We help solve the toughest deadline and budget challenges
on software projects, through use of state-of-the-art software
measurement and estimating tools combined with techniques from
modern negotiation science. We’ve been helping our clients
achieve this for over 15 years.
We offer the SLIM Tool Suite, a powerful knowledge-based
family of project measurement, estimation, and control models,
derived from the pioneering research of Larry Putnam Sr., founder
and chief scientist of Quantitative Software Management (QSM).
Larry is considered one of the fathers in the field of software
measurement and estimation.
The SLIM tools contain knowledge from a current-day
industry database of over 7,000 completed projects collected worldwide,
both in-house and outsourced, domestic and offshore, for engineering
and business IT applications. They provide agile managers with
the ability to measure and estimate software projects in days
instead of weeks. SLIM provides industry productivity and project
trends on the desktop against which projects can be compared.
QSM Associates combines this metrics science with
effective negotiation techniques drawn from the Program on Negotiation.
PON is an inter-university consortium made up of Harvard University,
Tufts University and MIT. It is committed to improving the theory
and practice of negotiation. We help our clients solve their toughest
negotiation challenges by providing SLIM technology combined with
these modern negotiation techniques. We provide training classes
in measurement, estimation, and negotiation. In addition, we advise
our clients through our negotiation consulting and executive coaching.
Finally, through the Cutter Consortium, an industry
think-tank based outside of Boston, MA, we publish executive reports
and research in the areas of agile project management, business
IT trends, outsource advisory, and software measurement and benchmarking.
Cutter Consortium provides IT executives with the latest research
from the industry’s thought leaders. It is made up of more
than 100 internationally recognized experts who have done, and
are doing, groundbreaking work in organizations worldwide, helping
companies deal with issues in core areas in the field of information