Install or Upgrade SLIM-Suite
SLIM-Suite Installation/Upgrade Files
Visit our Installation & Upgrades page to download setup files, release notes, installation manuals and instructions for installing or upgrading to any currently supported SLIM-Suite version. If don't see the version you need on the Installation page, please contact QSM Support for assistance. For more detailed guidance and a list of frequently asked installation questions, visit our Installation FAQs page.
SLIM-SUITE API (Application Programming Interface) Packages
SLIM-Suite API Demo Packages
Each version-specific package contains documentation, API demo spreadsheets, and supporting workbooks for all three SLIM Suite API demos (Estimate, Control, and DataManager). Please download the package that matches the version of SLIM-Suite you are currently running. NEW! The SLIM-Estimate 10.3 API has been extended to allow retrieval and editing of the PI and Size Calculator settings. New sample worksheets in the SLIM-Estimate API demo (part of the 10.3 API Demo package) demonstrate these changes.
The SLIM-Estimate® SmartSheets in these version-specific packages provide a spreadsheet-style interface for interfacing with SLIM-Estimate using the SLIM-Estimate Application Programming Interface. Please download and use the SmartSheet package that corresponds to the SLIM-Estimate version you are currently running. The Estimation SmartSheet combines the power of SLIM-Estimate with the flexibility and ease of use of a spreadsheet interface. You can quickly produce estimates, generate Milestone, Project Summary, and Skills reports, apply a variety of customizable sizing techniques, and save the results to either Microsoft Excel or SLIM-Estimate format.
The two SLIM-DataManager SmartSheets in these version-specific packages provide a spreadsheet-style interface for interfacing with SLIM-DataManager using the DataManager API. Depending on the version downloaded, the package will contain the following:
- (All versions) The Data Extraction SmartSheet reads the contents of a SLIM-DataManager database and exports the data to spreadsheet format.
- (10.3 and above) The Data Importer SmartSheet lets you map historical project data contained in a separate spreadsheet (the example in the demo package actually uses data extracted into Excel using the Data Extraction SmartSheet!). Once mapping data has been provided to match fields in the source spreadsheet with their SLIM-DataManager metric counterparts, multiple project records can then be imported into a new or existing DataManager database file
- (10.0-10.2 only) The Data Collection SmartSheet allows users to enter data for a single project into a spreadsheet, then imports the project to a specified DataManager workbook.
Please download and use the SmartSheet package that corresponds to the SLIM-Suite version you are currently running.
Agile Adjuster for SLIM-Suite
The Agile Adjuster updates a SLIM-Estimate workbook with new milestone and phase tuning values based on the project duration and Agile iteration length. The utility can be called directly from within SLIM-Estimate using the extension menu option, making it easy to update the workbook whenever the solution changes.
Please download the Agile Adjuster version that corresponds to the SLIM-Suite version you are currently running.
SLIM-Control-RTC Integration Packages
SLIM-Control to RTC (Rational Team Concert) Integration
The SLIM-Control to RTC integration can be configured to retrieve information about defects and other metrics from an RTC repository and insert that information into the actual data contained in a SLIM-Control (.scw) workbook.
Templates and Sample Workbooks
SLIM-Suite Sample Workbooks
These downloadable zip files contain the full set of SLIM-Estimate, Control, Metrics, and DataManager sample workbooks that ship with the following currently supported SLIM-Suite versions. Licensed Users Only.
These downloadable zip files contain the full set of SLIM-Estimate, Control, Metrics, and DataManager templates and sizing spreadsheets that ship with the following currently supported SLIM-Suite versions. Licensed Users Only.
SLIM-Suite Sizing Resources
Documentation for SLIM-DataManager Sizing by Decomposition Templates. SLIM-DataManager versions 10.0 and above ship with three new templates that use Custom Metrics and User Defined Variables to capture actual size data by component. Download the DataManager Decomposition Sizing Documentation files to learn more. Licensed Users Only.
Sizing by Decomposition Spreadsheet. SLIM-Suite tools provide the ability to call external programs via the Custom Menu Item feature. Download this Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to quickly access common Sizing by Decomposition methods that can be copied and pasted into SLIM-Estimate's Sizing Calculator. Licensed Users Only.
SLIM-Suite Training Files
SLIM-Suite Training Exercises
These downloadable zip files contain the SLIM-Suite files used in the training class exercises. Select the link for your SLIM version to download and save SLIM-Suite exercise files to your 'Documents\QSM\Toolsnnn' folder, where "nnn" represents your SLIM-Suite version number (e.g., 103 for 10.3). Right-click on the .zip compressed file and select ‘Extract All.’