Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Systems Engineering and Management
Jonathan D. Ritschel, PhD
The study has two research objectives. The first research objective develops a proof of concept for a Cost of Delay (CoD) framework to evaluate the Air Forces Kessel Run Software Factory. CoD provides a means to justify and prioritize competing interests regarding budgetary, manpower, and overall strategic decisions. DoD organizations can employ a cost minimization framework to conduct CoD Analysis. The results demonstrate Software Factories eschew trends in the literature towards more complicated cost models that incorporate machine learning with Data-Based techniques in lieu of simpler models that utilize Engineering Build-up Capacity Based techniques.
DTIC Accession Number
Goljan, James, "Developing a Cost of Delay (CoD) Framework for the DoD & Analyzing the Current State of Air Force Agile Cost Estimation" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 4946.