Supervised Master's theses
A Return on Investment Model for Software Configuration Management,
summary, report, May 2005.
The aim of this study is to create a model that can clarify the costs and the benefits of SCM. This work is primarily addressed to the management of a software company, who take the decisions for introducing SCM in the production of software.
In our model we divide both cost and benefit parameters into three categories according to the difficulty and individuality of estimating the parameter's value. In addition to the model, we have also created a method to help guiding the user through the estimation of parameters and calculation of the ROI.
Compared to the very little previous work that exist, our model is more complete both with respect to cost and benefit parameters.