With long faces and heavy hearts, ICEAA has made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Professional Development & Training Workshop. While the Workshop as we know it won’t take place in 2020, we will be exploring hosting smaller local events later in the year, lending more support to our international events, and hosting more webinars. Look forward to details and information on those events in the coming weeks and months.
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Learning Curves are a vital tool for cost estimators when predicting the number of direct labor hours required for a production run. One challenge of utilizing learning curves is predicting when no additional improvement can be expected, otherwise known as the steady state of the production run. This paper addresses different variables to consider when analyzing data to determine when improvement is likely to cease and the steady state of the production run will commence.
Data Management & Machine Learning Category Winner
The use of modern regression and machine learning techniques can improve predictive accuracy compared to traditional log-transformed ordinary least squares, as well as resolving issues with bias and transformation. The combination of multiple models in an ensemble and cross-validation can further increase accuracy. These techniques are discussed in detail and are applied to an extensive set of software sustainment data for 192 Army systems. Results include models based on release type, software changes, and categories.
During early phase spacecraft design, the concurrent engineering (CE) approach is proven to be very efficient. But the condensed and iterative nature of CE sessions can also make life hard for a cost estimator. This work discusses 13 problem areas experienced or observed mainly during one-week, inter-disciplinary space system design studies and provides practical examples on how to tackle them, e.g. how to handle rapid data changes, wrong expectations and a diverse engineering team.
Do you need to estimate software size? Do you want to add value to your program beyond the LCCE? Simple Function Point Analysis (SFPA) can help! We discuss how analysts can engage Program Managers to use SFPA not just for cost estimating, but for scheduling and progress tracking of software development programs. Real DHS Programs and Policies are used to illustrate the benefits of Simple Function Points to the entire organization.
Augustine’s Law famously proposed fighter aircraft costs are growing so rapidly that by 2054 buying a single tactical aircraft will consume the entire defense budget. Is the situation really so dire? This paper examines the trend in U.S. fighter costs and relates them to generational changes in aircraft design and manufacture. It also examines the new jet fighters of the 2000s to see if Augustine’s Law is really unfolding as its author originally thought.
Future ICEAA Workshop Dates & Locations:
May 18-21, 2021: Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot – Minneapolis, MN
May 17-19, 2022: Wyndham Grand Downtown – Pittsburgh, PA
May 16-18, 2023: Grand Hyatt Downtown Riverwalk – San Antonio, TX
Previous ICEAA Workshops & Events:
Most papers and presentations from 2007-2019 are available. Email us to request a paper or presentation.