Publications

GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide

After months of working groups, the latest GAO cost guide has been released. We are very proud of our named contributors: Dave Ingalls, Sam Kitchin, Stephen Koellner, Kurt Wasileski, and Ryan Webster!

Presentations

Department of Homeland Security's Joint IT and Software Cost Forum: IT-CAST

Ryan Webster and Stephen Koellner collaborated with PEO-EIS cost leadership, Martha Spurlock, to present a brief on software negotiations at the IT-CAST Conference. The brief outlines how Augur has supported vendor negotiations and implemented cost savings and avoidance. Many of the efforts mentioned in the brief were put to practice and resulted in Augur winning ICEAA's "Team Achievement of the Year" Award!

To view the presentation, click on the following link: 

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/preparing_for_software_negotiations_koellner_webster.pdf

To read the ICEAA "Team Achievement of the Year" Award nomination, click the following link: 

https://www.iceaaonline.com/ready/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/ICEAA2022Awards.pdf Pages 3-4

Earned Value Management Practioners' (EVMP) Forum

Noah Ashbaugh presented his brief "Merge Bias and Correlation applied to Schedule Risk Assessments (SRAs)" at the EVMP Forum to discuss the impacts that SRA inputs have on SRA results. The brief goes over when to conduct an SRA, the basics of applying schedule uncertainty, schedule maturity and how it impacts SRA results, merge bias and its impact on schedule planning, and how correlation can be used and its impact on SRA results.