BCF 250

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(Last Modified:06-Apr-2020)


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This course emphasizes the unique characteristics (including: estimating the size of the software application; converting software size to development effort; estimating the schedule for completing the development effort; and maintaining the software throughout the operational phase) in the software development environment and their effect of the cost estimating process. The course helps students develop reliable and credible software cost estimates through the use of numerous exercise designed to develop critical thinking skills as they pertain to the interrelationships of staffing, scheduling, software complexity, and technology.
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Target Attendees
Level II acquisition personnel in the BUS-CE as well as those in the IT and PM career fields.
  • BCF 132, Applied Cost Analysis
  • ACQ 203, Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B
  • CLB 026, Forecasting Techniques
  • CLE 076, Introduction to Agile Software Acquisition OR ISA 101, Basic Information Systems Acquisition
  • Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable as a substitute for this course until the acceptance date specified below.)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    None None None None
    Course Length
    4.5 classroom days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Resident
    Equivalent Courses None
    ACE Recommended Credits YES
    PDS Code BZZ
    DAU Public (material/prework) YES
    Continuing Education Units   3.3
    Continuous Learning Points  33
    Reservist Retirement Points  0
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, regression and other cost estimating techniques, is recommended.