C-level executives can implement a more achievable project plan at a much earlier stage in the lifecycle at a fraction of the cost
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2013
Digital Celerity LLC Announces Partnership with QSM for CA World 2013 - Booth #111
Partnership will showcase how QSM’s keystone SLIM Suite Software enhances Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Tools
Digital Celerity LLC (DC), a leader in Project & Portfolio Management, IT Service Management and Governance expert services and solutions, today announced a partnership with Quantitative Software Management, Inc. (QSM), a leader in process improvement and systems development estimation, to forge an industry leading integration between SLIM Estimate and CA Clarity™ PPM. The partnership will be discussed in detail at the 2013 CA World Conference. The conference, which takes place April 21-24, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV, will showcase the latest and most innovative technologies for delivering optimal business results.
At the event, representatives from both Digital Celerity and QSM will showcase how QSM’s SLIM product suite feeds project estimation data into the CA Clarity™ PPM tool to allow for improved planning and resource allocation. Leveraging SLIM tools with CA Clarity™ PPM pushes project risk identification to the earlier proposal and feasibility stages in the project lifecycle, which can significantly reduce the risk of project failure.
QSM’s SLIM Suite of tools comprises the industry’s top-performing solutions for estimating, tracking and benchmarking software and design projects by leveraging QSM’s unique and proprietary database of over 10,000 projects. Out of the top 10 systems integrators in the world, seven rely on SLIM intelligence. By engaging in this type of top-down estimating, analytics for project planning can be fed into PPM tools such as CA Clarity™ PPM. Resulting analytics include detailed plans for effort by labor category, time period and project size.
“Utilizing detailed measurement and estimation business intelligence analytics for PPM tools means C-level executives can implement a more achievable project plan at a much earlier stage in the lifecycle at a fraction of the cost,” explains Larry Putnam, Jr., Co-Chief Executive Officer for QSM. “Linking QSM’s SLIM software directly to PPM tools helps companies save time and money by automatically bringing the data to where it needs to be without manual entry, to more effectively support the organization’s project portfolio.”
“The combination of SLIM tools with CA Clarity™ PPM provides enormous power to PMOs and Portfolio Managers. The governance process of determining which projects to move forward with and the resource management process of determining who is available for the work are enhanced with accurate and standardized estimates, providing decision makers with greater flexibility and governance,” said Richard Shapiro, Digital Celerity Engagement Manager and Vice President of the Clarity Global User Community.
About Quantitative Software Management, Inc. (QSM)
Founded in 1978 by one of the pioneers of software measurement, Larry Putnam, Sr., QSM offers estimation products and consulting that enable federal and commercial clients to estimate, track and benchmark projects. QSM tools and methods help software and systems analysts negotiate achievable goals, set realistic expectations, and communicate more effectively with management and customers. QSM offers the SLIM (Software Lifecycle Management) Suite of tools, which contains metrics from a worldwide database of more than 10,000 completed projects, enabling productivity benchmarking on the desktop. Using SLIM to dynamically run 'virtual project simulations,' companies can model and forecast project releases to deliver on time, within budget with > 90% estimation accuracy. Visit us at http://www.qsm.com, http://www.facebook.com/QuantitativeSoftwareManagement, and on Twitter @QSM_SLIM.
About Digital Celerity, LLC
Founded in 2003, Digital Celerity celebrates its 10th anniversary providing thought leadership and expert services in four practice pillars: Project Portfolio Management (PPM) and New Product Innovation; IT Service Management (ITSM); IT Governance & Project Management Offices (PMO’s); and Enterprise Agile Adoption. Specific services include: deep dive assessments, consulting and advising, training and mentoring, system installation and integration, implementation and organizational adoption, upgrades, and support. Digital Celerity is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with a staff of over fifty prominent industry experts delighting a continually growing list of clients in retail, insurance, finance, healthcare, new product development, and many more industries. Digital Celerity is a Premier Partner and leading reseller of CA Technologies Clarity PPM, Agile, and Service Management solutions. Visit us at http://www.digitalcelerity.com, http://www.facebook.com/DigitalCelerity, and on Twitter @digitalcelerity to learn how we can help Guide Your Best Path to PPM, ITSM, IT Governance & PMO, and Enterprise Agile Adoption.