Author: Seth Fineblum

Building Confidence with Validation at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Unison Cost Engineering had the pleasure of working with The JPL Cost Estimation and Pricing (CE&P) Section to support a TruePlanning model validation study.

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Supporting the Government Accounting Office (GAO) 12-Step Cost Estimating Process with PRICE TruePlanning (Part 1/5)

If you don’t have a standard process you need to develop one or follow one like the Government Accountability (GAO) Cost Estimating Process. The GAO Cost Estimating Process consists of twelve (12) steps. Each step builds upon the others to develop a comprehensive and complete cost estimate.

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Defending Your Estimate with Public Data

One of the biggest challenges estimators face is defending their estimates. You may trust in your estimate, but how do you get others on board who might be unfamiliar with parametric estimating? Showing comparisons of your project to similar completed projects is one of the best methods of defending your choice of inputs and your final results. It’s also a method that nearly everyone understands. Unfortunately, relevant, high quality data to compare with isn’t always available.

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Estimating Accuracy Drives Revenue Growth

Whether a cost engineer is pricing a competitive bid, or trying to get a new product to market, estimating accuracy will determine success or failure.

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