Accession Number : ADA190717

Title :   A Method for Estimating and Controlling the Cost of Extending Technology.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Greer, Willis R , Jr

PDF Url : ADA190717

Report Date : 10 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : Both the theoretical and practical aspects of costing extensions of technology are addressed. A method for measuring the level of technology embodied in a system is developed. The increment in technology represented by a development project is found to be highly correlated with development time. Development time is then broken down into normal and abnormal components, which are found to be correlated with development cost. Cost control methods are developed.

Descriptors :   *COST MODELS, *COST ESTIMATES, *STATE OF THE ART, CONTROL, COSTS, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, NAVAL EQUIPMENT, PARTS

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE