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iCatalog Home BCF 250 Applied Software Cost Estimating
(Last Modified:10-Oct-2017)

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Description
This course emphasizes the unique characteristics (including: estimating the size of the software application; converting software size to development effort; estimating the schedule for completing the development effort; and maintaining the software throughout the operational phase) in the software development environment and their effect of the cost estimating process. The course helps students develop reliable and credible software cost estimates through the use of numerous exercise designed to develop critical thinking skills as they pertain to the interrelationships of staffing, scheduling, software complexity, and technology.
Objectives
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Target Attendees
Level II acquisition personnel in the BUS-CE as well as those in the IT and PM career fields.
Prerequisite(s)
Required:
  • BCF 130, Fundamentals of Cost Analysis
  • BCF 131, Applied Cost Analysis
  • Recommended:
  • ACQ 203, Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B
  • ISA 101, Basic Information Systems Acquisition
  • CLB 026, Software Cost Estimating
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, regression and other cost estimating techniques
  • Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable as a substitute for this course until the acceptance date specified below.)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    None None None None
    Course Length
    5 classroom days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Resident
    Equivalent Courses None
    ACE Recommended Credits None
    PDS Code BZZ
    DAU Public (material/prework) N/A
    Continuing Education Units   3.4
    Continuous Learning Points  34
    Reservist Retirement Points  0
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
    Notes
    None