Capers Jones is an American specialist in software engineering methodologies, and is often associated with the function point model of cost estimation.
He was born in St Petersburg, Florida, United States and graduated from the University of Florida. He later became the President and CEO of Capers Jones & Associates and latterly Chief Scientist Emeritus of Software Productivity Research (SPR).
In 2011, he co-founded Namcook Analytics LLC, where he is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
He formed his own business in 1984, Software Productivity Research, after holding positions at IBM and ITT. After retiring from Software Productivity Research in 2000, he remains active as an independent management consultant.
He is a Distinguished Advisor to the Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ).