I had purchased Windows 1.0; installed it; saw how horrible it looked (there wasn't sufficient resolution on those old Windows graphics cards) and how slow, and uninstalled Windows the same week. Its big claim to fame was one could run multiple applications at a time (MS-DOS allowed only 1 running app at a time) and put things in a graphical environment. We used something in DOS (Sidekick) that allowed us to run a second program from Borland without exiting the first...This was wonderful.SEER Does Windows
Contact: Jon Kilgore
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EL SEGUNDO, CA – Galorath Federal, a wholly owned subsidiary of Galorath Incorporated, was awarded the five year Army Wheeled and Tracked Vehicle Automated Cost Data Base (WTV ACDB) Contract.
Under this contract, Galorath will develop Non-disclosure Agreements (NDA), collect and analyze data, and develop advanced cost estimating methodologies. Galorath Federal was created to optimize the ability to deliver the highest quality federal consulting services and mitigate any concerns over Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI).
“This prime contract to support the DASA-CE WTV mission …
Contact: David Dewitt
Phone: 310-414-3222 x235
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September 29, 2015
EL SEGUNDO, CA – Galorath, the leading provider of advanced modeling tools for project estimation, announced that they will officially be a total solutions company offering both professional services and products.
Therefore, Galorath will now offer cost estimating services, as well as management consulting services for program management, financial/cost analysis, and acquisition system support. This is in addition to the SEER estimation suite offered by Galorath, which includes cost estimation software for: IT, Hardware, Software, and Manufacturing projects.
“As we began to …
The Government Accountability Office has released draft guidance for Cybersecurity policy for agencies and contractors. The review period goes until September 10, 2015.
They included 8 major recommendations:
1. US government coordination
2. US. government participation in cybersecurity standards development
3. Development of timely and technically sound standards and assessment
4. Government and commercial collaboration in standards development
5. Improving international coordination and information sharing
6. Support and expanding standards training for federal agency staff
7. Developing cybersecurity standards that minimize privacy risk
8. Using relevant international standards where possible
NIST Special Publication 800-37, …
While some of the Agile community tries to squelch estimates (search#noestimates for examples) estimates are a key part of both management / customer decisions and developers solutions. In this briefing Galorath's Bob Hunt discusses the 4 processes that can be useful for estimating Agile Systems:
Process 1: Simple Build-up approach based on averages can be defined as: • Sprint Team Size (SS) x Sprint length (Sp time) x Number of Sprints (# Sprints)
Process 2: Structured approach based on established “velocity” – most often used internally by the developer since detailed/sensitive data are available to them •
Process 3: …
I was recently asked how to "shadow" estimates. What was met is how to compare estimates with an older manual process to estimates performed with SEER processes and tools integrated. The answer I gave is really the same as I would give for comparing any two estimates, be they primary and backup, independent, or otherwise as follows:
The most effective way to compare two estimates created within a single or multiple estimating processes / approaches is to prepare both estimates, using each approach as per company standards. Then, before presenting to a single review team, compare the two approaches …
It has been a long time since I went to UCLA's obesity clinic (RFO), over 9 years. It changed my life. I went from a 52 inch gut to 38 inches, from nearly 40% body fat to under 20% and bench pressed over 260 (before surgery.. but coming back.. goal is 315... I was increasing 5 pounds per month until health issue)
There was an article on my Weight Loss in the Wall Street Journal many years ago. UCLA published another article in its "U" magazine , "Appetite For Change" for their medical community a few months ago. …
It has been too long since I have blogged. SO much has happened, from my surgery (I estimated the time to full recovery optimistically) to launching our federal subsidiary to launching our cost engineering group to winning the largest contract in Galorath history, visiting partners and customers as well as the launch of major product updates and our new CATIA interface for you CAD people.
I am excited to share the latest iteration of my estimation bias talk. The goal of exposing bias is to both make people aware and to discuss ways to mitigate.
It is so important …
Contact: Kim Clark
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El Segundo, CA – Galorath Federal, a wholly owned subsidiary of Galorath Incorporated, was awarded the three year fixed price contract to support the Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army (IPPS-A) Business Management Division (BMD).
As a full service support contractor, Galorath Federal is providing Cost and Schedule/EVM analysis, Contract Management Support, and Program Budget Support. This is a Major Army Acquisition program classified as an ACT IM (a major information management system). This is one of the largest ERP programs in the …
GAO, the Government Accountability Office has issued a report stating the Major Automated Information Systems (MAIS) need to establish their cost and schedule commitments sooner in the process. MAIS programs are those with costs over $32m in a single year, total acquisition cost over $126M or total life cycle costs over $378m.
Cost & Schedule baselines should be established within 2 years: The found: "the majority of the 20 selected Department of Defense (DOD) major automated information systems (MAIS) programs had not established their first baselines (which consist of a life cycle cost estimate, a schedule estimate, and performance …