Honest Software Measurement.

If your software always comes in on time, is easy to maintain, and everyone trusts each other — you don’t need us.  For everyone else, you probably suffer from poor design quality, which leads to protracted schedules, high maintenance costs, excessive overhead, frustrated teams, and compounding complexity.  Silverthread can help.

Silverthread helps business leaders

Steer project outcomes

Steer portfolio investments

Steer contracts & aquisitions

Silverthread helps software leaders

Diagnose design quality hotspots

Quantify technical debt

Accelerate lean transformation

Carliss Baldwin's Book

Research foundations and thought leadership

The basis of Design Structure Matrices (DSMs) and correlation of design quality with software economics is thoroughly explained in this seminal book.

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Walker Royce's Books

Practice leadership and field application

Transforming from engineering governance to economic governance and the foundations of a steering mindset for software leadership based on meaningful software measurement is well-explained in these two popular text books.

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WEBINARS & VIDEOS

Technical presentations and case studies

Multi-media presentations that explain the foundations, usage models and case studies of measuring complexity, visualizing design quality and improving software economics.

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TECH DEBT INSIGHTS

New technical paper by Alan MacCormack and Dan Sturtevant

One critical priority in improved economic outcomes of software based systems is an understanding of technical debt and the role that design quality plays in managing and decision making.

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VALUE OF MEASURING DESIGN QUALITY

Usage models for breakthrough improvements

This series of provocative two-page position papers covers a range of usage models that illuminate the value of quantifying design quality to achieve more honest measurement.

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