Namcook Analytics LLC
Capers Jones is currently vice president and chief technology officer of Namcook Analytics LLC (www.Namcook.com). This company designs leading-edge risk, cost, and quality estimation and measurement tools.
Capers Jones has been in the software industry for over 30 years, including founding companies like Software Productivity Research LLC (SPR) and Capers Jones & Associates LLC. He has also worked as the chief scientist at Artemis, as Assistant Director of Programming Technology for the ITT Corporation and as a manager and software researcher at IBM in California.
Capers and his colleagues have collected historical data from thousands of projects, hundreds of corporations, and more than 30 government organizations. This historical data is a key resource for judging the effectiveness of software process improvement methods and also for calibrating software estimation accuracy.
Capers Jones is a well-known author and international public speaker. His four most recent books are The Economics of Software Quality with Olivier Bonsignour; Software Engineering Best Practices; Applied Software Measurement; and Estimating Software Costs.
He is currently working on his 15th book entitled The Technical and Social History of Software Engineering, which will be published in the autumn of 2013 by Addison Wesley.
- W2: Quantifying Software Productivity and Quality - Capers Jones, 2013 Workshop, Abstract
- Software Quality in 2013: A Survey of the State of the Art - Capers Jones, 2013 Keynote, Abstract, Paper, Slides, Video