|QSM Welcomes New Clients!|
would like to welcome our newest SLIM users to the QSM family.
Cisco, FAA, DRS, Siemens Information Systems Limited, NASA,
Northwest Mutual, Pratt & Whitney RocketDyne, and
the State of Alaska have all recently signed on
to see what SLIM tools can do for their software estimating, planning,
and benchmarking processes. To learn more about our tools
and what's new with QSM, please read on.
|Leverage the Power of SLIM with IBM Rational RUP & RPM|
| QSM recently announced the methodology in its SLIM suite of tools will be provided as a plug-in to the IBM Rational Unified Process in IBM Rational Method Composer (RMC), as well as to Rational Portfolio Manager (RPM).
For RMC users, this tie-in brings the value of QSM's renowned processes for Project Estimation and Planning, Measurement, Project Control and Adaptive Forecasting, to Rational RMC for the first time. These RMC plug-in processes support the achievement of higher maturity levels in industry best practice process standards such as SEI's CMMI and ISO 9000, which are of increasing importance to Rational customers.
With RPM, users will findthat estimates contained in QSM SLIM-Estimates solution log can be exported to IBM Rational Portfolio Manager leveraging the IBM Rational Portfolio Manager web services-based Application Programming Interface (API). The integration of SLIM-Estimate data to RPM will provide a more realistic work breakdown structure for IBM Rational Portfolio Manager project managers looking to automate these planning tasks. Using a few inputs made in SLIM-Estimate on project size and productivity,Rational Portfolio Manager project managers can generate a defendable project plan in minutes instead of days or weeks.
To find out more, please visit QSM's rational homepage.
|Sign up for the QSM Rational Webinar on Nov. 7 |
QSM, together with IBM Rational, will be hosting the webinar, "Project Planning with QSM SLIM Estimate and IBM Rational Portfolio Manager" on Nov. 7 at 12:00 PM EST. In this webcast we will explore how proven estimation technologies can support project managers and their software planing processes. The first part of the webcast will provide an overview of the QSM SLIM (Software Lifecycle Management) software estimation methodology as implemented in the Rational Unified Process with Estimation, Measurement, and Control plug-in to IBM Rational Method Composer. To learn more about topics we will cover and how to sign up, please visit Global Rational Community Webinar Series - QSM
Please stop by our booth at any of the upcoming conferences we will be attending:
Microsoft Office Project Conference - Seattle, WA; Oct. 28-31; Booth #201
CMMI - Denver, CO; Nov. 12-15
Better Software: Agile Development Practices EXPO - Orlando, FL; Dec. 3-6
If you would like to set up an appointment at one of the upcoming conferences or for more information regarding SLIM products, services, and training, please contact Keith Ciocco by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 703-749-3812.
Suite 6.3c Upgrade available
Upgrades are available for SLIM-Estimate, SLIM-Control, SLIM-DataManager, SLIM-Metrics, and SLIM-MasterPlan via the Downloads page
of the QSM web site. To install this upgrade you must be running SLIM Suite version 6.3a or b. If you are running an earlier version of SLIM Suite, please contact your corporate software administrator or QSM support for
Upgrading is easy: simply download and unzip the Upgrade file to your application folder (the default location is c:\Program Files\QSM\Tools63).
Before downloading the upgrades, you will need usernames and passwords. If you haven't already obtained a username and password, you will need to register for access
via the QSM web site. If you have questions or concerns, contact Kate Armel at 301 865-8242 or email@example.com
|QSM Europe Hosts User Conference October 25th|
|QSM Europe hosted their 3rd annual user conference. Doug Putnam and Larry Putnam, Jr. talked about new product developments from QSM; in addition to SLIM users from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Rabobank Nederland, Caesar Groep, SIG, and the Dutch Police, who all spoke about how they applied SLIM to their software development processes. To read more about the user conference and see a detailed agenda, please visit QSM Europe's website. Presentations will be available for download shortly.|
|SLIM Training Schedule|
| QSM holds regular SLIM training courses at our McLean, VA office, just outside of Washington, DC. If you have a need for training, please contact your sales rep or Keith Ciocco by email or call 703-749-3812. To see our up-to-date training schedule, please visit QSM Training. If you are unable to make it to McLean, Va for any of the upcoming scheduled training dates listed, on-site training is available, as is our "Train the Trainer" program for companies with big needs. |