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Software economics: focus on value, not just cost

"Software economics" used to be largely focused on the cost of developing software. Good to see Barry W. Boehm and Kevin J. Sullivan (with Carnegie Mellon University SEI affiliations) writing about software economics, but describing a "results chain" that focuses on value delivered.

You'll find the results chain discussion in their article titled "Software Economics: A Roadmap."

Although a bit old, the article is interesting in the context of the ongoing move from IT to BT (business technology), which is fundamentally a move toward architecting for business results.