CHARISMATEK Software Metrics and Q/P Management Group - "Strategic Tool Alliance"
Software Measurement Made Easier
CHARISMATEK Software Metrics and Q/P Management Group (Q/P) are undertaking a new strategic tool alliance. This alliance,
linking Q/P’s software measurement, estimating and benchmarking tools with
the function point sizing capabilities and data repositories of
CHARISMATEK’s Function Point WORKBENCH, introduces a fully integrated
measurement and reporting solution second to none in the industry.
"Best of Breed"
According to Scott Goldfarb, President of Q/P
"… the resultant integrated tool provides the
capability companies have been demanding for years. Clients will be able to
estimate, measure and perform benchmark comparisons drawing upon the world’s
largest repository of industry data together with project functional sizing
data pulled from the leading Function Point Analysis tool, the Function
Robyn Lawrie, Technical Director Development at
CHARISMATEK Software Metrics, notes that,
"Now you will be able to model your project in the
WORKBENCH, push the project sizing data smoothly into Software Management
Reporting (SMR), combine the sizing data with project effort and cost data
and deliver the project measurement and benchmark reports instantly as Word
documents or other formats. … This level of integration means that everyone
everywhere has the ability to record project size at project milestones and
benchmark performance comparisons in one single painless process."
Roger Heller from Q/P adds,
"We are developing an entirely new suite of tools
that support software measurement from project initiation through final
reporting and benchmarking. The first step in overall practical
integration is to link Q/P's Software Management Reporting product, which
automates Q/P’s benchmarking methodology, with the sizing management tool
that dominates and leads the way in the effective application of Function
Point Analysis – the Function Point WORKBENCH™."
"Upcoming phases will further integrate Q/P’s software estimating and risk
management methodologies provided in PQMPlus with SMR. When this phase is
complete a software measurement group will have the ability to establish
project estimates, manage risk, measure a projects size and produce software
measurement reports through a seamless suite of tools."
To see the results of Q/P and CHARISMATEK's alliance in
action, view the Software Management Reporting software demonstration and
download evaluation copies of Software
Management Reporting and the Function Point WORKBENCH Release 7.0.