Technology Showcase Webinar Series

ICEAA is proud to feature our free Technology Showcase Webinar Series, designed to bring the latest in cost estimating and cost analysis technology straight to your office. These webinars will allow you to interact directly with the companies innovating the products, methods, and theories at the forefront of the profession. Do you have a product or service you’d like to introduce to the ICEAA membership?

Upcoming Webinars:

PerfectXL Presents:


Effectively Standardize Model Audits for Cost Estimation Spreadsheets
Tuesday, March 26, 2024
12:00-1:00pm (EST) | 5:00-6:00 (GMT)

The dreaded model audit is a time sink like no other. Cell by cell reviews, trying to understand exactly what a certain reference is accomplishing, or sifting through unnecessary data to sense check the quality of models can be quite the task. What would this process look like if it was standardized? What if tools did more than half the work for you? If you could report your findings clearly and communicate these with colleagues or clients? If material checks for things like errors, iffy references, hardcodes, and more were done automatically it would free you up to look at the things that really matter. That is what PerfectXL makes possible, join the demo to find out how!

Presented by Joel Steendam

Joel has been working in the spreadsheet risk space for 6 years, between consulting, training, and onboarding new clients he loves to give presentations on this topic at various events and seminars. With a multicultural background growing up in China, studying in the US, and living and working in the Netherlands he focusses on building culture when it comes to working with spreadsheets as well. Encouraging users all over the world to apply best practices in tangible, results driven ways, eliminating spreadsheet risks and encouraging users to get the most out of Excel.

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Previous Webinars:

The Ferryfield Group Presents:

Road-mapping to Project Risk Modelling Maturity:
Integrating Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis

Estimating the cost of a project or manufacturing operation where the effect of learning is anticipated can pose a calculational challenge, especially when extrapolating from lot data. After a brief introduction covering the basics of unit learning/experience curves, this webinar will: demonstrate how to make the appropriate transformations for modeling a power curve from lot data; use Excel’s Goal Seek to solve for the unknown learning curve “slope;” and with the resulting regression equation’s error term as the input variable run an @RISK simulation for the cost of a succeeding lot.

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Presented by Doug Oldfield

Doug Oldfield has been working in the field of quantitative risk analysis (QRA) for more than 15 years. He has a huge amount of experience of tools & techniques for modelling risk, across a wide range of industries and applications. He is a passionate, engaging, and energetic advocate of the importance of probabilistic risk analysis, and estimates he’s delivered more than 1,600 presentations on the topic to audiences worldwide. He previously worked for Palisade, who were the makers of the @RISK software, and is currently a Director of The Ferryfield Group, who provide specialized services in the field of project risk analysis, including training, consulting, and software advisory / sales / distribution.

 


Projstream Presents:
Top Challenges of Cost Estimating Teams – Empowering SMEs with Best Practices and Data
Join Chuck Kurtz, Director of Pricing at BAE Systems and Tom Shanahan from ProjStream as we discuss some of the biggest challenges that estimating teams face as well as best practices that can address those challenges.

In this webinar, we will take a look at major challenges proposal estimating teams face when building up a cost estimate from start to finish, including mapping the SOW to the WBS, adding task to correlate to the statement of work, assigning the estimate responsibility to the proper SME or solution architect, and then expecting that technical team member to do an extraordinary job with maybe less than a standardized way of achieving an estimate. This presentation is coming from the perspective of an experienced Estimating/Pricing Director that has experienced the challenge of herding all the cats. We will take a look at some best practices in addressing these challenges so that technical SMEs and solution architects are in a better position to achieve a better estimate outcome.

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Speakers:
Chuck Kurtz
Direct of Pricing, BAE Systems
Chuck unwittingly fell for the lure of estimating by pure happenstance and his 30-year adventure continues. Chuck is a Director of pricing for a multiproduct team with global defense, security and aerospace company BAE Systems. Throughout his career with several companies, he has prepared cost estimates for multiple customers, major systems and several major strategic acquisitions. Currently, his focus is on maintaining a compliant estimating system and staffing for the proposal activity.

Tom Shanahan
President and CEO, ProjStream
Mr. Shanahan is the founder of ProjStream with over 20 years of experience in cost estimating, project management and EVM, bid and proposal development and strategy and software application development. One of Tom’s main focus points has been working with contractors to improve cost estimates by leveraging existing data in a meaningful way.


Unison Cost Engineering Presents:
Total Lifecycle Estimating – The Forgotten 60%
Join Unison Cost Engineering to learn how using Model-Based Cost Engineering helps bridge the gap between the unknown and a credible Total Lifecycle cost estimate.

