Get inspired about Software Quality at BonCode’s OutSystems Benchmarking Event

by | Feb 28, 2024

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BonCode’s Benchmarking Event – fast approaching its seventh edition on March 11th– brings together software managers and software architects to share expert knowledge and insights, and celebrate the successes of their software development teams. 

Here at BonCode, we know that monitoring and assessing software quality is not just about source code analysis and data visualization. It’s about the people, how they use the data derived from Source Code Analysis, and the stories behind that data. Here’s what you need to know.

Kick-starting conversations about software quality

BonCode’s Benchmarking Event is an opportunity for customers to share their knowledge, learnings, and expertise with peers across multiple industries. Representatives may come from different backgrounds, such as Insurance, MedTech, Logistics utilities and more. They share a common goal – ensuring high-quality software for their respective organizations.  

Thanks to the mutual trust and confidentiality of attendees, it’s a safe space to share where things may have gone wrong, lessons learned, and how monitoring and assessing software quality has helped to put things right. 

Held over half a day – including lunch – the invitation-only event is hosted by BonCode Co-founder and CEO Jan Willem Klerkx. The meeting is chaired by Professor Michel Chaudron, a scientist from the Eindhoven University Of Technology (TU/e), specializing in Software Engineering and Software Architecture. Professor Chaudron facilitates detailed analysis of all the available data, from timesheets to incident numbers. 

Three perspectives

The benchmark findings surface insights about the participating companies. The focus is on three perspectives, being: the size and growth of the systems, the technical quality of the systems, and team productivity. In the future, a fourth perspective will be added: operational stability of the systems.  

Causes and correlations

Participants seek to find causes for outliers in the benchmark. For example: How can you have 8 projects with such a variety in quality? Why do certain teams seem to be so much more productive? 

We also look for correlations, such as: Is it true that systems that contain many screens and simple business processes are easier to maintain than complex systems? Does the age of a system have an impact on the maintenance effort? And so on. 

The data, and the participants, tell the story.

Management insight

Many customers use our benchmarking event to report back to their management teams. It can work in two ways. Either, the data and insights can be used as leverage for more time and resources to improve internal IT systems or as a way to celebrate and recognize successful in-house software projects.    

Get inspired 

Some of our customers have 40 or more systems in their portfolio. The sheer variety of software within those portfolios can vary widely – old or new, large or small, frontend or backend. 

For that reason, it’s a really useful exercise to explore the data with peers, and surface actionable insights to manage portfolios of software more effectively. A previous attendee even described the benchmarking event as ‘immensely intense’. 

Supporting businesses with the development and maintenance of high-quality, in-house software is one of the main motivations behind BonCode. The benchmarking event helps us take that to the next level. By understanding customer data on quality, we can help them organize their software projects to reduce costs, minimize risk and maximize value. 

The next BonCode Benchmarking Event will take place on March 11th in Utrecht, but places are limited. To discover more about the BonCode Benchmarking Event, contact us

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