The Evolution of Hardware Estimating
Author: Arlene Minkiewicz
Category: White Papers
Just as Nintendo evolves gaming and Apple innovates telecommunications, PRICE Systems, L.L.C. examines how hardware estimation evolves as technology improves at breakneck speeds. This paper presents the findings of a study on the impacts of improving technology on the development and delivery of hardware and hardware systems.
Starting with the question: “How does a model built in the 1970’s have to grow to estimate hardware challenges in 2007 and beyond?”, this paper presents the lessons learned while advancing hardware estimation into the future. Technology trends, obsolescence, systems engineering, modification and integration of Commercial off the Shelf components, and integration and test are among the topics discussed.