Retrospective on a layoff

Retrospective on a layoff

Retrospective on a layoff This past February, I was officially laid off for the first time in my career. While I recognize that I’m fortunate to have only been laid off once (at least so far) in 13 years, it was a new experience that I don’t know if I was prepared...
A Cost Engineer by Another Name

A Cost Engineer by Another Name

A Cost Engineer by Another Name If you are like me, you’ve probably often had to explain what exactly a Cost Engineer or Cost Estimator does.  You probably have to explain this to friends and family that have never set foot into a plant or job site and have no idea...
Why Function Points?

Why Function Points?

Why Function Points? The ‘should cost’ of a software solution is heavily influenced by the a very few factors e.g. size, productivity, application. This makes estimation a relatively easy process although there are always concerns when is comes to establishing ‘size’....