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 …
Joe Hamaker, PhD, Galorath Federal Inc.Your Organization Can Improve By Refining Business Case Assumptions
Any organization that is involved in projects can benefit their bottom line by possessing the capability to perform best practice cost analysis on their projects both before projects commitments are made and throughout the project life cycle. Based on our experiences at Galorath, most projects suffer significant cost and schedule growth from poor assumptions in the original business case analysis. Cost overruns come right out of the projected profits and drag down the Internal Rate of Return. I will show you that sensitivity later in …
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El Segundo, Calif.—December 4, 2017— Galorath Incorporated, a California-based software firm whose customers include Airbus; BAE Systems; Boeing; Lockheed Martin; Northrop Grumman; and the U.S. Department of Defense announces a three-year extension of its Certificate of Networthiness (CON) for the U.S. Army.
Army Regulation (AR) 25-1 mandates the assessment of NetOps products against the architecture to ensure they meet functional and interoperability requirements within the Army Enterprise. The CON approval process insures all NetOps products – software, tools or systems are compliant.
Award of the SEER CON involved an extensive …
If you’re supporting design to cost efforts, generating part bids, or evaluating vendor proposals, you’ve likely wished for a way to make estimating more accurate and efficient. At Galorath, we believe that being able to get from CAD to Cost offers significant advantages. With this, we’ve developed some game-changing solutions.
Read our podcast transcript to learn more:Podcast: Instantly Determine Cost From 3D CAD Models
Tonya: Good morning, I'm Tonya Weger. Thank you for joining me for Galorath Podcasts. In our podcast series, I will discuss some of the most relevant topics of the day with a succession of experienced …
Software modernization projects are becoming increasingly critical to businesses as mainframe hardware ages out, people retire, and skill sets are lost or forgotten. Concurrently, available resources and budgets are becoming increasingly tight. This leaves management with the challenges of dealing with the sometimes fragile software iron triangle (scope, resources, schedule and quality). This presentation addresses using software estimation processes and risk management components to produce adequate solutions: on-premises, cloud, insourced or outsourced. As part of this presentation, estimation bias mitigation is addressed as well as the cost and benefit of outsourcing solutions.
Read our PDF, "Planning and Managing Modernization Projects …
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El Segundo, Calif.—August 7, 2017— Galorath Incorporated, a California-based software firm whose customers include Airbus; BAE Systems; Boeing; Lockheed Martin; Northrop Grumman; and the U.S. Department of Defense has released CATIA Machining Cost Estimator, which will be included as part of the SEER-for-CATIAv5 3.0 package.
CATIA Machining Cost Estimator makes rapid cost estimates of machined parts directly within CATIA v5® using innovative methods of processing solid model geometry data. This capability puts the power of cost trades directly in the hands of design engineers in their native environment. Users can …
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El Segundo, Calif. — Galorath Incorporated, a California-based software firm whose customers include Airbus; BAE Systems; Boeing; Lockheed Martin; Northrop Grumman; and the U.S. Department of Defense has released SEER-3D, providing a CAD to Cost capability in conjunction with its widely used SEER for Manufacturing (SEER-MFG™), a project estimation solution for production costs.
SEER-3D allows you to open and view machined part geometry from a STEP file, available from many widely-used Computer-Aided Design (CAD) applications, and import it into SEER for Manufacturing for …
- Most people don't like to estimate
- Most people don't know how to estimate
- Those that estimate are almost always wildly optimistic
- Viable estimates can make projects successful, outsourcing more cost effective, and help businesses make the most informed decisions
That is why models like SEER are essential to organizations, providing the tempering with that outside view of reality that is recommended by Daniel Kahneman. Dr. Kehnaman received a Nobel prize for his work in estimation bias and strategic …
Galorath Inc. (the SEER Cost, Schedule, Risk Model Developers) watched the healthcare.gov rollout difficulties, the outcries and finger pointing and decided to take a more analytical look. While it is easy to throw stones at stakeholders, this was a huge IT project and there were bound to be challenges. Could it have gone better? Sure. Were there adequate resources? Seems so. Should testing and quality assurance been more rigorous? Yes, but there didn’t appear to be adequate time. Were the requirements firmed up in advance? That could have been a significant contributor.
We are confident that healthcare.gov will recover and …
I have been spending a lot of time with cloud computing as well as with affordability processes. So it seemed a good match to do a presentation covering application of affordability processes to cloud computing. The bottom line is cloud computing can save a lot of money when used at in the right circumstances.... And cloud computing can be ineffective in terms of affordability in some situations.
This includes the 10 step affordability process as well as amplification of several process steps.
I go back and forth on combining steps 1 and 2... 1. Identifying Key Performance Parameters and …