Estimating Computer-Based Training Development Times
Technical rept. Jun 1986-Jun 1987
SCIENTIFIC SYSTEMS INC CAMBRIDGE MA
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The Army Research Institute ARI and other government organizations involved in military training are major users of computer-based training CBT. In the bidding and procurement process for CBT development contracts, there is a need for specific criteria for determining appropriate cost ranges. Part 1 provides an examination of the issues in making accurate CBT development cost estimates. Part 2 of this report provides useful descriptive information about the current methods CBT developers use to estimate costs and the range of development times required to produce CBT, as well as the factors developers believe have the greatest effect on cost. Part 3 describes current costing models and evaluates a CBT development costing tool currently on the market. The report makes recommendations for improving the CBT development costing process. The results and recommendations contained in this report could provide a basis for other researchers to develop a development costing tool to be used throughout the industry to improve the contracting process.
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