DEVELOPMENT COST ESTIMATING SURVEY
MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS CORP CAMBRIDGE MA
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The primary objective was to provide data and techniques which will permit ODDRE to better appraise development cost estimates on future weapon systems. The initial scope was defined in three parts 1 A survey and evaluation of cost estimating techniques already developed and sources of pertinent historical data 2 Collection and analysis of past data development of parametric estimating relationships and 3 A plan for enhancing future ODDRE capability through data collection and iterative revision. This report documents a survey of development cost estimating techniques and sources of pertinent data on past weapon systems. It catalogues and codifies most of the available information on this subject and outlines the sources of appropriate historical data. In addition, the survey provides a basis for defining the analytical and data collection program to follow.
- Economics and Cost Analysis