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QSM offers benchmarking services specifically designed to help software development or acquisition organizations to quantify and demonstrate performance improvement over time. Read more...

About QSM

As pioneers and innovators in the software estimation field since 1978, QSM is more than a company; it's the philosophy that defines our mission. Our goal is to help our clients become world-class software developers so they can deliver world-class software projects.
QSM provides superior estimation products and consulting that enable our clients to estimate, track and benchmark projects with confidence. QSM tools and methods can help you negotiate achievable goals, set realistic expectations and communicate more effectively with your colleagues and customers.

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Software process improvement efforts often fail because we try to accomplish too much too soon.  Aside from the cultural and organizational obstacles to change, people need time to learn and assimilate new ideas and skills.  “Human memory... More...
1978: Larry Putnam forms Quantitative Software Management. Larry’s pioneering research results in the SLIM® Methodology (a sound set of equations and processes to estimate software development projects). Some of the most popular commercial... More...
In the software project management field, projects go badly about 43% of the time and fail completely 18% of the time. While there are several reasons for this, and plenty of blame to go around, one of the easiest ways to reduce the risk is to start... More...
I am a professional software project estimator.  While not blessed with genius, I have put in sufficient time that by Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hour rule, I have paid my dues to be competent.  In the past 19 years I have estimated over 2,... More...

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