Lawrence (Larry) Putnam is a renowned authority on software estimation and measurement. Larry was the first recipient of "Freiman" award for sustained superior performance in parametric estimation covering a ten-year period. He is the founder and has been President of Quantitative Software Management Inc. since 1978. Before establishing QSM, Larry had over 26 years of experience in software and hardware resource planning, estimating and allocation. Over the past 20 years, Larry has conducted extensive research into software cost estimating techniques using operations research modelling techniques to determine significant cost, schedule and reliability drivers. He has extensive experience in data collection and analysis techniques. Besides publishing over 30 papers on the subject of software estimation and measurement, Mr. Putnam has authored/co-authored many books, includingFive Core Metrics: The Intelligence Behind Successful Software Management.
Click here to read a CAI State of the Practice Interview with Lawrence Putnam.