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Estimating Tool

CIPS Members Receive 20% off the ISBSG Comparative Estimating Tool

Estimate projects early in their lifecycle. Benchmark projects against the industry.

CIPS members also receive 10% discount off  the full range of ISBSG products.  

CIPS Members receive 20% off the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group's (ISBSG) Comparative Estimating Tool, which is ideal for early project lifecycle estimation or for basic project benchmarking.

The ISBSG Comparative Estimating Tool is an easy-to-use MS Excel based tool that is used to generate estimates of software project effort, delivery rate, duration and speed of delivery. These estimates are determined from the averages of project delivery rates and speed of delivery for a selection of projects taken from the ISBSG repository that are deemed to be similar to the project for which the estimate is required.  

Download the free User Guide which includes:

  • a description of the estimating process implemented by the tool, and
  • details on how to use the tool most effectively.

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