System and Software Cost Estimation

Defence industry experience in project management, systems and software engineering, and materiel logistics enables RDA to fully define scope and identify risk.

This is essential for estimating cost and schedule for complex acquisitions, particularly those involving significant development and/or integration effort.

In Defence, RDA has contributed to the cost and schedule estimates for individual projects and has developed organisational policy and guidance and training courses to improve the organisation’s ability to produce cost and schedule estimates.

RDA has provided significant support to projects in both tender development and evaluation; developing independent software cost models and evaluating tendered software estimates using Defence cost modelling tools. RDA staff are also trained assessors in the Schedule Compliance and Risk Assessment Method (SCRAM).