The PRICE TruePlanning® Estimating Suite 2007
Author: Anthony A. DeMarco
Category: White Papers
A True System of Systems Estimating Framework and Family of Models —
System-of-Systems (SoS) projects are large scale inter-disciplinary problems with multiple, heterogeneous, distributed systems embedded in networks at multiple levels and multiple domains. Responsive SoS cost, schedule, and risk estimating and analysis requires an agile integrated framework of models. This paper introduces the PRICE TruePlanning® Estimating Suite and several new innovations implemented by the suite. The innovations are then demonstrated by estimating and analyzing a Battlefield Reconnaissance SoS. The paper shows how heterogeneous systems containing hardware, software, and commercial-off-the-shelf network components are integrated into an easy-to- use common estimating framework. Cost/performance trade-offs along with other “What-if?” analyses will be explored.