Carol Dekkers

Carol Dekkers

Carol Dekkers is a part time consultant and instructor for QSM, Inc. and also the president of Quality Plus Technologies, Inc., both which provide consulting services to clients who want to maximize the success of their information technology projects.  Carol’s experiences as a project management professional (PMP), a professional engineer (Canada), and an IT practitioner provide her with a rich background for presentations which she has delivered in over 30 countries. She has received numerous awards including being named by ASQ's Quality Progress as one of the 21 New Faces of Quality for the 21st Century in 2000.

Ms. Dekkers has been a member of the US delegation to ISO software engineering standards since 1994, and is highly regarded for her leadership in the areas of software metrics and quality.  She is the co-author of two books: The IT Measurement Compendium: Estimating and Benchmarking Success with Functional Size Measurement and Program Management Toolkit for Software and Systems Development, and a contributor to many more.

Carol Dekkers's Recent Blog Posts

What Software Project Benchmarking and Estimating Can Learn from Dr. Seuss

Ask Carol: No Free Lunch in Software Estimation and Benchmarking

Ask Carol: With Software Sizing, If You Don't Know the What, You Can't Estimate the How

Ask Carol: How Many Projects Create a "History?"

Ask Carol: T-Shirt Sizing for Early Software Project Estimates?

Function Points: A "Mousetrap" for Software Sizing?

Ask Carol: Collecting Metrics Willy-Nilly Doesn't Make Sense

Ask Carol: What's the Point of Estimating?

Ask Carol: Sizing Alternatives When Cost Is an Issue

Ask Carol: No Matter What, in Project Management, Size Matters

Carol Dekkers's Recent Articles

Function Point Sampling Holds Promise for Software Metrics

10 Steps to Better Software Project Metrics

Counting Function Points for Agile / Iterative Software Development