QSM helps Army save millions with software estimation and tracking solutions
MCLEAN, VA, January 12, 2016 – Quantitative Software Management, Inc. (QSM), a leader in software process improvement and systems development estimation, today announced it has been awarded a five year prime contract with the U.S. Army Cost Center under the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cost and Economics (ODASA-CE).
Under this contract, QSM will provide estimation and tracking assistance to help with early stage identification and mitigation of software program risk. This includes working closely with programming offices to obtain key software inputs, prepping cost estimates, and reconciling and adjusting these inputs throughout the entire software project lifecycle to ensure budgets aren’t exceeded.
QSM has been working with the ODASA-CE since 2004, in which time it has helped achieve significant savings and risk reductions approximated at $750 million.
“The U.S. Army and the ODASA-CE are committed to the success of critical software development projects,” said Joe Madden, Vice President, QSM. “We look forward to continuing our long-term relationship with the Army to help evaluate bids, measure feasibility and provide transparency in the budgeting process.”
The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Cost and Economics (DASA-CE) is the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller) (ASA (FM&C)). ASA (FM&C)'s mission is to formulate, submit, and defend the Army budget to Congress and the American people. Its full mission statement can be found here.
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About Quantitative Software Management, Inc. (QSM)
Founded in 1978 by one of the pioneers of software measurement, Larry Putnam, Sr., QSM offers estimation products and consulting that enable federal and commercial clients to estimate, track and benchmark projects. QSM tools and methods help software and systems analysts negotiate achievable goals, set realistic expectations, and communicate more effectively with management and customers. QSM offers the SLIM (Software Lifecycle Management) Suite of tools, which contains metrics from a worldwide database of more than 10,000 completed projects, enabling productivity benchmarking on the desktop. Using SLIM to dynamically run 'virtual project simulations,' companies can model and forecast project releases to deliver on time, within budget with > 90% estimation accuracy. Visit us at www.qsm.com.