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Doug Putnam
Co-CEO
As Co-CEO for QSM, Doug has 33 years of experience in the software measurement field and is considered a pioneer in the development of this industry. Doug has been instrumental in directing the development of the SLIM Suite of software estimation and measurement tools, and he has trained more than 1,000 software professionals in the use of the SLIM Suite. Doug’s responsibilities at QSM include managing the delivery of QSM software measurement services, defining requirements for the SLIM Product Suite, and overseeing the research activities derived from the QSM project history repository. He has performed work for clients that include the New York Stock Exchange, Honeywell, General Motors, and Bank of America. Doug is also a sought-after international author and speaker. He has published numerous articles and white papers and delivered more than 100 speeches on software estimation and enterprise demand management.
Doug Putnam's Recent Blog Posts
How Machine Learning Algorithms Can Dramatically Improve your Estimation Predictions
Bringing Transparency into Project Contingency Buffers for Schedule and Cost
Using Business Analytics to Set Realistic Customer Expectations
Getting Staffing Right is the Key to Software Development Nirvana
The 2017 Software Almanac: Development Research Series
Assessing Project Portfolio Risk in IT Budgeting
The 2016 Software Almanac: A Look Back at 35 Years of Predictive Analytics for Business Intelligence
The 2014 QSM Software Almanac: Seven Insights that Matter
Announcing the QSM Software Almanac: 2014 Research Edition
Doug Putnam's Recent Articles
Good Planning – Not Development Methodology – Is the Key to Successful Project Delivery
How to Avoid the 3 Top IT Project Risks
How Everyone Can Plan for 2017
Take the Risk Out of IT Budgeting
QSM Annual IT Budgeting Solution
Win New Business with an Agile Bidding Solution Based on SLIM
How a Center of Excellence Can Help Teams Develop Excellent Software
Full-Circle Estimating
Failing with the Best Intentions
Team Size Can Be the Key to a Successful Project
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