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Your software development team strives for optimal results in managing your projects. SLIM removes guesswork from benchmarking and project estimation – before, during and after your project is complete.


SLIM-Estimate develops reliable estimates for your project, within 90 percent accuracy. Our estimates draw on a database of more than 12,000 projects collected worldwide across all industries.


SLIM-Control is like GPS navigation for your project. Are you on-schedule? Properly staffed? On budget? SLIM evaluates your project ‘in-flight’ and accurately predicts your completion date.


How did you measure up? Use the SLIM-Metrics® tool to benchmark your completed projects against the QSM worldwide database. The results may surprise you – and guide you in your next release.

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From The Blog


May 3rd by Michael

Managing Deadlines and Scope Creep with Practical Benchmarking and Estimation Techniques PSQT AUGUST 14-19 2016 SAN DIEGO CA Michael Mah Managing Partner QSM Associates, Inc. How can you compare the productivity and quality you achieve across the span of your projects—whether agile, waterfall, or outsourced? Join Michael Mah to learn about schedule, quality, and defect […]

Ed Yourdon Tribute

February 1st by Michael

In remembrance of Ed Yourdon   Ed Yourdon was one of my favorite professional “goduncles” for whom I felt a special kinship ever since we first met in my mid-20s. Perhaps it was because of his kindness, or the fact that we were both native New Yorkers. Maybe it was also having studied in Boston […]

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