Case Studies

BHP: Galorath Estimation Framework Identified the Cost to Build a Smart Mine

To better understand the cost of this multi-billion-dollar project, BHP requested Galorath Incorporated to help generate an estimate for the Jansen Mine data infrastructure

Analyzing Vendor Proposals with Galorath Estimation Success Packages

A large countrywide telecommunications service provider in India needed a framework to evaluate vendor proposals. The IT group within this … Read More Analyzing Vendor Proposals with Galorath Estimation Success Packages

Putting a Man on Mars: New Technology Requires New Cost Estimates

In the next few decades, NASA plans to implement human missions to Mars. This is an enormous challenge and will … Read More Putting a Man on Mars: New Technology Requires New Cost Estimates

Using the Galorath Team to Create ‘Job Shop’ Estimation Efficiencies

A moderately sized company that delivers precision machined parts to the Aerospace market needed better cost estimating tools to more … Read More Using the Galorath Team to Create ‘Job Shop’ Estimation Efficiencies

Should Cost Estimating in the Supply Chain

Value Engineering identifies targets for potential cost reductions. Generally, the major operating expense of contractors in the Aerospace and Defense … Read More Should Cost Estimating in the Supply Chain

Galorath Federal: Database Development and Data Analysis

Galorath Federal supported the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army Cost and Economics (ODASA-CE) for development of … Read More Galorath Federal: Database Development and Data Analysis

Galorath Federal: Successful Major Systems Acquisition Support

Department of Defense INSTRUCTION NUMBER 5000.02; Operation of the Defense Acquisition System establishes policy for the management of all defense … Read More Galorath Federal: Successful Major Systems Acquisition Support

Booz Allen Hamilton, the US Navy and SEER-H

Military satellite communication networks continue to evolve with the insertion of new technologies. Improved systems with greater bandwidth are being … Read More Booz Allen Hamilton, the US Navy and SEER-H

SEER-MFG and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program

Under the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program, the world’s leading aerospace companies have partnered to deliver the most advanced … Read More SEER-MFG and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program

The IRS: Using SEER-IT to Modernize Complex IT Processes

Anticipating extensive growth in their software and Information Technology (IT) estimating requirements, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sought a … Read More The IRS: Using SEER-IT to Modernize Complex IT Processes

Federal

SEER® for Software Now Incorporates the Data-Centric DOD SRDR Dataset

El Segundo, Calif.—December 4, 2017— Galorath Incorporated, a California-based software and professional services firm whose customers include the U.S. Department of … Read More SEER® for Software Now Incorporates the Data-Centric DOD SRDR Dataset

Extension of Certificate of Networthiness (CON) for U.S. Army

El Segundo, Calif.—December 4, 2017— Galorath Incorporated, a California-based software firm whose customers include Airbus; BAE Systems; Boeing; Lockheed Martin; Northrop … Read More Extension of Certificate of Networthiness (CON) for U.S. Army

Government IT Acquisition Reform

Healthcare.gov has been in the news and analyzed many times by Galorath and others. Galorath’s Conclusions encompassing healthcare.gov and IT failures, … Read More Government IT Acquisition Reform

Price-To-Win with SEER

In today’s competitive environment, winning a contract from a public entity or a private company is not just about which … Read More Price-To-Win with SEER

Galorath Federal: Database Development and Data Analysis

Galorath Federal supported the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army Cost and Economics (ODASA-CE) for development of … Read More Galorath Federal: Database Development and Data Analysis

Galorath Federal: Successful Major Systems Acquisition Support

Department of Defense INSTRUCTION NUMBER 5000.02; Operation of the Defense Acquisition System establishes policy for the management of all defense … Read More Galorath Federal: Successful Major Systems Acquisition Support

News

The Organizational Risks of not performing Robust Should Cost Analysis

Our Thinking

Why Function Points?

Quantitative software measurement extends significant benefits to IT organizations. Relatively few successful, robust, and mature measurement frameworks have been implemented.Function … Read More Why Function Points?

