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An application of Rayleigh curve theory to contract cost estimation and control

Harry Watkins

An application of Rayleigh curve theory to contract cost estimation and control

by Harry Watkins

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Published by Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California .
Written in English


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Theory And Practice Of Cost Estimating For Major Acquisitions ’ B ’ / a new weapon system and for cost control during the system's acquisition process. Valid estimates provide a reliable and in which contract and system management are planned. c. Parametric Estimating d. Comparison to Published Price Lists e. Independent Estimates 8. Analytical Techniques for Cost and Price Analysis a. Statistical analysis b. Price Indices c. Cost-Profit-Volume Analysis d. Improvement Curve Analysis e. Regression Analysis 9. Cost Estimating Methods and Requirements a. FAR b. DFARS

An accumulation of minor scope changes that incrementally change project scope, cost, and schedule. Timeline of Cost Estimating and Cost Management The cost estimates prepared and the estimation tech- niques used at each of the project development phases must be consistent with the project information available at the specific point in time. Therefore, the cost estimate will also be updated with the changes during execution, which will keep the estimate dynamic and accurate. 4 Principles of Cost Estimation. 1. Cost estimation is used to predict the quantity, cost and price of the resources required by the scope of a project.

Learning curves were first applied to industry in a report by T. P. Wright of Curtis-Wright Corp. in Wright described how direct labor costs of making a particular airplane decreased with learning, a theory since confirmed by other aircraft manufacturers. Regardless of the time needed to. It is rarely explained that the ubiquitous estimate at completion (EAC) assumes a linear cumulative labor curve. This is an example of Koskela and Howell's () criticisms that project management is a "narrow" theory (i.e., it is linear) and that it is "implicit" (i.e., the linearity is rarely acknowledged). We address these issues by proposing a theory that begins with the explicit.


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An application of Rayleigh curve theory to contract cost estimation and control by Harry Watkins Download PDF EPUB FB2

Calhoun: The NPS Institutional Archive Theses and Dissertations Thesis Collection An application of Rayleigh curve theory to contract cost estimation and control.

DTIC ADA An Application of Rayleigh Curve Theory to Contract Cost Estimation and Control by Defense Technical Information Center. is a platform for academics to share research papers. The motivation in considering the theory and estimation of costs is to provide cost estimates that are relevant to decision-making.

Optimal decision-making requires the careful comparison of the costs and benefits of any action. In evaluating these costs, it is essential to have regard to the cost concept relevant to : Stephen Hill.

Applying Learning Curve Theory in Construction Cost Estimating By on 13 Jul We are all familiar with the expression ‘learning curve’ or ‘practice makes perfect’ and probably have used it many times without thinking about the science or math behind it. The application studied is an automation tool, developed in C#.

The early prediction model proposed by Gaffney and Davis assumes that the faults detected over the life of the project will take the form of the Rayleigh curve (Fig. So far as the LAC and LMC curves are concerned, they are L-shaped rather than U-shaped. We discuss below the nature of short- run and long-run cost curves according to the modem theory.

(1) Short-Run Cost Curves: As in the traditional theory, the short-run cost curves in the modem theory of costs are the AFC, SAVC, SAC and SMC curves. W.J. Richardson, "Use of Learning Curves to Set Goals and Monitor Progress in Cost Reduction Programs," Proceedings of IIE Spring Conference,pp.

Smith, Learning Curve for Cost Control, Industrial Engineer- ing. mathematically. As a result, improvement curves can be used to estimate contract price, direct labor-hours, direct material cost, or any other recurring contract cost.

Improvement Curve History. The improvement curve is based on the concept that, as a task is performed repetitively, the time required to perform the task will decrease. Describing Cost Estimating Methods. Introduction. This chapter describes contract costs and cost analysis. Defining Contract Costs.

Contract Costs. Contract costs are monetary measures of the capital and labor required to complete a contract.

Not all contract costs result from cash expenditures during the contract period. Sources and Categories of Project Costs 49 Cost Estimating Methods 51 Cost Estimation Process 56 Creating the Detailed Estimate 56 Allowances for Contingencies in Cost Estimation 59 The Use of Learning Curves in Cost Estimation 61 References 64 Appendix 67 4 Project Budgeting 83 Issues in Project Budgeting planning and control.

It compares the value of work accomplished in a given period with the value of the work expected in that Developing a Credible S Curve of Potential Program Costs Risk Management The Cost Estimating Community’s Best Practices for Validating Estimates Chapter 16 Documenting the Estimate Elements of.

Cost and Management AccountingA Multiple Choice Questions. Basic objectives of cost accounting is_____. tax compliance. financial audit. estimation of cost. estimation of selling price.

estimation of units. ANSWER: C Cost of sales plus profit is _____. selling price. The primary difference in the equations is that Unit Theory concentrates on each lot or unit individually, while Cumulative Average Theory calculates the cumulative average cost of all units to date, collectively.

When historical production data is available, slope and first unit cost can be calculated by using the learning curve equation.

Unger, Eric J. “Relating Initial Budget to Program Growth with Rayleigh and WeibullModels,” Master’s Thesis, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright -Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, March Watkins, Harry. “An Application of Rayleigh Curve Theory to Contract Cost Estimation and Control. differences between alternative formulations of the learning curve, and construction of cost-estimating relationships (CERs) using principles from physics and engineering.

Lee dealt quite deftly with the mathematical underpinnings of learning curves and CERs. Estimation and Costing - Contracts 1. TENDER It is an invitation from the owner to the contractor to execute some work at specified cost in specified time.

It is published in the form of tender notice in news papers, notice boards, gussets, etc. according to the cost of works. For further application of Rayleigh distribution, we refer to Johnson and Kotz (). Adatia () has obtained the best linear unbiased estimator of the Rayleigh scale parameter based on fairly.

(DCAA) report, technical evaluation, independent government cost estimate (IGCE) and fact finding. • The technical analyst is responsible for the preparation of the technical analysis report that is an integral part of the contracting officer’s team of experts for negotiation of contract instruments.

By spending the appropriate time estimating costs, determining the budget, and controlling costs, the project can achieve its objectives 27 Estimate Costs (Planning) Determine Budget (Planning) Control Costs (Monitoring & Controlling) Inputs: • Activity Cost Estimates • Basis of Estimates • Resource Calendars • Contracts • Consulting.

Learning Curve Theory •Reserves are dollars included in a cost estimate to mitigate cost •Example: $45/hr FTE, $75/hr contract Sample Headcount (Table ) Maximum departmental headcounts by year for ResNet (Northwest Airlines) Cost Estimation Tools & Techniques.Cost Estimating Page 1 of 2 SDLC: Related Links COST ESTIMATING.

Project underestimation of resources and costs is one of the most common contributors to project failure. As such, project managers should be knowledgeable of and consider the various industry techniques and tools in the definition and execution of project cost estimation.Learning curve analysis is developed as a tool to estimate the recurring costs in an assembly or production process.

Two predominant theories on learning curves include: Unit Theory and Cumulative Average Theory. This chapter introduces the concept of learning curves and explains Unit Theory principles in great detail.