Q/P Management Group & Charismatek Software Metrics Make Software Measurement Easier

Q/P Management Group, Inc., the world’s leading provider of software measurement, benchmarking, quality and productivity consulting services and Charismatek Software Metrics, the world leader in software functional sizing tools join forces to provide a fully integrated measurement and reporting solution second to none in the industry.

Stoneham, MA, September 26, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Q/P Management Group (Q/P), Stoneham, MA and Charismatek Software Metrics, Melbourne, Australia announced their new strategic tool alliance at an event during the International Software Measurement & Analysis Conference in Arlington, VA on Wednesday September 17, 2008. This alliance, linking Q/P’s software measurement, estimating and benchmarking tools with the function point sizing capabilities and data repositories of the Function Point WorkBench, introduces a fully integrated measurement and reporting solution second to none in the industry.

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 Point WorkBench.”

Robyn Lawrie, Technical Director Development at Charismatek Software Metrics, noted that: “Now you will be able to model your project in the WorkBench, push the project sizing data smoothly into Software Measurement & 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, Q/P Vice President, pointed to a common interface and unified toolset as a significant advancement. “We are developing an entirely new suite of tools that support software measurement from project initiation through final reporting and benchmarking. The first phase is to link Q/P’s Software Measurement & Reporting (SMR) 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.”

Q/P Management Group is a reseller of Charismatek's Function Point WorkBench software. Contact Q/P or Charismatek for additional information.

Q/P Management Group, Inc
Scott Goldfarb, President
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