Eclipse SP takes part in Norwegian Research Laboratory project estimation studies

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Eclipse SP, a member of Sigma Group, helped conduct scientific investigation made by Simula Research Laboratory. Fourty Eclipse SP specialists passed the tests dedicated to understanding of estimation accuracy in software development projects.

Participation in NRL project estimation studiesSimula Research Laboratory (SRL) is a Norwegian research organization, located at Fornebu (just outside of the capital, Oslo), which conducts basic researches in such areas as networks and distributed systems, scientific computing and software engineering. The strong focus on basic research is combined with both teaching of postgraduate students and development of commercial applications.

In November, 2008 Simula’s Research scientist, professor Magne Jørgensen, invited Eclipse SP to take part in major survey being conducted in a number of software companies in Eastern Europe. The results of the survey will answer the request of the University of Oslo to produce improved tools, languages, methodologies and techniques for project estimation.

“We pay a lot of attention to the estimation stage in software development projects. It needs accurate performance being a vital condition for successful project’s accomplishment: fulfilling it results in delivering high-quality solutions to our customers. We are happy to participate in scientific research helping to improve estimation techniques”, said Valery Krasovsky, Eclipse SP COO.

The analysis of the collected data is still in progress, but already providing the researchers with results, potentially leading to improved estimation practices. Research reports can be downloaded from

“Cost analysts help software vendors and their customers to make important quantitative decisions about large systems, often based on little information and with a great deal of uncertainty. Research made by Simula opens up new ways of reducing or managing that uncertainty, which is extremely valuable for all software companies”, said Svetlana Neymyrok, Eclipse SP Key Account Manager.

About Simula

Simula Research Laboratory (SRL) is a Norwegian research organization, located at Fornebu. It employs more than 100 people, mainly scientists and engineers, with an annual research budget of NOK 64 million. SRL conducts basic researches in the fields of networks and distributed systems, scientific computing and software engineering, and promotes the applications of the research to both industry and the public sector. SRL educates Master of Science and Philosophy Doctor-students in collaboration with the Universities in Norway.

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About University of Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s largest and oldest institution of higher education. It was founded in 1811 when Norway was still under Danish rule. Today the University of Oslo has approximately 30,000 students and 4,600 employees.

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About Sigma Ukraine (previously Eclipse SP)

Sigma Ukraine provides top-quality IT services to customers in such segments as telecommunications, banking and financial services, aerospace, e-business and real estate as well as in the tourism and entertainment industries.

The company’s three major business areas are software development, system integration and IT consulting.

Being ISO 9001:2000 certified Sigma Ukraine provides services to its customers located primarily in Western Europe and the US markets, in which the company has regional offices since early 2005. Sigma Ukraine also has sales and support partners in Switzerland, the UK, Germany and Austria.

Since April 2006, Sigma Ukraine is a member of Sigma.

Sigma – One of Sweden’s Leading IT Consultancies. Sigma delivers to an international market and concentrates on functional undertakings. Sigma is continuously ranked against strong competition as one of the leading IT consultancies in Sweden. Sigma is listed on the O-List of the Stockholm Stock Exchange and employs about 1,300 people in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Germany, France, China and Ukraine.

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