QSM helps defense and intelligence agencies force-multiply their software efforts.
DoD Instruction 5000.02, “Operation of the Defense Acquisition System,” directs program managers to use technical performance measures and metrics to assess program progress, just as the Weapons System Acquisition Reform Act (WSARA) of 2009 addressed problems with unreasonable cost and schedule estimates by increasing emphasis on data measurement and metrics analysis.
QSM has a proud history in the Defense and Intelligence communities, using the science of estimation to deliver high-value support to our customers throughout their unique software acquisition and operations life cycles. In fact, QSM’s pioneering approach to measurement and estimation was born from company founder Larry Putnam Sr.’s work in the U.S. Army in the 1970s.
Today, the use of QSM SLIM® tools is recognized as a proven resource to support software cost estimation best practices by the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), and as a government software acquisition best practice by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Harnessing quantitative tools, metrics, and guidance is proven to help Defense and Intelligence decision-makers find success with cost, schedule, and performance goals.
Let us help you meet DoD requirements and build a path to success for your program.
Harness the power of your organization’s software data to gain insights to best manage software development and support cost, schedule, and performance objectives.
Provides decision makers timely, practical alternatives to consider as realistic tradeoffs.
Our estimating and forecasting solutions serve as a GPS to navigate your way past uncertainty throughout a project’s life-cycle.
Realize the goal of more data-driven decisions by leveraging the power of your own performance metrics for realistic and accurate software estimation and development.
We offer a variety of industrial-strength solutions to meet all needs and budget requirements, including complete solutions, "lite" versions, and incremental build-outs.
We typically recommend a staged implementation, as it enables a client to realize significant value while getting to know our process. We also suggest working with us on a single project, to start. You’ll get a good feel for QSM consulting, its benefits, and its suitability for your organization.
Please contact our solution design consultants at 800 424-6755 to discuss your individual needs and constraints. We’ll draft a statement of work, and then work with your procurement team to get a master service agreement in place. Once a purchase order has been issued, we’ll start to execute the project.