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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Software for MBCE and a Little Affordability

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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Cybersecurity Total Cost of Ownership: Trade-offs for Business Systems Migrating to the Commercial Cloud

Commercial businesses and government agencies are migrating significant infrastructure and workload from their in-house data centers to commercial cloud providers. The transition from their own facilities and equipment to commercial cloud domains has proven to reduce the cost of IT, while continuing to provide flexible, scale-able and secure services. Commercial cloud services have proven to be as capable, fast and reliable as their own in-house services.

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Agile Practices for Improved Software Quality

Software project failures coupled with rapidly changing business needs are forcing organizations to revisit the way they go about building software. Agile development has emerged as one possible solution to the woes of the software industry.

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