In this webinar, we will review features of Model-Based Cost Engineering that guide Operation and Support Cost estimates as follows:
• Explore the functionality of estimating O&S costs within TruePlanning
• Examine use cases in both well-established and new frontier programs
• Explore various maintenance strategies such as Corrective maintenance, Predetermined maintenance, Condition-based
maintenance, or any combination of these

Speakers:
Vincent Delisle
Solutions Consultant
Vince supports the Commercial sector as a consultant, mentor, and trainer for A&D corporations. Vince brings 5 years of experience as a Material and Labor Cost Estimator at Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company to the team. Vince holds a bachelor’s from the School of Business at the University of Connecticut where he studied Finance.

Gurney Thompson
Senior Cost Research Analyst
Gurney has over 15 years of experience with cost estimating at Unison Cost Engineering, where he leads the hardware research team. He spends much of his time researching and designing costing solutions, most recently for common element models, hardware lifecycle cost management, and IT/electronic system deployment projects. Gurney graduated with a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2007.


Palisade Presents:

Modeling Unit Learning Curves from Lot Data
Wednesday, April 28 2021

Estimating the cost of a project or manufacturing operation where the effect of learning is anticipated can pose a calculational challenge, especially when extrapolating from lot data. After a brief introduction covering the basics of unit learning/experience curves, this webinar will: demonstrate how to make the appropriate transformations for modeling a power curve from lot data; use Excel’s Goal Seek to solve for the unknown learning curve “slope;” and with the resulting regression equation’s error term as the input variable run an @RISK simulation for the cost of a succeeding lot.

Presented by Dr. Steve Van Drew

Dr. Steve Van Drew embodies the jack-of-all trades lifestyle as a former leader/manager, academician, and analytical practitioner, with a multi-disciplinary education in engineering, applied economics, and management science/operations research. Steve enjoys a busy “retirement” near Richmond, VA, and yet manages to dedicate time to share his passion for spreadsheet modeling and @RISK.

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Palisade Presents:

Modeling OLS-based CER Errors

If your cost model includes an Ordinary Least Squares (OLS)-based Cost Estimating Relationship (CER) and you are not explicitly modeling the associated error, for a linear regression you are implicitly assuming that there is no error.  On average that’s a safe assumption; it’s individual occurrences however that can make this risky.  After a brief review of OLS regression fundamentals (yeah, calculus), this webinar will show how @RISK can be used to model a regression equation’s error term for both linear and nonlinear (intrinsically linear) CERs.  Along the way you will improve your skill working with the normal distribution and, if it’s not already part of it, add the lognormal distribution to your repertoire.

Presented by Dr. Steve Van Drew

Dr. Steve Van Drew embodies the jack-of-all trades lifestyle as a former leader/manager, academician, and analytical practitioner, with a multi-disciplinary education in engineering, applied economics, and management science/operations research. Steve enjoys a busy “retirement” near Richmond, VA, and yet manages to dedicate time to share his passion for spreadsheet modeling and @RISK.

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Download exercise workbook (.xls)

 


Palisade Presents:


Getting Your Risk Register Right
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*please note that this spreadsheet is an education tool, not a template.

A probabilistic Risk Register is a critical element of any project cost model, and in my 15 years consulting and training on the topic for Palisade these models range from being a little—to very—wrong. In this webinar we will explore the most common errors and how to correct them. Far from presenting mathematical models for the academic sake of it, we will see how improved model design simplifies the task of parameterising a risk event and better utilises the subject matter expertise you already possess. Trust me, I’m a mathematician!

Speaker: Rishi Prabhakar
Rishi has over eighteen years of experience modelling, simulating and optimising across numerous industries and applications, including five years Operation Risk Modelling for a “Big 4” Australian bank. For the last thirteen years he has worked in risk analysis and decision assessment with clients in oil and gas, mining, construction, finance and insurance. The majority of this work has been for large projects, especially modelling costs and risk events in energy, resources and infrastructure. As a Senior Consultant for Palisade Asia Pacific, Rishi’s role has included model building and auditing, technical education and communication of key concepts to analysts and the executive level. Rishi has developed advanced and practical skills in mathematics, statistics and simulation, and the communication of complex concepts. Rishi holds a B. Mathematics from the University of Technology, Sydney.


Palisade Presents:


Monte Carlo Simulation with @RISK
(and making sure the model is actually using your knowledge!)

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*please note that this spreadsheet is an education tool, not a template.

