Building an Estimation Center of Excellence (CoE) in your organization will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your IT organization, optimizing your software estimation processes to reduce project risk, increase delivery confidence, and set IT investment priorities to meet business needs and goals.
The CoE performs parametric estimation on waterfall and Agile projects, enabling more accurate prediction of project cost and duration, leading to more efficient and effective use of resources.
The estimates can also be used in vendor negotiations to improve the quality of delivered work and associated timelines, as well as to ensure fair and reasonable pricing.
The CoE is established following a Build, Operate, Transfer implementation model. We build the CoE framework, and then our experienced staff will manage and operate it until you are ready to make the transition to fully own and manage the established CoE in-house. You can also decide to outsource some or all of the CoE functions to us long-term, if that suits your business needs.
The service includes:
DCG has implemented and run Estimation CoEs for our customers for more than 20 years using industry leading tools and techniques.
This service is ideal for software development and procurement leaders who need or want to introduce an estimation program in their organization. The Estimation CoE provides project estimates to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your IT organization. The estimates can be used internally and with vendors to improve estimation for improved resource management and planning. The estimates can also be used as an input for vendor management and negotiations to empower your organization with "should be" costs. Unlike similar programs, the Estimation CoE is a proven implementation based on years of experience in software estimation and metrics.
The services featured on this page are standard, packaged offerings developed from years of experience working with clients across various industries. These services are proven to be effective, but we understand that they may not fully meet your specific needs. We often get requests to develop customized offerings based on the fundamentals of an existing service(s), and we’d be delighted to discuss your particular situation.
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For more information, contact David Lambert at +719.582.2003.