Paul Below

Paul Below

Paul BelowPaul Below has over 30 years of experience in technology measurement, statistical analysis, estimating, Six Sigma, and data mining.  As a Principal Consultant with QSM, he provides clients with statistical analysis of operational performance, process improvement, and predictability.  He has written numerous articles for industry journals and is co-author of the 2012 IFPUG Guide to IT and Software Measurement, and regularly presents his technical papers at industry conferences.  He has developed courses and been an instructor for software estimation, Lean Six Sigma, metrics analysis, function point analysis, and has also taught metrics for two years in the Masters of Software Engineering Program at Seattle University.  Paul is a Certified SLIM Estimation Professional, and has been a Certified Software Quality Analyst and a Certified Function Point Analyst.  He is a Six Sigma Black Belt, and has one US Patent.

Paul Below's Recent Blog Posts

Derived PI: Is PI from Peak Staff “Good Enough”?

The Impossible Region, Revisited

Averages Considered Harmful

Probability, Baseball, and Project Estimation

Velocity: What Is It?

Improve Your Project Comparisons

Q&A Highlights from "Maximizing Value Using the Relationship between Software Size, Productivity, and Reliability"

Software Mythbusters: The Single Version of the Truth

Part IV: Duration, Team Size, and Productivity

Calculating Mean Time to Defect