Practical Software Measurement
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.
We are pleased to announce that QSM has been included in the list of 2015 "Cool Vendors" in the IT Vendor Management category by Gartner, Inc.
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:
Too 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.
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?
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:
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 EDT, QSM’s Andy Berner will offer corrections to these, such as:
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.
If you were unable to attend our recent webinar, QSM's Software Sizing Infographic: A Visual Aid for Understanding Software Size, a replay is now available.