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Our mission

To contribute to the success of ICT acquirers and suppliers world-wide with mission-critical development programs, supplemented with industry best-practices in measurement, requirements elicitation, scope management and knowledge sharing.

Our vision

We envision future where professional Certified Scope Managers are de facto -standard resources for all important software and systems development programs world-wide supported by a network of northernSCOPE™ Certified Scope Managers and consulting and training partner companies who collect, analyze and share project information and knowledge effectively.

Company profile

4SUM Partners Ltd. is a private company established through an MBO from Software Technology Transfer Finland Ltd. in 2007. Our main office is in located in Espoo, Finland with a subsidiary office in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. The place of recidence is Helsinki, Finland.

The core business of 4SUM Partners is consulting, training, and benchmarking, supplemented with products and services based on industry best practices, international standards, northernSCOPE™ management concept, Experience® Pro software, and an experience repository containing data from approximately 1000 projects.

Our main mode of operation is networking. The development and maintenance of Experience® software has been outsourced, and public training is offered only through selected training partners. Maintenance of the Experience® database is administered completely by 4SUM Partners.

In-house Training

4SUM Partners offers a variety of hands-on, interactive workshops, designed to maximize knowledge transfer of the core scope management competencies.

As part of the Certified Scope Manager training, we provide e.g. following courses:

  • Introduction to ICT Project Management based on the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) – 3 days
  • Requirements Specification and Elicitation – 1 day
  • Practical Project Estimation based on the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG) – 1 day
  • Functional Size Measurement (FSM) – 1 day
  • FiSMA 1.1 method – 1 day
  • Experience® Pro for Project Managers – 1 day
  • Software Acquisition – 1 day

Each of the workshops above can be customized for corporate in-house delivery or as a public course offering. Send an email for further details and pricing options (info(at)4sumpartners.com).

Consulting

4SUM Partners conducts on-site, customised consulting for client companies who want to maintain or gain a competitive advantage by investing in the right technology solutions at the right time based on metrics based project management.

4SUM Partners principles are available to conduct corporate keynote/conference presentations. We have extensive experience delivering keynote presentations for small, medium and large groups throughout the world. Send us email (info(at)4sumpartners.com) to request a formal presentation.

Benchmarking

The 4SUM Partners database contains high quality Experience® data gathered from the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG), and completed client projects. The data have been validated by over 15 universities (details available on request) and represent actual project completions.

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