Mr. Roetzheim (PMP, RMP, MBA, CRISC, CISA, IFPUG) is founder and CEO of Level 4 Ventures, Inc., an SDVOSB that offers independent cost analysis, risk management, and project oversight services for large IT projects. He has written 27 published books, over 100 articles, and three columns. He is a frequent lecturer and instructor at multiple technology conferences and two California universities. He can be reached at William@level4ventures.com.
This article describes the use of parametric modeling to support independent government cost estimates at the feasibility/budgeting, acquisition, and on-going project lifecycle procurement support. Benefits over alternate approaches (analogy and bottom-up) are defined, and typical budgets for this activity are… Read More