Category: Cost Engineering

From Grand to Granular, Estimating Agile Project Costs in TruePlanning

In the federal government, budgets require a multi-year planning cycle. Therefore, any effort to reduce the uncertainty of future year program costs leads to better and more defensible budgets for those years. But Agile programs focus on near term workload and activities with only limited future planning cycles identified. Future cycles are only activated as their start date nears. So any model-based cost estimate or predictive analysis for the budget needs to be flexible, responsive and adaptive to the daily dynamics of Agile program planning and execution.

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Unison Acquires PRICE® Systems to Expand Capabilities and Global Presence

Unison, the leading provider of Contract Management, Program Management, and Acquisition software and insight to government contractors and federal agencies, today announced the acquisition of PRICE Systems, LLC – the leading global provider of advanced Model-Based Cost Engineering™ software for decision support.

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Agile Estimation – What are we Really Looking For?

Agile development requires a mind shift on the part of both the developers and consumers of software to accept the reality that things will change over the course of the project.

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Why Benchmarking is the Right Thing to Do!

Benchmarking supports better cost estimates, leveraging analysis on your financial and project knowledge, and industry data.

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Care for a little Affordability with your MBCE?

Synthesize multiple possible solutions to a design problem in near real time simulations with a model-based cost engineering approach. The conventional manual processes take weeks of manual interfacing between multiple disciplines. Not with MBCE.

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