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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 QSM Associates Website:

"Achieving Business Objectives I: Balancing Time, Cost & Quality", IMTS, March 2000.

"Achieving Business Objectives II: Building a Software Metrics Support Structure", IMTS, June 2000.

"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, December 2000.

"A Road Map for Balanced Productivity Metrics: Are We There Yet?", ITMS, August 2001.

Arlene Ross (center) of QSM at 2001 IFPUG Conference Booth

QSM Booth at IFPUG Conference
ITMS ARTICLES
Jim Mayes' ITMS articles, and others, are provided on the QSM Associates website.
 
INTERNATIONAL FUNCTION POINT USERS GROUP
This is the website for the organization that certifies the function point specialists (CFPS) and counting standards.
 
IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY
This organization provides software development standards.
 
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INSTITUTE (SEI)
The SEI at Carnegie Mellon University supports the Capibility Maturity Model (CMM) for software process improvement.
 
QSM ASSOCIATES, INC.
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.
 
QUANTITATIVE SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT (QSM), INC.
QSM, founded in 1978 by Larry Putnam, Sr., supports the QSM tool suite: SLIM-Estimate, SLIM-Control, SLIM-Metrics.
 
W. EDWARDS DEMING INSTITUTE
This site was establish to further Deming's institutionalizion of Quality in business.
 
IT METRICS STRATEGIES(ITMS)
This is the Cutter site for their IT Metrics Strategies publication.
 
THE DAVID CONSULTING GROUP
This site provides a source for language gearing factors.
 
CUTTER CONSORTIUM
"IT Organization: Benchmark Thyself", a report written by Michael Mah, Jim Mayes, Jim Hieres, and Stan Rifkin.
 
SORFTWARE PRODUCTIVITY RESEARCH (SPR)
This site provides a source for software language gearing factors.

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