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Global Rational Community Webinar Series – QSM

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November 2, 2007

Exciting News! On Wednesday November 7th at 12noon, there will be a Webinar on the integration of IBM’s Rational Portfolio Manager and the QSM SLIM-Estimate model. It will be directed by two of the best in our business: Douglas Putnam and Larry Putnam Jr., managing partners of our QSM Inc. office in McLean VA. If you’d like to join us for the event, details are as below.

Date: 11/07/2007
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm (GMT-05:00) Eastern Standard Time (America/New_York)
By: Global Rational Community(GRC)

Description: Project Planning with QSM SLIM Estimate and IBM Rational Portfolio Manager

In this webcast we will explore how proven estimation technologies can support project managers and their software planing processes. The first part of the webcast will provide an overview of the SLIM-Estimate software estimation methodology as implemented in the Rational Unified Process with Estimation, Measurement, and Control plug-in to IBM Rational Method Composer. Topics covered will include:

* Core set of software metrics
* Software Industry data and fundamental trends
* Software Production Equation
* Software Input assumptions – size and scope, productivity
* Evaluating alternative execution strategies and project goals
* How project estimates feed the project planning process

Next we will overview of the planning process implemented in IBM Rational Portfolio Manager, starting with proposal creation and showing the workflow of the approval process. Estimation tools are key to providing useful demand and resource management data.

Finally we will wrap up with a live demonstration of the automation to link estimates with project plans as implemented in QSM’s SLIM-Estimate product and IBM Rational Portfolio Manager. The demonstration will show:

* Importing project templates from RPM into QSM’s SLIM-Estimate product to establish base work breakdown structures to be used in the project estimate
* Generating estimates in SLIM-Estimate and evaluating estimation alternatives
* Validating estimates with historic data to assess risk
* Exporting detailed project estimates to Rational Portfolio Manager to support project manager’s detail planning activities

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