The Razor © Return On Investment
The main reason software productivity is such a critical problem is because the demand for new software is increasing faster than our ability to supply it. Increased demand for software stems largely from pressures throughout the industry to improve commercial, industrial, and service productivity.
Each company faces similar challenges. Each leadership area must preserve its core technical capabilities in the face of significant budget and manpower reductions. To meet these challenges, we must invest wisely in our resources. Razor, through its ability to manage changes throughout the software lifecycle, represents such an investment. The return on investment in Razor is evident in the following aspects of Human Resources, Engineering, Programs, and Processes.
Investment Element: Human Resources
|Retain intellectual property and knowledge.
|Knowledge remains inside the organization.
|More open communication through collaboration.
Investment Element: Resource Engineering
|Reduction in engineering and technology-related risks.
|Baselines represent a completed representation of engineering work.
|Requirements, specifications are cross-checked to engineering work.
|Potential High Risk items are identified, isolated, and resolved.
|Engineering changes are captured and tested per work order.
Investment Element: Program Management
|Unified change and risk management across all programs.
|Better understanding of project plans and direction in terms of action items.
|Better understanding of project tasks and supporting roles.
|Build skills in critical software configuration management practices.
|Motivate through open communication about project direction.
|Visibility of project resources in terms of people's schedules and budgets.
Investment Element: Information and Process
|Increased reliability in information and predictable processes.
|Software is more likely to satisfy functional specifications, meet performance requirements, and interface to hardware configuration items.
|When under version control, software components can be more easily used or modified to serve other purposes such as being ported to other operating systems or system configurations.
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