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QSM, Inc. Approved as Registered Education Provider by Project Management Institute

MCLEAN, Va.--Quantitative Software Management, Inc. (QSM) today announces that the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s largest project management member association, has named it as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) effective April 27, 2012. R.E.P.s are organizations that have been approved by PMI to help project managers achieve and maintain the Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Program Management Professional (PgMP)® and other PMI professional credentials. These organizations have met PMI’s rigorous quality criteria for course content, instructor qualification, and instructional design.

Project managers are increasingly turning to R.E.P.s for certification training and maintenance, especially since median salaries for the profession now exceed $100,000 (USD). QSM's SLIM (Software Life Cycle Management) Training teaches attendees how to accurately estimate project size (scope) and calculate productivity, to project risk-buffered effort-time trade-offs. The SLIM Tool Suite embodies the proven methodology of estimating projects based upon past performance, leveraging QSM’s substantial industry database or one’s own historical data. The tracking, variance, analysis, forecasting, and benchmarking tools allow users to manage risk as a project unfolds and analyze key project metrics to meet project business goals and plan continuous improvement efforts. Special emphasis is given to probabilistic risk assessment and iterative development cycle modeling.

“QSM is excited to be an approved PMI R.E.P.,” said Larry Putnam, Jr., Co-CEO of QSM. “This will make it easier than ever for PMI members to earn PDUs, while learning software estimation and measurement best practices from our seasoned estimation experts.”

QSM joins more than 1,500 R.E.P.s in more than 80 countries. These organizations include commercial training providers, academic institutions, and corporate training departments within corporations and government agencies.

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 developers 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,, and on Twitter @QSM_SLIM.

About Project Management Institute (PMI)

PMI is the world’s largest project management member association, representing more than 600,000 practitioners in more than 185 countries. As a global thought leader and knowledge resource, PMI advances the profession through its global standards and credentials, collaborative chapters and virtual communities and academic research. When organizations invest in project management, supported by PMI, executives have confidence that their important initiatives will deliver expected results, greater business value and competitive advantage. Visit us at,, and on Twitter @PMInstitute.