John Staiger has worked with SLIM tools since 1985. At his former employer he had the advantage of having access to all the major estimating tools on the market and many different Software Development Life Cycle processes. He has extensive experience in data analysis and parametric methods. His responsibilities at QSM include consulting and mentoring support to both government and commercial clients, and he is one of the classroom trainers. He earned a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan, an MBA and Post-MBA certificate in Management Science from Seattle University and an M.S. in Project Management from The George Washington University. He is also a Distinguished Graduate of the Navy War College.