Cost estimating is a fundamental yet challenging task for contract and project managers. Participants will receive instruction on the cost estimating process, principles and procedures based on best-practices and the GAO Cost Estimating and Analysis Guidebook. In addition, they will learn step-by-step process for developing accurate and realistic project cost estimates that withstand the scrutiny of customers and management and form a baseline for tight financial control. They will also learn how to incorporate risk and uncertainty in their estimates, provide range estimates and manage the cost estimating process throughout the project life cycle.
The integrated case study will give participants an opportunity to apply the cost estimating process to a realistic IT scenario using both time-tested estimating techniques and recent innovative approaches.
Participants will benefit from seasoned advice on avoiding pitfalls, mistakes and inaccuracies that can spell the difference between failure and success in any project.