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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...

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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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Arithmetic mean (aka average) is often a misleading number. One reason for this is that mean is sensitive to outliers. A very large or a very small value can greatly influence the average. In those situations a better measure of center is the... More...
A foundation of the SLIM philosophy is to know what your team is capable of producing and never promise to deliver more than those finite limits. Leveraging a history of completed project core metrics enables you to quantify your capabilities, and... More...
Industry expert Phillip Armour highlights the importance of the QSM Software Almanac: 2014 Research Edition in his recent article for Communications of the ACM.Software projects can be so complicated and so different from each other that predicting... More...
While creating estimates is a fundamental step toward improving productivity on software development projects, it is not enough. In "Full-Circle Estimating," recently published on Projects at Work, Doug Putnam and Taylor Putnam-Majarian present a... More...

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