Learning Curve Analysis with EZQuant – An Overview
Sure you learned how to calculate learning curves by hand while studying for the CCEA exam, but what will you use to calculate them from day to day? This session will provide an overview of the freely available DCAA EZQuant regression analysis shareware. EZQuant takes minutes to learn and is easy to use. Unit and Cumulative Average learning curve calculations and projections are supported. Since DCAA recognizes the software you don’t spend time validating the tool. Natural logarithms are fascinating but EZQuant is just fast.
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
Mike Mahoney is a Staff Level Multifunctional Financial Analyst at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (LMMFC) in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, where he oversees the financial performance of a Radio Frequency (RF) product used in the Patriot Advanced Capabilities (PAC-3) program. He is the site Subject Matter Expert on Learning Curves and a member of the Business Operations Performance Management Team (PMT) which has been recognized as the Chelmsford Support Team of the Year Champion three years in a row (2009 – 2011), with annual cost savings over $1.5-million.
Mikes career began as a Financial Analyst with Raytheon in Andover, Massachusetts shortly after graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, in 1981. At UMass Lowell he earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Accounting. At Raytheon Mike held a series of finance positions of increasing responsibility on the PATRIOT and AMRAAM programs before leaving for a stint in private industry. At Progress Pallet Corporation he gained production management experience and at Droste Consultants he wrote and installed custom relational database software and led a team of software support and implementation specialists. Since joining Lockheed Martin he has earned Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and the Society of Cost Estimating and Analysis (SCEA) Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (CCEA) certifications. In 2011 Mike was recognized as Estimator of the Year by both the New England and National chapters of SCEA for his innovative approach to attaining CCEA certification. In 2012 he was honored with a LMMFC Evening of Excellence Award for sustained superior cost estimating and analysis support on the PAC-3 Exciter program and insightful, forward-thinking contributions.
An instrument rated private pilot and an aircraft owner, Mike enjoys flying in his spare time. He has donated flight time to Angel Flight New England which provides medical flights and to the Young Eagles program which introduces children to the joy of flight. Mike is a member of Grace Fellowship Church in Nashua NH, where he is an ordained Church Elder and licensed New Hampshire Minister.