IT Value - Cost Estimating Guide
This cost estimation guide provides invaluable information on cost estimation - throughout a project's lifecycle and its connection to other levers of value creation such as risk.
Cost is an integral - often, overused and over focused - part of IT value measurement. One cannot arrive at an estimate of an IT program's business value creation without an accurate cost estimate. One cannot - or shall we say, should not - start an IT program without an accurate cost estimate.
Cost estimation is also taken as a simple task - easily accomplished that say risk estimation. Unfortunately, accurate cost estimation is very involved.
This cost estimation guide - or more accurately, book - is the mother of all cost estimation guides. It provides invaluable information on cost estimation - throughout a project's lifecycle and its connection to other levers of value creation such as risk. Unfortunately, you will have to wade through reams of pages filled with government specific advice but it is well worth it.
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