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SLIM Tools

  • SLIM Tools in CIO Review – Top 20 Most Promising Productivity Solutions

  • QSM is pleased to announce we have recently been selected as one of the 20 Most Promising Productivity Tools Solution Providers by CIO Review. In the last few months, CIO Review has analyzed hundreds of productivity tools solution providers and shortlisted the companies that are at the forefront of tackling challenges in the arena. A […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Agile Impact

  • SLIM Training Alert…learn how SLIM can improve your inhouse measurement efforts! Act now…Join us for 3 days of immersion in the theory and practice of more effective estimating and benchmarking. Said a recent attendee from a major international pharmaceutical company: “This is the first tool I’ve ever had which I can use to have productive […]

  • QSM Associates, Pillar Technology Sign Partnership To Help Enterprises Transitioning to Agile

  • “Show Me the Data” is No Longer a Challenge, as Companies Team-up to Tell the Truth about Agile Results http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/26/ma-qsm-associates-pillar-idUSnBwpSGLha+9c+BSW20130226 PITTSFIELD, Mass., Feb 26, 2013 – QSM Associates and Pillar Technology today announced a partnership designed to deliver Agile software solutions, and benchmark time to market, speed to value and the quality of results. Under […]

  • What QSM and SLIM Are Finding re: Agile

  • April 20, 2010 This Thursday April 22nd I’m presenting case study research on Agile methods at the Nashua Scrum Club in Nashua NH. It’s entitled, “The Good, the Bad, and the Puzzling; The Agile Experience at Five Companies (UPDATED!)” This talk has elements of a keynote address from recent conferences like Better Software and Agile […]

  • Surviving, Thriving in Turbulent Times

  • November 24, 2008 Defensive postures abound during this current economic mess, and most everywhere you turn, the mantra is about making deep cuts to avoid costs. There’s another approach: create a high-value, low-cost strategy that increases productivity while simultaneously delivering measurable value to company stakeholders, faster, than via traditional methods. So… If I were a […]

  • New SLIM 7.0 Release, Now Shipping

  • November 11, 2008 All of us at QSM are very excited about the new SLIM 7.0 Release which represents the latest state-of-the-art in software measurement and estimation. Personally, I feel that this is a major milestone in manifesting virtually all we know as a team in software measurement, management, and forecasting. As many are well […]

  • More Data Comes In on Agile

  • September 16, 2008 Well well… things are getting interesting on productivity, time-to-market, and defects that our research is revealing on Agile methods. The latest comes via our collaboration with Rally Software, for whom our company is an Agile Enablement Partner. There was such ballyhoo about my recent industry Keynotes and Main Stage sessions (Better Software […]

  • Now Shipping! The Cutter/QSM Benchmark Almanac

  • December 20, 2007 Great news! The Cutter Consortium is now shipping the Cutter/QSM Benchmark Almanac: Application Development Series, 2007-2008 Edition, the result of an unprecedented joint collaboration featuring industry research by QSM on software development (derived on projects mined from the QSM worldwide database), and expert opinions by Cutter authors like Tom DeMarco, Tim Lister, […]

  • I’m So Excited…

  • December 12, 2007 … and I just can’t hide it. I just spent a day with our internal QSM team in McLean VA where we brainstormed about our HOT new SLIM 7.0 Release, which we’re gearing up for a market launch next quarter. Building upon Larry Putnam’s pioneering research on software lifecycles, we’ve got a […]