Simulation techniques are a powerful tool that assist decision-makers by including information about future uncertainty in your models. However, there are many common mistakes made in the interpretation of how software utilises your subject matter expertise. We will look at simulating a Cost and Risk Register model, and delve into some critical subtleties such as why “minimum, maximum, most likely” parameters aren’t helpful, and why most risk events don’t have a likelihood!

Speaker: Rishi Prabhakar
Rishi has over eighteen years of experience modelling, simulating and optimising across numerous industries and applications, including five years Operation Risk Modelling for a “Big 4” Australian bank. For the last thirteen years he has worked in risk analysis and decision assessment with clients in oil and gas, mining, construction, finance and insurance. The majority of this work has been for large projects, especially modelling costs and risk events in energy, resources and infrastructure. As a Senior Consultant for Palisade Asia Pacific, Rishi’s role has included model building and auditing, technical education and communication of key concepts to analysts and the executive level. Rishi has developed advanced and practical skills in mathematics, statistics and simulation, and the communication of complex concepts. Rishi holds a B. Mathematics from the University of Technology, Sydney.


Palisade Presents:

Deep Dive: Input Distribution Selection With @RISK
A special three-part series

This series of webinars is intended to provide @RISK users with guidance on settings to use in the Fit Distributions to Data dialog box, and insight necessary for narrowing down the often-overwhelming candidate list of probability distributions available in @RISK for modeling inputs. Even users who have attended regional training and/or watched relevant on-demand webinars may still be unclear about:
1. what settings to use in the multiple tabs and radio buttons/drop down boxes within the Fit Distributions to Data dialog box
2. how to know which test result(s) to pay the most attention to
3. nuances of the distribution choice that involve both art and science
4. subtle differences between the triangular and PERT distributions
5. how to interview experts, avoid biases associated with subjective probability assessment, and turn interview results into a defensible input distribution
Whether a newcomer to @RISK and input distribution selection or an experienced user seeking amplification on these topics, this three-part, deep-dive series was developed with you in mind.

Series presented by Dr. Steve Drew
Dr. Steve Van Drew embodies the jack-of-all trades lifestyle as a former leader/manager, academician, and analytical practitioner, with a multi-disciplinary education in engineering, applied economics, and management science/operations research. Steve enjoys a busy “retirement” near Richmond, VA, and yet manages to dedicate time to share his passion for spreadsheet modeling and @RISK.


Part I: Distribution Fitting of Univariate Data

Webinar Slides
Excel Exercise
This webinar will provide an in-depth coverage of the @RISK Fit Distributions to Data dialog box settings, the five goodness of fit tests performed when fitting univariate data, and some judgmental aspects of distribution selection that involve both art and science.


Part II: Revisiting the Triangular and PERT “Three Point” Distributions

Excel Exercise
This webinar will provide an in-depth coverage of the commonly selected triangular and PERT distributions, to include a comparison of the multiple forms of each and a discussion of when each may be appropriate. Multiple scenarios will be presented and @RISK used to demonstrate subtle differences that should be considered when making a “three point” input distribution selection.


Part III: Turning Expert Opinion into Defensible Distributions

Webinar Slides
Excel Exercise
This webinar will provide an in-depth coverage of subjective probability assessment, to include a discussion of considerations for interviewing experts and minimizing the effect of biases like anchoring and adjustment, followed by a demonstration of how to use @RISK to identify the best fitting distribution from interview results.



Herren Associates Presents:

Data Analytics Tool Showcase
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at noon eastern

Herren was founded 30 years ago on two core principles: (1) maximizing the value of every taxpayer dollar spent, and (2) using data and analysis to create lasting outcomes for our clients. That mission still drives us today as we use the latest analytical tools and deploy experts in cost analysis, performance management, process improvement, and cyber security to help our clients solve their biggest challenges.

Herren Associates is excited to showcase three of these analytical tools currently deployed with our clients:

1. Ship Readiness Reporting Model and Simulator (VBA) – Simulation tool using VBA, is being leveraged to improve ship readiness across the fleet, allowing staff a consistent and repeatable method to provide critical information on a unit’s readiness to execute a mission.
Presenter: Tyler Ellington

2. Rapid Turnaround Cost Model (VBA & Power BI) – Simulation tool developed using VBA and Microsoft PowerBI visualization software, was deployed to support clients’ understanding of the dollar effects by appropriation when program procurement profiles are changed in naval and aviation plans.
Presenters: Zach Donchez & Collin Donner

3. Material Tracking Dashboard (Microsoft PowerBI) – Material Status Dashboard, developed in Microsoft PowerBI visualization software, is used to provide status updates to senior leadership to analyze current material status and make real-time decisions to address any material concern.
Presenters: Alex Mauer & Victor Sorrentino


PRICE Presents:

Results & Analysis: 2019 B&P ECA Survey with DoD Contractors
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at noon eastern

The questions in the survey supported the guidelines issued by Ellen Lord, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L). Under her leadership, the DoD is looking to “streamline, speed up, and reform the acquisition system.” Our webinar will focus on analyzing six critical factors: people, process, technology, data, culture, and stakeholders.

