project Planning, Project Management, Resource Planning and Research.

IFPUG members also have free access to the Productivity Data Query tool which offers a query facility on selected ISBSG data. Productivity and quality results are displayed taking into consideration the selection criteria. There is also an online webinar to demonstrate the functionality of the PDQ tool. To access the PDQ tool simply use the coupon 2019-pdq-ifpug to get access for 1 month free. You can find the PDQ tool at

The ISBSG offers discounted prices for IFPUG Members who purchase ISBSG products on line. Use the discount code IFPUG-member-2019 on the check-out page where credit card details are entered to earn a 20% discount on the total purchase.

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