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APPENDIX C

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to identify project estimates including size, effort, and cost. These estimates are used to develop and define project’s schedule, project’s team organization and non-human resources.   

Definitions

·         None

Entry Criteria (AND)

No

Criteria

Exit Criteria Of

1

Software Development Plan Approval

RITS_PD_Planning_Procedure

2

Review Plan Approval

RITS_PR_Planning_Procedure

3

Review Checklists Approval

RITS_PR_Planning_Procedure

4

QA Plan Approval

RITS_QA_Planning_Procedure

5

Audit Checklists Approval

RITS_QA_Planning_Procedure

6

Configuration Management Plan Approval

RITS_CM_Planning_Procedure

7

CIs List Approval

RITS_CM_Planning_Procedure

Inputs

No

Input

Coming from/Output Of

1

Approved Software Development Plan

RITS_PD_Planning_Procedure

2

Approved Review Plan

RITS_PR_Planning_Procedure

3

Approved Review Checklists

RITS_PR_Planning_Procedure

4

Approved QA Plan

RITS_QA_Planning_Procedure

5

Approved Audit Checklists

RITS_QA_Planning_Procedure

6

Approved CM Plan

RITS_CM_Planning_Procedure

7

Approved CIs List

RITS_CM_Planning_Procedure

8

Approved Candidate Requirements

RITS_PD_Requirements_Elicitation_Procedure

9

Approved Partial PMP

RITS_PM_Initiation_Procedure

10

Historical Data (if exist)

(Data From Functionally-Similar Completed Projects)

Activities

No

Activity

Responsible

Input

Output

Temp/Form

1

Select sizing parameters and its classifications after analyzing the available information.                      

PM

Approved Partial PMP, Approved Candidate Requirements, and Historical Data

Selected Parameters

RITS_PM_ WBS_ Estimation_ Form

2

Completing project size estimation.

PM and TL

Estimation Guidelines

Estimated Size

RITS_PM_ WBS_ Estimation_ Form

3

Determine the detailed WBS after analyzing the available information.                   

PM

All Procedure Inputs

Identified Detailed WBS

RITS_PM_ WBS_ Estimation_ Form

4

Assign three expert estimators in the same type of projects to estimate the optimistic, most-probable and pessimistic values.

PM

Partial PMP

Assigned Estimators

 

5

Estimate effort values.

Estimators

Identified Detailed WBS

Estimated Effort

RITS_PM_ WBS_ Estimation_ Form

6

Documenting assumptions, constrains, conditions and references. 

Estimators

All Procedure Inputs

Identified Assumptions, Constrains, Conditions and References

RITS_PM_ WBS_ Estimation_ Form

7

Analyze the effort averages and decide whether you will use standard cost rate or put rate information for each estimated activity as well as the extra cost elements.

PM

Identified Assumptions, Constrains, Conditions and References

Identified Cost Rates

RITS_PM_ WBS_ Estimation_ Form

8

Estimate project cost.

PM

Identified Cost Rates

Estimated Project Cost

RITS_PM_ WBS_ Estimation_ Form

9

Translate the effort values for each WBS activity into schedule plan.

PM

Estimated Effort Values

Estimated Schedule

(Use Company Specific Template)

10

Documenting assumptions, constrains, conditions and references. 

PM

Estimated Schedule

Identified Assumptions, Constrains, Conditions and References

RITS_PM_ WBS_ Estimation_ Form

11

Estimate project human and non-human resources.

PM

Estimated Effort and Schedule

Estimated Resources

RITS_PM_ Project_ Management_ Plan_ Template

12

Review the initial estimation.

PM

Initial PMP and Estimation

Updated PMP and Estimation

 

13

Add outputs to the CM repository.

PM

Updated PMP and Estimation

Stored PMP and Estimation

 

14

Collect measurements as per the identified metrics below.

PM

Stored PMP and Estimation

Measurements

 

15

Monitor the progress.

PM

Measurements

Deviations

 

16

Approve the outputs of the procedure.

PM

Stored PMP and Estimation

Approved PMP and Estimation

 

Outputs

No

Output

Going To/Input Of

1

Partial PMP

RITS_PM_Risk_Planning_Procedure

2

Approved Size Estimation Parameters

RITS_PM_Risk_Planning_Procedure

3

Approved Effort Estimation

RITS_PM_Risk_Planning_Procedure

4

Approved Cost Estimation

RITS_PM_Risk_Planning_Procedure

5

Approved Schedule Estimation

RITS_PM_Risk_Planning_Procedure

 

Exit Criteria (AND)

No

Criteria

Entry Criteria Of

1

Size Estimation Parameters Approval

RITS_PM_Risk_Planning_Procedure

2

Effort Estimation Approval

RITS_PM_Risk_Planning_Procedure

3

Cost Estimation Approval

RITS_PM_Risk_Planning_Procedure

4

Schedule Estimation Approval

RITS_PM_Risk_Planning_Procedure

Metrics

These measures can be useful to support the process enactment, or future enactments.

·         Actual versus planned time and effort in estimation

Subjects for Review

·         Size Estimation Parameters

·         Effort Estimation

·         Cost Estimation

·         Schedule Estimation

Records

·         MOM

Configurable Items

·         WBS Estimations

·         Project Schedule

·         Project Management Plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quality Management System (QMS)