BCF 250 Applied Software Cost Estimating
 Description
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.
Objectives
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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.
Prerequisite(s)
Required:
  • BCF 132, Applied Cost Analysis
  • ACQ 2030, Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B
  • CLB 026, Forecasting Techniques
  • Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable substitutes for meeting current course prerequisite and certification standards)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    None None None None
    Course Length
    4.5 class days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode  Resident
    Equivalent Courses  None
    ACE Recommended Credits  YES
    PDS Code  BZZ
    Current CEU, CLP and RRP      Click here for Previous Allocation
    Continuous Education Units  3.3
    Continuous Learning Points 33 
    Reservist Retirement Points 0  
    Notes
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, regression and other cost estimating techniques, is recommended.
  • Pre-work required (approx. 4 hours) / Walk-ins authorized