SLIM-Suite training is now available in convenient half-day sessions tailored to fit your busy work schedule! Our redesigned training courses are delivered in three-hour class sessions, starting at 10 a.m. Eastern time and ending at 1 p.m. each day. Our online classrooms and virtual labs will get you up to speed quickly, even if you haven’t yet installed SLIM-Suite tools in your environment.
A specified number of training seats are included with most SLIM licenses for no extra charge. Please contact your QSM Account Manager for details.
This course presents the SLIM (Software Life Cycle Management) estimation process as embodied in the SLIM tool suite. You will learn how producing defensible estimates begins with data from historical projects that demonstrate true capabilities, either from your organization or QSM's large industry database. This course teaches the fundamental nonlinear relationship between size, productivity, time, effort, and quality, and their tradeoffs. You will learn how to size projects using a variety of measures, such as Requirements, Function Points, and Story Points, and why size is a key estimate input. Working with the tools for a majority of the class, you will learn how to quantify risk, optimize for project constraints, run multiple estimate scenarios to assess alternatives, and present estimates to stakeholders and decision-makers. This course teaches you how to estimate a variety of project types and development environments, including complex projects and project portfolios using SLIM-MasterPlan.
This course goes beyond simple cost, schedule, and earned value project tracking to teach project control using product measures. You will learn how to use early warning indicators and control bounds to assess the impact of plan versus actual deviations, and take appropriate corrective action. You will have hands-on experience using SLIM-Control's method of forecasting estimates to complete and re-baselining plans. You will learn how to define custom metrics to assess special risk, how defect tracking helps you determine when quality is acceptable for product delivery, and how to create management dashboard reports.
This class is now offered in a convenient, on-demand online format for individuals and groups. Small private instructor-led classes can also be scheduled upon request. Contact QSM to learn more or schedule a class!
This course presents the fundamentals of software project metrics collection and analysis for benchmarking and process improvement. You will learn how capturing just five core metrics for completed projects builds the foundation for defensible estimates, based on known capabilities. You will learn how collecting a variety of custom metrics and user defined variables makes SLIM-DataManager a robust and flexible historical data repository, supporting other SLIM-Suite tools. You will work with SLIM-Metrics to define queries and data sets to create special project groupings support project performance and benchmarking analysis. You will also learn how to perform simple yet powerful curve fit analysis and simple statistics used to create custom trends lines used in SLIM-Estimate, SLIM-Control, and SLIM-Collaborate.
This class is now offered in a convenient on-demand online format for individuals and small groups. Small, private instructor-led classes can also be scheduled upon request. Contact QSM to learn more or schedule a private class!
SLIM-Control and SLIM-Metrics courses are delivered in a single, three-hour session.
Please check the class dates you wish to register for, then fill out the registration form below. You will receive a confirmation email shortly after registration. Course materials and links to our virtual classrooms and labs will be provided before your scheduled training dates.
Please check the classes you wish to attend, then complete the form below and submit your registration.