Software Measurement Program Implementation


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Numerous organizations have embarked on the establishment of Software Measurement Programs as a means to make informed management decisions on how to improve quality and productivity, and to better estimate projects. These organizations have met with varying degrees of success. Those that have enjoyed the greatest success have followed many of the practices Q/P Management Group promotes in its measurement and estimating services. Establishing a successful software measurement program and developing estimating capabilities requires the support of experienced professionals. Our expert consultation can help your organization with programs tailored to your organization’s needs.

The Measurement Program Framework
Q/P Management Group's consulting service for Measurement Program Implementation is designed to help you identify and collect pertinent quality and productivity data from your Application Portfolio and Software Projects that will lead to the identification of improvement initiatives.

Once this measurement framework is in place your organization will have the ability to implement programs to help you:

  • Identify continuous process improvements
  • Estimate development, enhancement and maintenance resources
  • Plan and manage development projects
  • Improve maintenance of the software assets
  • Improve communications between software professionals, customers, and management

Q/P’s Measurement Services
A successful measurement implementation requires a clear definition of goals and objectives, senior management commitment, and an effective plan.  With these in place you will be able to identify meaningful metrics in order to design and implement an effective measurement system.

Q/P’s services focus on all of the components necessary to establish and successfully manage measurement in your organization.  Depending on your unique requirements, we can help you:

  • Educate and promote the uses and benefits of measurement to management and staff
  • Define quality and productivity goals
  • Establish key measures
  • Define measurement reporting requirements
  • Identify data collection requirements
  • Define the variables for project evaluation
  • Define criteria for measuring customer satisfaction
  • Identify resource requirements and organizational relationships
  • Establish an initial measurement baseline
  • Design, advise and/or assist in the selection of measurement and estimation tools

Let Q/P help your organization successfully utilize measurement to increase productivity, improve quality, and reduce cost.  Click below to see more detail in the description of Q/P’s Software Metrics Definition and Reporting Workshop.

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