Paul Below has over 30 years of experience in technology measurement, statistical analysis, estimating, Six Sigma, and data mining. He is a Principal Consultant with Quantitative Software Management, Inc. (QSM) where he provides clients with statistical analysis of operational performance, process improvement and predictability.
He has written three articles for Crosstalk (Journal of Defense Software Engineering), and he is co-author of the IFPUG Guide to IT and Software Measurement (CRC Press, 2012). He has developed courses and been an instructor for estimating, Lean Six Sigma, metrics analysis, function point analysis, and also taught metrics for two years in the Masters of Software Engineering Program at Seattle University. He has presented papers at a dozen industry conferences.
Paul is a Certified SLIM Estimation Professional, and has been a Certified Software Quality Analysis and a Certified Function Point Analyst. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt, and has one US Patent. He is a member of IEEE, the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).
- Improving Forecasts using Defect Signals - Paul Below, 2015 Technical Paper, Abstract Paper, Slides, Notes, Video.