Those who participated in the survey will receive the comprehensive Industry Estimation Capability Analysis (ECA) Report directly from PRICE® Research. If you did not take the survey and would like to receive this comprehensive ECA Report, you can still take the survey and compare your cost estimating methods to our results and analysis.

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Systecon Presents:

Opus Suite: Optimal Cost, Performance & Readiness
Thursday, October 17, 2019 at noon eastern

Systecon and their Opus Suite of tools have been optimizing some of the most complex Life Cycle Management projects in over 20 countries worldwide. We are the market leader in predictive analytics, with the DoD embracing our tools to solve complex problems, including US Navy, USMC, OSD, US Army, and the F35 Joint Strike Fighter. We work across the entire product life cycle, relying on methods that have been tested and refined for over 40 years and analyses using our proprietary, global market-leading Opus Suite software. For our customers, this means more efficient operations, controlled costs, and most importantly: decisions based on facts. Under continuous development, our customers continue to see advances in the tools year after year. Systecon embraces the latest in technology and continues to advance its position as marketplace leader, including recent adoption and mandate for use by the US Navy.

Presenter: Justin Woulfe, CTO Systecon North America



The ACEIT Team Presents:

ACEIT 8.0 Overview and Demonstration
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at noon eastern

ACEIT 8.0 provides a major revision to the Automated Cost Estimating (ACE) application that leverages a newer, more efficient software operating environment. It delivers a modernized tool for advanced data analysis with many new features including faster results, easier model creation, new input visualization, and expanded charts and reports. This presentation summarizes the new ACE application and provides a short demonstration of the software.

Presenter: Melissa Cyrulik, ACEIT Program Manager, Tecolote ResearchMelissa Cyrulik is a Technical Manager at Tecolote Research currently serving as the ACEIT Program Manager. Based out of Washington D.C., Mrs. Cyrulik has over 20 years’ experience supporting the federal acquisition cost estimating community. Her background includes building cost estimating models in ACE for a variety of groups including DoD, DHS, NASA and Intelligence services, serving as the lead ACEIT trainer, and providing software requirements and design for ACEIT, JIAT and other cost estimating tools. Mrs. Cyrulik has a BS in Industrial Engineering from Northeastern University.

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The ACEIT Team Presents:

Challenges with Using Spreadsheets for Cost Analysis:
Why ACE is a Superior Option

The ACEIT team receives frequent inquiries on how ACE compares to Spreadsheet tools. Although general-purpose spreadsheets offer complete freedom the open architecture creates bigger challenges:

  • Takes longer to set up estimates because the analyst needs to create the estimate structure, mechanics and methods
  • Errors in estimating techniques can easily go undetected
  • Limited standardization presents difficulties in transferring estimates/models to other analysts for review, revision and follow-on effort
  • Issues emerge when linking files for estimate, documentation and reporting

ACE is designed to support cost estimating and analysis. Specifically the ACE approach:

    • Brings structure and consistency to the cost analysis process
    • Allows analysts to focus on estimate methodology rather than spreadsheet mechanics
    • Incorporates approved processes to perform repetitive functions
      • Tasks include: WBS building and summing, inflation, learning curves, time phasing, cost adjustments (fee, G&A, OH), uncertainty analysis, documentation, and reports
      • This eliminates many sources of potential errors found in spreadsheets
    • Promotes efficiency; systematic cost estimating approach and standardized methodology/auditing/documentation/reporting

    The easiest way to understand the key differences between spreadsheets and ACE is to visualize an example estimate in both environments. Our team has built the same detailed WBS example in both tools to allow side by side tool implementation comparison. This presentation is broken into sections to compare different aspects of the key characteristics of cost estimates in both tools.

    • Section 1: Basic Estimate Structure
    • Section 2: Basic Estimate Calculations
    • Section 3: Complex Estimating Problems
    • Section 4: Adding WBS Elements to the Estimate
    • Section 5: What if Drills

    Through the course of this presentation you will see many detailed differences between the tools that when accumulated ACE presents as the superior estimating option.

