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Table of Contents

Overview of Systems Life Cycle Costing
Introduction to Systems Life Cycle Costing
Systems Life Cycle Costing
Economic Analysis
Cost Estimation
Cost Management
Summary
Questions
Bibliography
References

Introduction to Engineering Economy
Introduction
The Capital Budgeting Decision
Time Value of Money
Amortization
Investment Measures
Inflation/Deflation
Summary
Question
Problems
Bibliography
Reference

Advanced Economic Analysis of Alternatives
Introduction to Advanced Cash Flow Analysis
Income and Cash Flow Statements
Expected Value
Sensitivity Analysis
Break-Even Analysis
Summary
Questions
Problems
Bibliography
Reference

Life Cycle Framework and Techniques
Introduction to Developing Life Cycle Models
Developing LCC Models
Life Cycle Cost Categories
Estimating LCC Throughout the Product

Development Cycle
Summary
Questions
Problems
Bibliography
References

Simulation-Based Costing
Introduction
Review of Probability and Statistics
Discrete Process Generators
Continuous Process Generators
Probability and Statistics Summary
Simulation in Practice
Using Readiness Levels for Model Input
Simulation Using Spreadsheets
Building Systems Simulations
Summary
Questions
Problems
Bibliography
References
Appendix 5A

Costing of Complex Systems
Introduction
Issues Surrounding Complex Systems
Systems Engineering and Management Costs
From Requirements to Architectures
Summary
Questions
Problem
Bibliography
References

Software-Intensive Systems
Introduction
Software Estimating Techniques
Summary
Questions
Problems
Bibliography
References
Appendix 7A

Parametric Cost Estimating
Introduction
The Role of Statistics
Some CERs of Interest
Summary and Conclusions
Questions
Problems
Bibliography
References

Cost as an Independent Variable
Introduction
CAIV Evolution Through the Life Cycle
CAIV Metrics
Design to Cost versus CAIV
Summary
Questions
Bibliography
References

Costing and Managing Off-the-Shelf Systems
Introduction
COTS
GOTS
Software Reuse
Open Source
Summary
Questions
Problems
Bibliography
References

Cost of Quality
Introduction
Six Sigma
CMMI
Generic Cost of Quality Models
Conclusions
Questions
Problems
Bibliography
References

Project Management's Role in Life Cycle Costing
Introduction
Basics of Networks
Work Breakdown Structure
Progress Measurement
Monte Carlo Simulation of Networks
Summary
Question
Problems
Bibliography
References

Appendix A: Abbreviations and Acronyms
Appendix B: Excel (R) Tutorial to Support Economic Analysis and Simulation-Based Costing
Index

About the Author

John Farr, Ph.D., P.E. is the leader of a highly acclaimed systems engineering and engineering management school who possesses a wealth of private, government, and educational management experience who has a proven track record in growing academic and research programs.

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