SPACE COST ESTIMATION
This three-day domain-focused workshop will provide attendees with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform cost estimating in the space sciences. Students will be given an overview of the different methods of estimation being used today, including grass-roots and bottom-up estimates, analogy-based estimates, and parametric models. They will also be led through a discussion of the differences between parametric system level models, such as the NASA Instrument Cost Model (NICM), and component level parametric models, such as SEER-H. Using the SEER-H estimating methodology, students will learn the differences between modeling various spacecraft subsystems and instrument types, and how to handle estimating new technology developments. Students will be introduced to the newly created “Space Estimation” knowledge bases, developed through multiple NASA sponsored validated studies. They will become familiar with how to assess cost and schedule risk and how to build a defendable estimate. At the end of this course, students will be able to produce a cost estimate for the full life cycle of a space mission project, from pre-concept through operations. Students will also gain insight into the risks, uncertainty and cost drivers associated with space hardware development, acquisition and integration.
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Scheduled Public Workshops
- March 7-9, 2017 - El Segundo, CA
- September 12-14, 2017 - Alexandria, VA
Private SEER Workshops
The majority of our training is done at the customer facilities. Most SEER customers prefer to select the date and location for SEER workshops to ensure that their specific estimating and project planning concerns are addressed in a confidential environment. These workshops are priced on a per-event basis (including instructor travel expenses). Private workshops are typically more economical where multiple users can benefit from training. Please call for a quote at (310) 414-3222.