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This page provides access to several of Q/P Management Group's offerings for registered users. Through this page registered users can gain access to our extensive library of software measurement related publications. Users can also access our online project software project estimating tool. Below, you can gain more information about and access to the various online tools and services offered.

You may navigate to each internal section from either the navigation bar immediately above or from within the descriptions below.

LIBRARY

Q/P Management Group's on-going Research and Development efforts are an essential part of the development and refinement of our consultants' skills as well as our solutions. As a result we are able to offer our clients a comprehensive Library of articles, presentations, and webinars focused on software measurement and process improvement. Experience has shown that by educating our clients, we build more valuable solutions. The following lists the various sections of the Q/P library:

  • Articles - The Articles section of the Library contains reference materials on a broad range of subjects related to software measurement.
  • Presentations - This section of the Library provides a selection of software measurement related presentations that have been delivered at conferences throughout the world.
  • Webinars - Q/P experts provide interesting perspectives on a wide range of topics in the Webinar section of the Library. Public Webinars are offered on a regular basis and are archived here for our library members.
  • Methods and Techniques - This section of the library contains selected Methods and Techniques that are used during Q/P client studies as well as our ongoing industry research.
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ESTIMATING

Q/P Management Group’s estimating model provides a structured framework to collect and analyze the data required to estimate your organization's software projects. The rough order of magnitude (ROM) estimates are based on current industry average benchmark data which are driven by the adjusted function point size of a project.

This model will produce an estimate that has not been calibrated for project risk or other factors that can impact project productivity and quality. The estimate will include Project Effort, Project Schedule and Project Staffing.

The required input data for the estimating model includes the project adjusted function point size, the selection of the type of project (new development or enhancement) and the identification of the development delivery platform for the project.

The introductory cost for each estimate is $35.00 (U.S.). There is a limit of 5 estimates per day. Payments can be made via Credit Card or PayPal through a secure process.

Your first online Estimate is free! - For a limited time only, all registered users' first use of the online estimating methodology will be free of charge. Simply start your first new estimate as directed and the payment process will be waived for you.


The following is a sample of the ROM Estimate provided with our online Estimating tool.

Project Name:
Main Project

Development Type:
Enhancement

Adjusted FP Count:
875

Production Platform:
Web

Effort Hours:
8,838 - 13,461

Duration (Days):
205 - 315

Full Time Persons:
3.85 - 5.95

Productivity Rate:
0.065 - 0.099

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FEATURED PRODUCT

SMR

Software Measurement, Reporting and Estimating (SMRe) is a tool that automates software development project estimating, reporting and benchmarking of project performance metrics

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