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QSM SLIM-Control Integration to Rational Team Concert 8.0


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QSM SLIM-Control Integration to Rational Team Concert 8.0

Solution description:

QSM's integration between SLIM-Control and RTC allow developers, project managers and senior management get the most out of the development information contained with RTC. QSM's SLIM-Control product leverages the size, scope and reliability data in RTC to give a realistic assessment of project status and likely completion.

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The key to using the SLIM-Suite of analysis tools is providing them some basic data. The minimum dataset for leveraging the QSM products are size/scope, schedule, effort and defects. This minimum dataset is advocated and endorsed but many leading industry standards organizations like the SEI’s CMMI and ISO 9000. In the past these metrics would have to be manually collected from many different non-integrated systems in order to leverage the advanced analytical capabilities provided by the SLIM-Suite of tools. This is about to change. The rational tool suite provides an integrated solution to accessing these important project metrics. The current QSM integration between its SLIM-Control product and IBM’s Rational Team Concert is first step in providing a truly seamless integration between IBM’s advanced development tools and QSM’s powerful analytical capabilities. By mining the information in RTC on project size (iterations, stories, etc…) and quality (defect status), SLIM-Control is able to provide a quantitative assessment of project health and predict project completion. QSM solutions provide the navigation system for the rational development tools taking readings on project metrics and constantly updating the project time of arrival, cost and quality. These solutions provide a comprehensive capability to both get the system built and to know where you are and where you are going across the project lifecycle.

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  • + Functional details

    Imports plan from QSM SLIM-Estimate or other 3rd part sources. Imports actual data from RTC and other 3rd party sources. Provides variance and statistical process control analysis to assess project status. Provides forecast to completion based on actual productivity derived from project actual. Provides trade-off analysis to assess tactical decisions on resources and size and scope impacts on project direction. Provides the ability to store quantitative snapshots of project status along with contextual information to understand project progress. Fully configurable metrics dashboards incorporated into GUI. Advanced API allows for both in and out flows of data.

  • + Business problem

    Bringing together QSM's SLIM-Control analytical capabilities with the development and work product data contained in Rational Team Concert allows management to get a quantitative health status of their projects. QSM takes metrics from RTC and turns it into actionable information, critical to knowing where projects are in their development cycles and when they are like to finish.

  • + Business opportunity

    Any development groups using rational development tools, specifically Rational Team Concert, can now use the development and work product data in an entirely new way. Leveraging QSM's 30 year, time tested, measurement, estimation and control methods and tools, developers, project managers and senior management can now get a quantitative assessment of project status and realistic forecasts to completion for schedule, cost and reliability. This is consistent with the JAZZ concept of providing collaboration and data and process integration across all levels of resources and project management.

  • + Return on investment

    The return on investment is directly related to size of the organization implementing these software management processes. A recent telecom company division reported reducing the percentage of their projects out of financial control from 80% ($14 million) to 10% ($1.6 million) with in two years of implementing these software management methods.

  • + Competitive advantage

    No other solution on the market today provides the level of integration and project intelligence the SLIM-Control/RTC solution delivers. This integrated solution is the equivalent to the introduction of integrated navigation systems in vehicles. The SLIM-Control/RTC solution brings this real-time monitoring and predictive capability to software projects. Finding out if you have taken a wrong turn or if the destination has changed is not always easy on software projects. The SLIM-Control/RTC solution immediately identifies these situations and allows us to get the project back on course and automatically computes the new project delivery schedule, cost and reliability.

  • + Industries

    Aerospace & Defense Industry
    Automotive Industry
    Banking Industry
    Chemicals & Petroleum Industry
    Computer Services Industry
    Consumer Products Industry
    Education Industry
    Electronics Industry
    Energy & Utilities Industry
    Financial Markets Industry
    Government Central/Federal industry
    Government, State/Provincial/Local Industry
    Healthcare Industry
    Industrial Products Industry
    Insurance Industry
    Life Sciences Industry
    Media & Entertainment Industry
    Professional Services Industry
    Retail Industry
    Telecommunications Industry
    Wholesale Distribution & Services Industry

  • + Solution areas

    Aerospace & Defense
    Chemicals and Petroleum
    Consumer Products
    Energy and Utilities
    Financial Markets
    Financial Services/Banking
    Healthcare and Pharmaceutical
    Life Sciences
    Media and Entertainment
    Travel and Transportation
    Wholesale Distribution
    Cross industry
       Business Process Management and Integration

  • + Customer size

    Very Small Business (Less than 50 employees)
    Small Business (50 to 99 employees)
    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

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  • + Countries/regions available for distribution

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  • + Hardware/OS platforms

    Windows 2000
       Desktops and Notebooks (all brands, including ThinkPad/ThinkCentre PCs by Lenovo)
    Windows XP family
       Desktops and Notebooks (all brands, including ThinkPad/ThinkCentre PCs by Lenovo)
    Other Windows
       Desktops and Notebooks (all brands, including ThinkPad/ThinkCentre PCs by Lenovo)

  • + Services

    Custom Systems Integration Services
    Education & Training
    Product Support Services
    Professional Services
    Services: Application Implementation
    Services: Integration

Date last modified:    Jan 7, 2013

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Contact information

Lawrence Putnam Jr.


Quantitative Software Management, Inc.
2000 Corporate Ridge
Suite 900
McLean, VA 22102
United States


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