The impact of COVID-19 on Your Cybersecurity Budget

In response to the pandemic, plenty of organizations had to re-invent themselves or significantly change the way they do business. … Read More The impact of COVID-19 on Your Cybersecurity Budget

The Art and Science of Cost Modeling

As the statistician George Box once said, “All models are wrong, but some are useful”.  Development of cost models involves reliance … Read More The Art and Science of Cost Modeling

Beyond Regression: Applying Machine Learning to Parametrics

Cost estimating has relied primarily upon regression analysis for parametric estimating. However, regression analysis is only one of many tools … Read More Beyond Regression: Applying Machine Learning to Parametrics

Engineering the Acquisition Process: Better Value Through Mechanism Design

View the presentation deck. As both the regulator and the only buyer in a market that measures over $500 billion … Read More Engineering the Acquisition Process: Better Value Through Mechanism Design

How to Estimate, Manage, and Track Performance on Modern Federal Software Development Programs

The recent final report of the Defense Science Board (DSB) Task Force on Acquisition of Software for Defense Systems (February … Read More How to Estimate, Manage, and Track Performance on Modern Federal Software Development Programs

Lines of Code Versus Function Points Versus Use Cases For Sizing

I, along with many others, have written about the virtues of one size metric versus another.  Some attempt to make … Read More Lines of Code Versus Function Points Versus Use Cases For Sizing

Price to Win: What It Is and When Estimation Gets Involved

I am continually amazed at the wide variety of opinions about what Price-To-Win is and who plays what role in … Read More Price to Win: What It Is and When Estimation Gets Involved

What Is IT Infrastructure: A Definition and a Taxonomy

There are probably as many definitions of IT Infrastructure as there are IT organizations.  I believe the following definitions are … Read More What Is IT Infrastructure: A Definition and a Taxonomy

Government Releases Cybersecurity Draft Guidance

The Government Accountability Office has released draft guidance for Cybersecurity policy for agencies and contractors.  The review period goes until September … Read More Government Releases Cybersecurity Draft Guidance

Press

SEER for Software: Predictive Technology that Maximizes Business Value and ROI [NEW RELEASE]

El Segundo, CA- (Feb. 18, 2019)- The ability for Management and Finance to determine which software and IT projects to … Read More SEER for Software: Predictive Technology that Maximizes Business Value and ROI [NEW RELEASE]

Product Extensions

Estimate Central

Estimate Central provides an integrated picture of all your SEER Software and IT estimates – it is a portfolio management tool for resource planning and estimating. … Read More Estimate Central

Data Driven Estimate Extension

SEER-SEM also offers the ability for you to incorporate your own proprietary data that can be used to directly and … Read More Data Driven Estimate Extension

Aerostructures

Aerostructures Pro provides additional trade and design analysis options involving all types of composites: part shape; build-ups and cores; materials and … Read More Aerostructures

SEER Machining Cost Estimator

CATIA Machining Cost Estimator makes rapid cost estimates of machined parts directly within CATIA v5 using innovative methods of processing … Read More SEER Machining Cost Estimator

SEER Sheet Metal Cost Estimator

SEER for Manufacturing Sheet Metal Estimator (SME) plug in uses the work done from the CATIA sheet metal workbench to … Read More SEER Sheet Metal Cost Estimator

SEER Ply Cost Estimator

SEER-3D

SEER-IT Browser

The Browser Edition brings SEER-IT’s parametric cost-estimation capabilities to a broad range of users via internet or intranet. Its advantages … Read More SEER-IT Browser

SEER for Electro Optical Sensors (SEER-EOS)

Gain greater understanding of the costs and key cost drivers for electro-optical sensors with the SEER-EOS plug-in to SEER-H. Parametric … Read More SEER for Electro Optical Sensors (SEER-EOS)

Estimate by Comparison

SEER Estimate By Comparison, the next-generation sizing application from Galorath Incorporated, is now a standard feature issued with SEER project … Read More Estimate by Comparison

Resources

Using SEER Space to Estimate Constellations of Satellites

Using the Rule of 166 to Allocate the Cost of Space Mission Cost

Estimating the Cost Penalty of Entering Space Project Full Scale Development with Immature Technology

Using Bathtub Curves

Using Learning and Rate Curves

Estimating the Cost of Hypersonic Vehicles

Estimating the Cost of Technology Advancement for Space Projects

IT Governance Meets COVID-19

A look at how IT governance can be adapted and support work environments during COVID-19.  A webinar presentation by Dan … Read More IT Governance Meets COVID-19

A Human Missions Cost Model

Over approximately the past year, the author has worked on a database for a prospective Human Missions Cost model which, … Read More A Human Missions Cost Model

The Law of Small Numbers: Developing Accurate Estimates with Limited Data

Parametric methods have traditionally used classical frequentist statistical methods. Frequentist statistics is the classical method that uses a sample of … Read More The Law of Small Numbers: Developing Accurate Estimates with Limited Data

Training

Live Training: Effective Ways to Realistically Achieve Savings

Zoom Webinar: Thursday, October 28 @ 10 am PT / 1 pm ET Video will be made available to registrants … Read More Live Training: Effective Ways to Realistically Achieve Savings