In this article for Software Executive Magazine, Larry Putnam, Jr. explains how focusing on scope-based estimates, agile forecasting, and smaller teams will help your development team deliver products on time and according to budget.
This article discusses how the SLIM agile bidding solution will save you time and money and allow you to make more informed bidding decisions.
Don Beckett identifies five fundamental “laws” of software development that executives (and teams) should follow for software project success.
In this article for GCN, QSM's Joe Madden explains how the five core metrics of software estimation make a powerful tool that can be used at each phase of the software acquisition life cycle to help government IT program managers make more objective, quantitative decisions.
In this article for Contract Management Magazine, QSM's Gene Shuman identifies the key components of an effective staff build-up plan.
In this article originally published on Agile Connection, QSM's Larry Putnam, Jr. turns to cold hard data from completed projects in the QSM database to determine whether big agile is "enterprise savior or oxymoron."
In a recent article for Projects at Work, QSM's Don Beckett identifies seven principles, based on comprehensive studies, that leaders must support and uphold to help create an environment in which projects can succeed. Ignoring them practically guarantees failure.
How can I quantitatively evaluate potential suppliers and determine whether or not a potential supplier is likely to perform as promised?
What actions can I take that will have an immediate and lasting positive impact on my development project(s)?
There are also some strategic (longer term) capital investments we can make and some process improvement policies we can adopt that will have a large impact on reducing cycle time, cutting costs, and increasing quality on future projects. The benefits of these actions can be quantified through the notion of process productivity.
This article discusses the software cost estimation problem and how metrics and acceptance can solve it.