Systems Cost Engineering

Systems Cost Engineering

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Parametric cost estimating models are flexible tools which bring engineering, scientific and mathematical rigour to cost and schedule estimating, but great tools alone will not keep programs affordable. Tools must be applied as part of a credible process if estimates and analyses are to be accepted. Complex major projects involving engineering, hardware, software, service and IT, all suffer from two basic problems: the project sponsors often struggle to specify the project effectively, and project managers find themselves wrestling with unpredicted cost or schedule overruns. Everyone wants to be successful with the tools and solutions they use, so this book is a comprehensive collection of methods with proven success. The applications described by Dale Shermon and his co-authors have evolved over 30 years of cost engineering experience during which time they have been matured by the parametric community. Each chapter explores a different application of parametrics, based on real-life case examples, providing you with a detailed guide to the rationale and value of cost engineering in a different industry or program context.But it will also influence the costs when technology is not mature. The nature of cost changes with variation in Prototype Support Adjustment Factor is twofold: 1. Prototype manufacturing ... In other words, multiple design approaches do not equate to multiple designs for every part of an assembly. A non-linear, logarithmicanbsp;...

Title:Systems Cost Engineering
Author:Dale Shermon
Publisher:Gower Publishing, Ltd. - 2009


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