Accession Number : ADA216352


Title :   An Evaluation of the Automated Cost Estimating Integrated Tools (ACEIT) System


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Hanson, Caroline L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a216352.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 94


Abstract : The purpose of this study was to evaluate the Automated Cost Estimating Integrated Tools (ACEIT) System and answer investigative questions in reference to the systems effectiveness. The results were: 1) ACEIT is very user- friendly and does not require extensive training although training should be available for those that desire or need it. 2) Since ACEIT is not an expert system, some cost estimating expertise is required to generate accurate cost estimates. 3) Sample data sets run through the ACEIT Statistical Package and SAS produced comparable estimates and statistics for learning curve, linear and log-linear regressions. 4) ACEIT's major benefit, being able to fill its databanks with organization specific work breakdown structures, data, and cost estimating relationships, may also be its major potential pitfall. Each organization using ACEIT must ensure quality control of its own unique databank. 5) A brief ACEIT introduction given to AFIT students indicated the system can be quickly and effectively introduced.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , *COST ESTIMATES , STATISTICS , LEARNING CURVES , THESES , ESTIMATES , QUALITY CONTROL , STUDENTS , DATA BASES , ACCURACY


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE