Through the Fog – Controlling Software Acquisition Costs – Ian Brown

Controlling Software Acquisition Costs With Function Points and Estimation Tools Ian Brown, Director of Operations and Systems Analysis, Galorath Inc.

Galorath's Ian Brown will be presenting this paper at the Canada ICEAA conference this week" Too often, organizations that contract for software development services are at the mercy of vendors for cost and schedule estimates. Once a program office releases a request for proposal for software development, it must somehow evaluate the validity of cost and schedule estimates that come back with the proposals. Or a program might have a limited budget or schedule but not a clear understanding of …