Software Cost Estimates
What’s Going On in My Program? 12 Rules for Conducting Assessments
This post provides 12 rules for successful program or project assessments.
• By William E. Novak
Addressing Open Architecture in Software Cost Estimation
How to Identify Key Causal Factors That Influence Software Costs: A Case Study
DoD programs continue to experience cost overruns; the inadequacies of cost estimation were cited by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) as one of the top problem areas....
• By Bill Nichols
Improving the Reliability of Expert Opinion within Early Lifecycle Cost Estimation
This blog post describes our efforts to improve the accuracy and reliability of expert judgment within this expanded role of early lifecycle cost estimation.
• By Robert W. Stoddard
Quantifying Uncertainty in Early Lifecycle Cost Estimation (QUELCE): An Update
This SEI Blog post summarizes the SEMA team's multi-year project, QUELCE, focused on quantifying uncertainty in early lifecycle cost estimation.
• By David Zubrow
The Growing Importance of Sustaining Software for the DoD: Part 1
A New Approach for Developing Cost Estimates in Software Reliant Systems, Second in a Two-Part Series
Dive deeper into SEI methods helping estimation experts create quality cost estimates of COEs for the US Army.
• By Robert Ferguson
Improving the Accuracy of Early Cost Estimates for Software-Reliant Systems, First in a Two-Part Series
Discover challenges observed when attempting to estimate software effort and cost in DoD acquisition programs in this SEI Blog series.