This article by QSM's Laura Zuber is the first of the QSM Agile Round Table series of publications that will present specific concepts and practices that connect SLIM and agile, creating common ground for the benefit of all.
This article for Projects at Work describes how an Estimation Center of Excellence leverages process, people and tools to accurately plan and estimate software projects.
This Project Times article explains how project tracking, reforecasting, and post project review help monitor the software development process and improve outcomes.
In this article originally published in SD Times, Doug Putnam outlines best practices for establishing an Estimation Center of Excellence.
In this Projects at Work article, Jay Daniel explains how agile software development can benefit from a fundamental development practice like sizing.
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.
Fred Brooks’ observation that nine women can’t make a baby in one month is perhaps the earliest and best known analogy between software development and parenting, and it’s an apt one. An effective software measurement program — like good parenting — requires careful planning, regular monitoring, and a significant long-term investment of time and energy.
In this article for Projects at Work, Doug Putnam and Taylor Putnam-Majarian present a full-circle model that organizations can apply to track actual performance against estimates, reforecast when significant changes occur, and then continually refine the process through post-mortem assessment.
In this article for Software Magazine, Doug Putnam and Taylor Putnam-Majarian demonstrate how top-down parametric estimation can be leveraged by organizations to manage capacity and demand effectively.