Length: 3 Days
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Product Support Lifecycle Costing Training

Product Support Lifecycle Costing training is a 3-day course. It covers all aspects of product support lifecycle costing planning, methods, and tools. Early calculation of product support costs for new products are critical in the DoD acquisition processes.

Course Outline

Overview of Defense Acquisition Programs and Processes

  • System description and characteristics
  • System overview
  • System performance parameters and characteristics
  • Technical and physical description
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Summary of maturity levels of critical technologies
  • Software description and sizing information
  • Interfaces with other systems
  • Subsystem descriptions, as appropriate
  • System suitability factors
  • Reliability/Maintainability/Availability
  • Overview of Product Support Lifecycle Costing
  • Life-Cycle Cost Estimate
  • Life-Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP)
  • Creation and maintenance of projects
  • Generation of lifecycle versions

Lifecycle Cost Estimates

  • Cost Estimating
  • Life-Cycle Cost Estimate (LCCE)
  • A Life-Cycle Cost (LCC) Estimate
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Cost Estimating Categories
  • Cost Element Structures
  • Research and Development
  • Investment
  • Operating and Support
  • Disposal
  • Cost Element Structures
  • Research, Development Test and Evaluation (RDT&E)
  • Procurement
  • Operations and Maintenance (O&M)
  • Military Construction (MILCON)
  • Military Personnel (MILPERS)
  • Cost estimating techniques
  • Parametric
  • Analogy
  • Engineering Estimate
  • Actual Cost
  • Cost Analysis Requirements Description (CARD)

Overview of DoD Cost Estimating Products

  • Rough Order Magnitude (ROM)
  • Costs and Detailed Cost Estimates
  • Rough order of Magnitude (ROM) Cost
  • Detailed Cost Estimate

Cost Analysis Requirements Description (CARD)

  • Financial Management and Cost Analysis Requirements Description (CARD)
  • DoD Component Cost Estimate and the Independent Cost Estimate (ICE) for Acquisition Category (ACAT) I and IA programs
  • Preparing the Cost Analysis Requirements Description (CARD)
  • Program Office Estimate (POE)
  • Component Cost Analysis (CCA)
  • independent Life-Cycle Cost Estimates (LCCE)
  • Milestone B, Milestone C, and Full-Rate Production Decision Review (FRPDR)
  • Role of Program Management Office (PMO) and DoD Component Program Executive Officer (PEO) Approval

Overview of Defense Acquisition Cost Analysis Requirements Description (CARD)

  • Predecessor and/or Reference System
  • PM’s assessment of program risk and risk mitigation measures
  • System operational concept
  • Organizational/unit structure
  • Basing and deployment description (peacetime, contingency, and wartime)
  • System sustainment concept
  • System logistics concept
  • Maintenance concept
  • Supply management concept
  • Transportation concept
  • Software maintenance concept
  • System training concept
  • Time-phased system quantity requirements
  • System manpower requirements
  • System activity rates (operating tempo or similar information)
  • Facilities requirements
  • Summary of security or program protection features
  • Summary of environment, safety, and occupational health considerations
  • System milestone schedule
  • Summary of acquisition plan or acquisition strategy
  • Plans for system disposal

Parametric Estimating

  • The Basics of Parametric Analysis
  • Best Practices of the Parametric Analysis Process
  • Cost Estimating Relationships
  • Complex Models
  • Application of Parametric Analysis
  • Data Types and Collection
  • CER Development
  • Examples of CERs in Use
  • CERs from the Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy
  • Evaluating CERs
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Model Calibration and Model Validation
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • The Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA)
  • FAR, DFARS, and Estimating Systems
  • Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations and Sundry Issues
  • Subcontracts
  • Best Practices

Logistics Requirements Funding Summaries

  • Structure and Process
  • Cost Models for all the IPS Elements
  • Cost Estimating Tools

Logistics Requirements Funding Planning

  • Planning and Organizing
  • Process
  • Process Description
  • Conducting the Assessment
  • Objective 10
  • Process Deliverables
  • Assessment Criteria
  • Resolving Discrepancies
  • Corrective Action
  • Operational Capability Assessment
  • IPS Support Assessment
  • Product Support Management
  • Product Support Budgeting and Funding
  • Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health
  • Product Support Management


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