The cost to implement Standard 12207 in an organization will depend on the organization's level of software engineering process maturity, (sophistication), the number of tasks to be implemented, schedule constraints, size and number of sites of the organization. The first two factors will be the major cost drivers. For the purposes of the chart shown below. Software Engineering Process Maturity is measured by the organization's position on the CCMI Model, or if the organization has ISO 9001 certification. Following is a table that shows high, medium or low implementation cost based upon these cost drivers:
In summary, the typical cost to implement 12207 should be between 5% to 15 % of the Software Engineering yearly budget and take from 6 months to 18 months in flow time.