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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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On large software development and acquisition programs, testing phases typically extend over many months. It is important to forecast the quality of the software at that future time when the schedule calls for testing to be complete. In this article... More...
At QSM, we have one of the largest industry databases in the world of completed software projects. The data comes from our clients with their permission and this data has been the backbone of our software estimation business for over 35 years. We... More...
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