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SLIM-Metrics: Powerful Query Builder and Unlimited
Customizable Analysis Views
QSM ships SLIM-Metrics with a generous selection
of predefined queries and analysis views, but the easy-to-use
query builder also lets you construct your own custom data
sets without having to master complicated SQL statements.
The flexible analysis views are designed to allow you to modify
the chart/report outline or swap chart metrics with a few
simple mouse clicks.
SLIM-Metrics and SLIM-DataManager: Serious
Tools for Serious Work
are just getting measurement programs started. Others have
plenty of data, but no easy way to organize and analyze it.
SLIM-Metrics and SLIM-DataManager work together to support
both types of organizations. SLIM-DataManager
helps you create a corporate database, then teams up with
SLIM-Metrics to analyze your data and uncover key relationships
SLIM-Metrics helps answer the questions software
professionals ask every day:
- How does our organization stack up against the competition?
- Have our investments in process improvement improved our
- How is the quality of our
delivered software changing over time?
- What impact are requirements churn and staff turnover
having on our productivity?
- What kind of cost and schedule performance can we expect
from different divisions?
Features and Benefits:
Create very specific subsets of your
data and compare them to one another. Example: What is the average
productivity for Client Server, C++ projects using 5 to 10 person
teams compared to Web-based, Java applications?
Analyze any measure or metric against
any other(s). SLIM-Metrics lets you create unlimited of charting/report
views within a single workbook. The graph and report functions
are highly customizable.
SLIM-Metrics includes recent industry
trend lines for each of the standard measures and metrics. Benchmark
yourself against QSM's database of over 6000 projects, or create
your own trend lines from your completed project data.
|Statistical analysis tools
Uncover the relationships hidden in
your data. SLIM-Metrics contains a host of statistical and regression
analysis features, including four different curve-fitting algorithms.
up to 5 datasets per chart
Compare and contrast data from up to
five different data sets on a single chart. This is especially
useful for internal benchmarking and competitive positioning.
Track a single project through multiple
graphs. This is useful for visualizing trade-offs and cause/effect
|Point & click
Identify or view details for any data
point on a graph with a single mouse click.
Add custom notes, zoom a graph, read
x-y coordinates, and configure charts/reports with just a few
SLIM-Metrics produces superb graphical
outputs. You can easily print a set of graphs and tables that
clearly makes your point.
Export features allow you to easily
move your data, graphs, and tables into and out of other Windows
or MS Office products.
SLIM-DataManager builds on a set of essential
core measures. A larger set of predefined and user-defined
metrics helps you achieve increasing
levels of process maturity. With SLIM-DataManager, you have the freedom to collect the
metrics that are most meaningful to your organization.
Store all of your organization's historical
data (including the SEI Core Metrics, plus custom measures and
metrics you define) in a single, open, relational database.
Quickly extend your collected data to
include any measures and/or metrics you like, then use the powerful
graphing and statistical tools in SLIM-Metrics to analyze your
efficient data entry
lets you set up default values to describe your environment.
The tabbed dialog interface makes makes data entry fast, consistent,
and reduces time spent on error-checking.
|ODBC compliant file format
The SLIM-DataManager database is OPEN.
You can create seamless interfaces to other ODBC-compliant tools.
Customer Response to SLIM-Metrics for Windows...
"Wow -- It's amazing what you can
do with this tool and a modest amount of data."
"You hit another home run."
"SLIM-Metrics has really excellent graphics."
Put QSMA's Proven Performance to Work
QSMA consultants are recognized experts in the
field of software development planning and control.
All licenses for the SLIM Tool Suite include documentation,
responsive phone consultation, and technical support.
E-mail QSMA for
more information on SLIM-Tools and for a free demonstration
CD, or call 413.499.0988 to speak with a QSMA representative.