Resources to help you improve your awareness of the many benefits of software project-level metrics and quantitative estimation.
The articles listed below were written by Jim Mayes and published in "IT Metrics Stategies" (ITMS,
Cutter Information Corporation) and can be found on the
"Achieving Business Objectives I: Balancing Time, Cost & Quality", IMTS,
"Achieving Business Objectives II: Building a Software Metrics Support Structure", IMTS,
"Achieving Business Objectives III: A Real Experience
Implementing a SPI and Metrics Program", ITMS, August 2000.
"Saving the World One Project at a Time: Planning by the Numbers", ITMS,
"A Road Map for Balanced Productivity Metrics: Are We There Yet?", ITMS,
QSM Booth at IFPUG Conference
Jim Mayes' ITMS articles, and
others, are provided on the QSM Associates website.
This is the website for the organization that certifies the function point specialists (CFPS) and counting standards.
This organization provides software development standards.
The SEI at Carnegie Mellon University supports the Capibility Maturity Model (CMM) for software process improvement.
This site describes the services provided by QSMA and Mayes Consulting acting as a QSMA Agent. QSMA provides consulting, plus QSM tool licensing and support.
QSM, founded in 1978 by Larry Putnam, Sr., supports the QSM tool suite: SLIM-Estimate, SLIM-Control, SLIM-Metrics.
This site was establish to further Deming's institutionalizion of Quality in business.
This is the Cutter site for their IT Metrics Strategies publication.
This site provides a source for language gearing factors.
"IT Organization: Benchmark Thyself", a report written by Michael Mah, Jim Mayes, Jim Hieres, and Stan Rifkin.
This site provides a source for software language gearing factors.
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