This calculator provides a return on investment estimate for any kind of software-process improvement.
Getting certified is a little like eating your veggies. Theres a sense that it must be good for your company, but the benefits arent always evident. A company-wide effort to meet a quality standard like the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) for software development is mostly justified as a way to build business or meet customer requirements; internal return on investment (ROI) is hard to gauge.
SPC uses ROI calculators to demonstrate the value of improved software processes. While CMMI is the most recognized quality certification for software, this calculator
, which SPC helped Baseline adapt, provides an ROI estimate for any kind of software-process improvement.