Mr. Robert Ferguson is an experienced software developer and project manager who joined the SEI after 30 years in industry. His experience includes applications in real-time flight controls, manufacturing control systems, large databases, and systems integration projects. He has also led process improvement activities at two companies. At the SEI he supports customers with problems in estimation and measurement implementation.
Mr. Ferguson is a Senior Member of IEEE. He has Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
The inaccuracy of cost estimates for developing major Department of Defense (DoD) systems is well documented, and cost overruns have been a common problem that continues to worsen. Because estimates are now prepared much earlier in the acquisition lifecycle, well…