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Step 12 Update the Estimate to Reflect Actual Costs and Changes

Programs should be monitored continuously for their cost effectiveness by comparing planned and actual performance against the approved program baseline. In addition, the cost estimate should be updated with actual costs so that it is always relevant and current. The continual updating of the cost estimate as the program matures not only results in a …

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Step 2 Develop Estimating Plan

Step 2 “Develop Estimating Plan” is the second step in the GAO cost estimating process. To do this a multidisciplinary team must be assembled whose members have functional skills in financial management, engineering, acquisition and logistics, scheduling, and mathematics, in addition to communications. The team should also include participants or reviewers from the program’s operating …

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StdV-2 Standards Forecast

The Standards Viewpoint (StdV) StdV-2 contains expected changes in technology-related standards, operational standards, or business standards and conventions, which are documented in the StdV-1 model. The forecast for evolutionary changes in the standards need to be correlated against the time periods mentioned in the: SV-8 Systems Evolution Description SvcV-8 Services Evolution Description SV-9 Systems Technology …

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PV-2 Project Timelines

The PV-2 “Project Timelines” provides a timeline perspective on programs. The PV-2 is intended primarily to support the acquisition and fielding processes including the management of dependencies between projects and the integration of DoD Directive 5000.1 “Defense Acquisition System” policies to achieve a successfully integrated capability. The PV-2 is not limited to the acquisition and …

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OV-2 Operational Resource Flow Description

The OV-2 “Operational Resource Flow Description” applies the context of the operational capability to a community of anticipated users. The primary purpose of the OV-2 is to define capability requirements within an operational context. The OV-2 may also be used to express a capability boundary. Guide: DoDAF Architecture Framework Version 2.02 – Page 144 New …

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DoDAF Meta Model (DM2)

The DoDAF Meta Model (DM2) defines architectural data elements and enables the integration and federation of Architectural Descriptions. It establishes a basis for semantic (i.e., understanding) consistency within and across Architectural Descriptions. Website: DoDAF Meta Model (DM2) The purposes of the DM2 are: Establish and define the constrained vocabulary for description and discourse about DoDAF …

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DIV-2 Logical Data Model

The DIV-2 Logic Data Model allows analysis of an architecture’s data definition aspect, without consideration of implementation specific or product specific issues.  Another purpose is to provide a common dictionary of data definitions to consistently express models wherever logical-level data elements are included in the descriptions. Guide: DoDAF Architecture Framework Version 2.02 – Page 135 …

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