Accession Number : ADA191268

Title :   Estimating Computer-Based Training Development Times

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jun 1986-Jun 1987

Corporate Author : SCIENTIFIC SYSTEMS INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Jay, Joni ; Bernstein, Kenneth ; Gunderson, Sonia

PDF Url : ADA191268

Report Date : 14 Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : 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.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, *MILITARY TRAINING, ARMY RESEARCH, CONTRACTS, COST ESTIMATES, COSTS, INDUSTRIES, ORGANIZATIONS, PROCUREMENT, TRAINING

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE