BCF 250 Applied Software Cost Estimating
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
Practitioner or those previously certified Level II acquisition personnel in BUS-CE as well as those in PM functional areas
  • ACQ 2030, Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B
  • BCE 1000, Fundamentals of Cost Estimating
  • 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
Walk-ins Authorized  Yes
Pre-work required   Yes [approx. 4 hour(s)]
First Offering  11/1/2016
Continuous Education Units  3.3
Continuous Learning Points 33 
Reservist Retirement Points 0  
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Fulfillment Eligible   YES
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  • Required: Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Recommended: Regression and other cost estimating techniques
  • This course is only available to be conducted at a DAU campus.