Practical Software Measurement

 

New Workshop: Estimating and Tracking Agile Projects

QSM is pleased to introduce our Estimating and Tracking Agile Projects workshop, the latest in our popular workshop series.  We introduced a number of workshop offerings last year in response to a growing demand for basic educational courses on software estimation and project management from our clients and prospects. 

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PDU-Approved Webinar - Agile Estimation: Beyond the Myths, Part 2

When it comes to agile, there are common myths and misconceptions about project estimation and tracking. In Part 2 of this PDU-approved two-part webinar series (which can be viewed independently or together), presented on May 28 at 1:00 PM EDT by QSM's Andy Berner offers corrections to these, such as:

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Are Late Software Projects a Victim of 'The Planning Fallacy'?

Software Project Planning FallacyToo many projects are late, over-budget, under-delivered, or a combination.  The problems continue despite widespread awareness and improvements in project management knowledge, tools, and process maturity.  

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Agile Estimation: Beyond the Myths, Part 1 Webinar Replay and Q&A Highlights

Agile Estimation: Beyond the Myths Webinar

Our recent webinar, Agile Estimation: Beyond the Myths, Part 1, presented by Andy Berner, featured a lively Q&A session. Here are a few of the highlights that you can catch in the PDU-approved replay.

Q: You talked about different types of work and how they're done concurrently. What about the work of developing the system architecture?

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Trend Based Solutions Generate Reasonable Estimates Fast

Beginning with the release of SLIM-Suite v8.1, two new SLIM-Estimate solution methods were added to let you see what a “typical” project would look like: that is, the resources it would require, based upon historical projects from either the QSM database or your own.  The two methods are:

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New Webinar Series - Agile Estimation: Beyond the Myths

When it comes to agile, there are common myths and misconceptions about estimation.  In the first of this two-part webinar series (which can be viewed independently or together), presented on April 22 at 1:00 PM EDTQSM’s Andy Berner will offer corrections to these, such as:

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Twin-SPIN Presentation: Does Agile Scale? - A Short Case Study

On Thursday, April 9, QSM's Pam Simonovich will present Does Agile Scale? - A Short Case Study, hosted at the University of Minnesota.

This presentation uses completed project data as an example to show that when organizations make a conscious decision to adopt Agile methods in conjunction with other traditional development methodologies, these approaches can be effectively scaled and implemented for larger projects and enterprises – to a point.

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