    Presenter: Melissa Cyrulik has over 20 years’ experience working at Tecolote Research with ACEIT. Melissa served as the lead ACEIT trainer for over ten years and currently supports both ACEIT and JIAT. She has an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Northeastern University and is an ICEAA best paper award recipient.


      PRICE Systems, LLC Presents:

    The Top 5 Uses of TruePlanning

    PrintPRICE® Systems, a world leader in cost estimation and analysis solutions, enables our clients to significantly improve the speed and accuracy of cost estimation in support of many key processes listed below. In this webinar, you will learn the top five uses of TruePlanning, the most powerful, versatile, force multiplier ever created.

    Manufacturing

    • Design to Cost (DTC)
    • Design-Tradeoff Analysis / Trade Studies

    Early Stage Conceptual Estimation

    • Production Time Phases
    • Producibility Studies
    • Large Structure Estimation

    Program/Project Management

    • RFI Response
    • Risk / Uncertainty Analysis
    • Estimation at Completion (EAC)
    • Cost Control
    • Cost & Schedule Analysis
    • Program Trade Studies – AUMC assessment

    Finance

    • Total Cost Management
    • Target Costing
    • Bogey Flow-downs
    • Budget Estimates / Budgeting
    • Economic Analysis (EA)
    • Warranty/Spares Cost Analysis
    • Cross-Check Estimation
    • Future Capability Planning
    • Independent Cost Estimates (ICE)
    • Supplier Assessment
    Business Development

    • Bid & Proposal
    • Bid Validation
    • Bid/No Bid
    • Black-hat Reviews
    • Business Case Analysis (BCA)
    • Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA)
    • Ghosting the Competition
    • Price-to-Win Analysis

    Engineering

    • Analysis of Alternatives (AoAs)
    • Advanced Concept Studies
    • Affordability Analysis
    • Agile vs Waterfall Development Analysis
    • Cost Estimation
    • Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs)
    • Life Cycle Estimates (LCCE)
    • Technology Maturation Cost (TRL)
    • Technology Obsolescence
    • Value Engineering
    • Custom Cost Model Development

    Presenter: Chris Price has been devoted to Systems Engineering and specifically Cost Analysis for the past 15+ years. He has been with PRICE Systems LLC since October, 2014. Previously he was with Raytheon Company since 1984. At Raytheon he worked in the Systems Cost Engineering / Analysis Organization and the Systems Effectiveness / Reliability & Maintainability Engineering Organization. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from the Ohio Institute of Technology.

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  • aPriori Presents:
    aPriori PCM Case Study Webinar with Tetra Pak

    apriori-lraPriori, a leading provider of product cost management (PCM) software solutions for the enterprise is hosting a new Case Study webinar with customer Tetra Pak®, the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions.

    Hear how Tetra Pak is starting to leverage product cost management technology and professional services from aPriori to achieve the following strategic goals:

    • Reduce the number of cost reduction activities by enabling identification of cost drivers early in the design cycle.
    • Improve supplier negotiations by making cost estimates uniform and provide a detailed cost break down of manufacturing process data at a granular part level.

    Hear Ms. Karin Viestam, Global Expert DfC, Development & Service Operations, describe the challenges they addressed, the solution they deployed with aPriori and the results they have seen to date.

    For more insight and information, view this demonstration from aPriori.


     PRICE Systems, LLC Presents:
    TruePlanning 2016 – The Future Is Here

    PRICE Systems will showcase the power of predictive analytics focusing on PRICE Cost Analytics 2016. By attending this seminar, you will get a firsthand look and demonstration of a wide range of the new capabilities in TruePlanning, TrueFindings, TrueMapper and the latest PRICE Models.

    In this session we will showcase many new and exciting features including:

    • Easy Early Adoption capabilities
    • New Knowledgebase for Additive Manufacturing
    • New Knowledgebase for Unmanned Space Equipment
    • Customer-driven enhancements and additions to Schedule Estimating
    • Enhanced Production Manufacturing estimating
    • Enhanced Software Estimating including new software sizing methods
    • Learn how you can report 881C WBS (and other structures) directly from TruePlanning
    • Enhanced integration with PROPRICER, Excel, MS Project and other applications

    In addition, we are pleased to present our new Information Technology Services models. These models allow you to estimate both new projects and operations for:

    • Application Development Services
    • Application Services
    • Database Services
    • End User Services
    • Facilities and Communication Services
    • Help Desk Services
    • Infrastructure Services
    • Training Services

    These are just the beginning of the new capabilities being released in the latest version of PRICE Cost Analytics 2016.

