Top-KPI-Report-Cover-2011-2012-IT-App-DevelopmentMay 22, 2013, Melbourne, Australia – The KPI Institute, the global authority on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) research and education announces the launch of a new report in its 2011-2012 edition of its popular Top 25 series of reports. The series is based on research conducted through, which contains over 20,000 Key Performance Indicator examples, making it the world’s largest source of thoroughly documented KPIs.

Application Development is an IT subcategory and it refers to designing, developing and implementing new software products. KPIs in this field track both the quality and the quantity of the applications, with an emphasis on quality aspects though: the products have to be finished in time and according to the clients’ requirements, if the case. The truth is that software can be developed for a variety of purposes, for instance, to meet the needs of a client or business, those of potential users or for personal reasons.

The “Top 25 Application Development KPIs of 2011-2012” report provides insights in the state of Application Development KPIs performance measurement today by listing and analyzing the most visited KPIs out of the more than 100 KPIs in this category on in 2011-2012. In addition to KPI names, the report contains a detailed description of each KPI, as documented in smartKPIs Premium. Application Development KPIs are reflective of Application Development functions, and are grouped into subcategories, such as Application Development Efficiency, Software Bugs, Software Defects, Software Quality, Software Testing, and Application Development Costs. From these subcategories, in 2011 the most popular were Application Development Efficiency, Software Bugs and Software defects. The most popular five indicators in this functional area were the following:

  1. # Bugs assigned not in pipeline
  2. % Schedule adherence in software development
  3. $ Coding cost per line of code (LOC)
  4. % Defects removal efficiency
  5. # Time to market (TTM)

By discussing the use of KPIs today, presenting the best practice in documenting them and listing the most popular KPIs of 2011, the “Top 25 Application Development KPIs of 2011-2012 report is a valuable resource in promoting the informed use of KPIs or refreshing the existing performance measurement and management practice in any organization.

According to Aurel Brudan, The KPI Institute’s CEO, “The Top 25 Application Development KPIs of 2011-2012 report is a synthesis of what is all about: it provides an overview of how Application Development KPIs are used in practice today, by combining input from the online community with analysis and insights from our research team.”

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The KPI Institute is a research, publishing and educational provider specialized in developing better practice in the use of KPIs. It developed the KPI Management Framework and runs five main research programs, dedicated to performance management, the Balanced Scorecard, KPIs, analytics and organizational strategy. Over the last 8 years, The Institute assisted over 5,000 organizations in finding solutions to their KPI needs.

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