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Michael Mah

  • PSQT AUGUST 14-19 2016 SAN DIEGO CA

  • 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

  • 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 […]

  • Join the June 16 Greater New York Agile Benchmark Study

  • Webcast Monday June 16 (noon EDT) – Sign up here qsma.com/nyagile I’m excited to announce a brand-new collaboration with the NY SPIN (Software Process & Systems Improvement Network) – launching an Agile Benchmarking Project for the Greater New York metropolitan area. This came about after I delivered a replay of my Keynote Address at the […]

  • Michael Mah – Secrets of Agile Release Planning, at Better Software Conference

  • Michael Mah to Reveal Game changing Practices in Software, Secrets of Agile Release Planning, at Better Software Conference QSM Associates to Present Retrospectives on Agile Practices, Including Real-world Metrics versus Waterfall Development BOSTON, Nov. 8, 2013 – Michael C. Mah, one of the leading thinkers on the Agile development scene today, will lead two revealing […]

  • Michael Mah’s PNWSQC Keynote 10/14: What Data Says in Recent Agile Benchmark Research

  • Oct. 14-16 in Portland: “Agile as Game Changer: What Data Says from Recent Agile Benchmark Research.” Michael Mah, managing partner of QSM Associates Inc., delivers the keynote at the Pacific Northwest Quality Software Conference Oct. 14-16, 2013 in Portland, Oregon. Here’s a sneak preview… With Agile now becoming mainstream, what’s happening on the topic of […]

  • New article on Agile posted in Projects@Work

  • November 2, 2012 New article I wrote on the Agile Columbus research has been published in Projects @ Work. http://www.projectsatwork.com/content/Articles/275565.cfm Good Q&A with Alistair Cockburn Said succinctly. Enjoy. http://www.adform.com/site/blog/adform/q-a-with-agile-hero-alistair-cockburn/  

  • Yes, Size Matters

  • October 1, 2012 Some time ago I released this paper on the challenges of sizing a software project. Recently I was asked about this relative to Agile Stories and Story Points. I realized it would be a good post for our blog. Enjoy! Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on “Software Size” Software is everywhere in modern […]

  • The Results Are In: Columbus Ohio ROCKS

  • September 6, 2012 This Press Release on an Agile Study that I conducted for the Columbus OH technology community garnered over 1,000 views on the day following its issuance on Business Wire. This is exciting news, not only for Columbus economic development, but for the entire Agile community. Take a look and see for yourself. […]

  • The Columbus Agile Productivity Benchmark Project;

  • May 17, 2012 Come join me and other thought leaders at The Path to Agility Conference in Columbus OH! Here’s my talk slated for Wed May 23rd! The Columbus Agile Productivity Benchmark Project; Initial Insights from Project Data Kent Beck, the visionary behind Extreme Programming, once said that Agile projects would be considered more successful […]

  • Why I Buy Apple Products

  • July 7, 2011   Recently while visiting family and vacationing in Honolulu my son had an iPhone accident – our fault – only 3 days after my daughter had her phone stolen. Micah at the Apple Store in Waikiki listened to our dilemma and logged into my Apple profile. He discovered that we were loyal […]