DCG Software Value

DCG Software Value (formerly David Consulting Group) is a global provider of Function Point Analysis, Software Value, and Software Estimation services. Our mission is to help IT and the business collectively measure and maximize the flow of software development value in order to foster improved decision making and resource management and to quantifiably impact a company’s bottom line. Since 1994, large enterprises, growing mid-cap companies, and emerging technology leaders have relied on us to implement improvements that make their software more efficient, user-friendly, and cost effective. We maintain corporate offices in the U.S. and U.K.

The Basics About DCG
  • Founded in 1994 by David Garmus and David Herron, two of the industry’s acknowledged authorities in the field of sizing, measurement, and estimation
  • Mike Harris bought the company in 2006, shaping DCG into a global, full-service software consulting firm
  • International (U.S. and U.K. offices) - in 2012, DCG acquired SMS Exemplar Group, now trading in Europe and the U.K. under the name David Consulting Group Ltd., serving clients worldwide
  • 30+ staff members
  • Industry leaders in software consulting services
  • Certified Function Point Specialists (CFPS) in IFPUG and COSMIC function points
Our Signature
  • Centers of Excellence (CoEs)
  • Build, Operate, Transfer model (BOT)
  • Proprietary value models
  • Function Point Analysis
Our Experience
  • The DCG management team has a combined 50+ years of experience in the software industry
  • DCG counters have a combined 200+ years of industry experience
  • Authors of publications and books used as industry guidelines and references
  • Frequent guest speakers at industry conferences

Download a DCG overview document for more information.

“I would definitely describe them as experts in their field. We are much more disciplined now than we were before, much more."

- Bob Lento, Former President, Convergys Information Management (now a part of NetCracker, a division of NEC); Current CEO, Limelight Networks

"It's frustrating that there are so many failed software projects when I know from personal experience that it's possible to do so much better - and we can help." 
- Mike Harris, DCG President

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