2013-ET05

How to Estimate and Measure “the Cloud” and Make COCOMO Cloud Enabled

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Abstract:

Cloud and Big Data have become the new buzzwords in the commercial, federal and DoD technology arenas. This presentation will:

1. Define Cloud & Big Data
2. Identify what’s new and different with the Cloud and Big data.
3. Identify the cost drivers for cost estimates.
      a. IT Hardware
      b. Software
      c. Governance
      d. Networks
      e. Virtualization
4. Provide and initial framework for measuring the performance of Cloud and Big Data Implementations
      a. Operations and Support Costs
      b. Data Costs
      c. Systems Performance
5. Discuss areas where COCOMO II will need updates to accommodate estimates.
The presentation is based upon ongoing work implementing Cloud and Big Data capabilities for the Department of Defense and prior work for non DoD clients.

Author(s):

David P. Seaver
OPS Consulting, LLC
David Seaver has 26 years experience with software and IT cost and schedule estimation. Currently he works for OPS Consulting in Fort Meade Maryland as a Senior Technical Analyst supporting the Department of Defense and various agencies with Independent Cost Estimates and Should Cost analysis. Mr. Seaver’s particular expertise is in the creation of software size estimates from requirements.

John W. Rosbrugh
OPS Consulting, LLC
John Rosbrugh has 25 years experience with software and IT cost and schedule estimation.Currently he works for OPS Consulting in Fort Meade Maryland as a Senior Technical Analyst supporting the Department of Defense and various agencies with Independent Cost Estimates and Should Cost analysis. Mr. Rosbrugh particular expertise is in the creation of software size estimates from requirements. He is also an experienced IT and Software project manager and a retired US Air Force officer.