SEER Users Seminar In EL Segundo, October 8, 2009
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Combining Process Enforcement and SEER to Ensure Project Success by Bob Lawhorn, Computer Aid / Computer Aid’s ITMPI and Dan Galorath, Galorath Incorporated
Mr. Lawhorn has found that automation of well engineered processes along with process enforcement provide project management with the necessary visibility and control to virtually guarantee the operational success of projects. CAI’s process control software that oversees and controls the software process achieves dramatic improvements in cost (reductions of 30 to 40%). SEER also plays a role in providing realistic, achievable plans. Additionally Bob will provide an introduction to Tracer, Computer Aid’s process enforcement tool.
Mr. Galorath will discuss the reasons for software project failure along with project failure solutions. Galorath’s estimate maturity model will be discussed along with an introduction to successful software processes and CAI’s Tracer process enforcement tool.
SEER Mainframe Migration Estimate by Terry Vogt, Senior Software Cost Estimator, Booz Allen Hamilton
This presentation will describe use of SEER for Software to produce a series of estimates for a project to migrate software to a new environment. The objective of the estimate was to provide information on the effort and schedule duration required to migrate this critical application. That information had to be developed in such a way that it could be used in a variety of planning and evaluation scenarios.
Next Generation Cost Estimating Tools: SEER for Software Integration with the Joint Integrated Analysis Tool (JIAT) by Daniel L. Schwartz, Senior Operations Research Analyst, ODASA-CE and Darren Elliott, Dir, Product and Service Operations, Tecolote Research
A major challenge for U.S. Army cost analysts is to bring together current engineering design, capability, and performance data in their cost estimating processes and analyses. JIAT is a web-based architecture designed to provide seamless linkages between tools and provide near-real time cost estimating capability to the cost, acquisition, requirements, and modeling and simulation communities.by Gary Hellenga, Booz Allen Hamilton
This presentation will demonstrate tools and processes Booz Allen Hamilton estimators developed to support estimation work for NASA’s new manned space exploration program, Constellation. The key tool is a Microsoft Excel workbook that acts as a front-end to the SEER for Software or SEER for Hardware applications, using Automation to leverage the SEER model’s Server Mode capabilities to create SEER cost models from data in the workbook, and saving SEER estimate report data in the workbook upon completion.
Streamlining and Automating the Cost Estimation Process Using Excel and SEER Products
A Calibration Approach by Darlene Williams, Project Cost Engineer, Northrop Grumman Corporation
This presentation will provide an overview of an approach to perform a calibration using a methodology that offers structure and repeatable approach using SEER for Hardware, Electronics & Systems and SEER for Software.
Life Cycle Model-Based Improvement of SEER for Software Schedule Estimates by Dr. Peter Hantos, Sr. Engineering Specialist, and Nancy Kern, Sr. Project Leader, The Aerospace Corporation
The research carried out at Aerospace is introducing the concept of schedule-focused estimation. This approach reflects the realities of acquisition, i.e., most of the programs we are dealing with are schedule-driven. It is not the authors’ objective to discuss the pros and cons of focusing on schedule; the objective is simply to devise an approach that would make such schedule-centric planning easier and the associated estimates more accurate.
Combining a schedule simulation model with SEER for Hardware, Electronics & Systems model to forecast funding impacts to various program milestones by Luke Sayer, Cost Estimating and Risk Analysis, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Aerospace Systems
This presentation is a result of an actual study and the innovative approach used to determine the impact of differing funding levels and funding profiles on program schedule milestones.
How do you model a Manifesto? David W. DeWitt, Galorath Incorporated
“SaaS,” “In the Cloud,” “Agile” – what are these things and how the heck does one model a manifesto? Today’s estimators are finding it increasingly more difficult to understand even the vocabulary of new methods, let alone how to size them. This paper will demonstrate how to isolate the key parameters clouded by new terminology. Once the underlying representation is understood – the easier it is to accurately model the problem.
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