    Presenter: Joe Bauer joined PRICE Systems after twenty years of service in the US Air Force. Joe is the primary Solutions Consultant for Air Force customers, providing training, mentoring, and consulting in parametric estimation and data analysis. He earned a Master of Science degree in Cost Analysis in 2009 from the Air Force Institute of Technology and an MBA in 2005. Joe is a Certified Cost Estimator / Analyst (CCEA) with ICEAA.

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    Booz Allen Hamilton Presents:
    Integrated Cost-Schedule Risk Analysis with Booz Allen’s Polaris™

    BAH polarismark_sigUPDATEOne of the greatest challenges in managing costs on projects is the lack of cost, schedule, and risk integration. Equally, informed real-time decision making is critical to ensuring projects are delivered on time and within budget. Project decision makers need the ability to visualize a project timeline, quickly understand risk impacts and conduct “what if” analysis to best mitigate that risk within their respective budgets and timelines. That’s why we created Polaris™, the next generation of project analysis software.

    Polaris™ not only helps you fully integrate a project’s cost, schedule, and risk variables, it also is the only solution that runs simulations in real-time, the speed at which decisions are made, allowing your project team to take corrective actions during the course of one meeting saving that critical lost time that other solutions require for multiple meetings.

    Attendees of this webinar will understand how Polaris can:

    • Run real-time analysis to stop cost and schedule growth before they occur
    • Help the project team prioritize those risks that have the greatest impact on a project’s schedule and cost, which will inform effective risk mitigation
    • Incorporate costs of delay/liquidated damages and model their impact on overall project cost
    • Identify the most effective corrective actions to ensure a project fits with a constrained budget and schedule

     


     PRICE Systems, LLC Presents:
    Data Driven Estimating with PRICE® TrueFindings®

    PrintData driven estimating is more than a catch phrase. Data driven estimating highlights the need for estimators to leverage accurate, relevant historical data in order to generate valid and defensible forecasts. Analysts may have program data at their disposal, with no efficient way to manage or analyze the data. TrueFindings® provides the analyst with a consolidated approach for collecting, normalizing, analyzing, and storing data.

    TrueFindings® is about more than data analysis; it is about data management. From basic descriptive statistical analysis and charting, to inferential statistics with rapid filtering and customization of variables, TrueFindings® works seamlessly with our parametric modeling framework, TruePlanning®, to generate, employ, and validate inputs and results. All of this is contained in a simple, clean user interface and requires minimal formatting of your existing data sets in Excel.

    Attendees will:

    * Understand how to leverage existing data within their program and quickly / easily import data into the TrueFindings® application.
    * Learn ways to analyze and normalize data within TrueFindings.
    * Understand how to validate and defend parametric estimates by linking TrueFindings® analysis directly to TruePlanning®.

     


    IMC lrIntegrated Management ConceptsPrint and Encore Analytics Presents:
    Earned Value Management and
    ANSI/EIA-748 Compliance
    Thursday, February 26, 2015 | 12:00-1:00pm EST

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    Achieving ANSI/EIA-748 compliance requires management and analysis of a tremendous amount of data and strict adherence to documented processes. It can be an arduous and overwhelming task where one misstep can cause delays in contract payments and lost revenue. Until now, technology advances have outpaced the evolution of EVM tools, leaving project management professionals to struggle with antiquated systems and to question the validity of the analysis.

    Integrated Management Concepts and Encore Analytics, leaders in EVM solutions, developed a sophisticated, intuitive solution that simplifies ANSI/EIA-748 compliance, while providing businesses with in-depth analytics that serve as accurate and reliable predictors of project success.

    Attendees will:

    • Gain clarity about ANSI/EIA-748 compliance and how the newest EVM tools can objectively evaluate cost/schedule status, forecast future impacts, and help professionals communicate risks and recovery planning strategies to project teams and stakeholders.
    • Learn ways to leverage advanced analytics to quickly and accurately measure, analyze, forecast and improve overall project performance.
    • Understand how to bring geographically disparate stakeholders together into the project management process at a very low cost.


    Do you have a product or service cutting the edge of cost estimating technology?

    Request a TechShowcase Webinar today!

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    • One hour-long webinar hosted by ICEAA or on your preferred service
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    • Roster of all webinar registrants
    • Listing on this page
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