Cost Engineering Library

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TitleAuthorDate PublishedDate Added to LibraryFormatPrefaceFile Size
Cost MapQinetiQ2021-03-01 00:00:00PDFDetailed "Subway Map" of all things Cost1792 KB
DOD Cost Estimating GuideUS DOD2020-12-01 00:00:002021-03-01 00:00:00PDFIn an environment of growing threats, competing priorities, and fiscal pressures, the Department of Defense (DoD) must spend the DoD budget on the right things, in the right amounts, at the right time. DoD cost analysts play a critical role in this by producing cost estimates that support the planning, programming, budgeting, acquisition, and requirements generation processes. The cost estimating community of ~1500 government analysts supports an annual budget of more than $700 billion, with 160 major weapons systems and information systems, countless smaller acquisition programs, and ongoing generation of requirements for future capabilities. Cost estimating is a unique skill set that combines the best of science and art into a single role. The work relies on sound mathematical and analytical skills, while also requiring critical thinking, communication, and nuance. Cost estimators have a depth and breadth of knowledge that is unrivaled in many other career fields. Every cost estimate is unique, but the overarching process for producing a credible, high-quality estimate is not. With the help of cost estimating stakeholders from across the national security community, this guide takes the reader through the steps of the cost estimating process and introduces topics and concepts that are important for every DoD cost estimator to understand. Special thanks to all of the organizations that helped CAPE to prepare this guide: DASA-CE, DON estimating community, AFCAA, MDA, NRO, NPS, AFIT, DAU, GAO, and NASA. The input provided by these stakeholders is invaluable to the finished product. The guide provides an overview of important cost estimating topics, and then points the reader to other resources for detailed theory and explanation, mathematical mechanics, and training opportunities. Version 1 of this DoD Cost Estimating Guide reflects the current policies and practices as of March 15, 2020. CAPE will endeavor to update the guide as necessary to remain current as these policies and practices inevitably will evolve in the future. “No one can predict the future” is an often-used cliché, and yet this is what the DoD asks its cost estimating community to do every day, albeit in a highly structured and disciplined way. Whether a new cost estimator or seasoned analyst, this guide will assist with projects and analyses so that the cost estimating community will continue to provide leaders and decision makers with relevant assessments and sound recommendations.3175 KB
Joint Agency CER HandbookUS Joint Agencies2018-02-09 00:00:002021-03-01 00:00:00PDFThere are many valid analytic methods for correlating potential technical or other program
characteristics with cost. Analysts may find certain methods more suited to specific or niche
applications than others – or have understandable preferences for particular methods. However,
we recognized an overarching need within the Government cost analysis community to provide a
handbook to serve as a fundamental reference for parametric Cost Estimating Relationship
(CER) development. This handbook provides a variety of statistical techniques to help equip the
analysts' toolboxes for attacking a range of estimating problems and data issues. Additionally, it
presents tried-and-true processes to help analysts choose the appropriate method, understand the
mathematics behind several of the available regression and curve-fitting techniques, validate and
select the most representative CER, and properly document their efforts.
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Margin CalculatorBill Maxwell2021-4-16 00:00:002021-4-16 00:00:00ExcelCalculate Margins85 KB
Learning Curve CalculatorBill Maxwell2021-4-16 00:00:0020-4-16 00:00:00ExcelLearning Curve Calculator152 KB
Project Budget DashboardMahmoud Fouad 2021-4-16 00:00:002021-4-16 00:00:00Power BiBudget Dashboard You should have Power Bi program on your pc
and then go to file menu >> import the file
if you have another question ,, I'm here for you .
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Software EvaluationUniversity of Michigan 2022-5-52022-5-5PDFAs SoCE continues to standardize cost engineering practices and develop a culture of cost
transparency in the industry, it must continuously study differences in the costing solutions that
each software offers. Our project is concerned with three software packages: Facton, Galorath,
and Makersite. General Motors provides our group with four car assembly parts, each of which is
modeled using the three softwares outlined above. Our end goal is to understand how each
software differs from the rest.
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Software Selection Tool DataUniversity of Michigan 2021-12-222021-12-22Excel