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1 1 January 2004 CECIM Cost Engineering Capability Improvement Model Association of Cost Engineers 17 February 2004 Hugh Pickerin VORTICITY LTD Hampden House Warpsgrove Lane Chalgrove OXON OX44 7RW +44 (0) , +44 (0)

2 © 2002 Hugh Pickerin & Dave Lewis 2 January 2004 CECIM Objectives To encourage the application of best- practice methodologies & techniques –Business Improvement Model To define the scope of Cost Engineering To define the competences and functions that comprise cost engineering

3 © 2002 Hugh Pickerin & Dave Lewis 3 January 2004 Why CECIM?? Improve the profile of Cost Engineering by: Describing the CE Body of Knowledge Providing an identity for the CE domain & for cost engineering practitioners themselves

4 © 2002 Hugh Pickerin & Dave Lewis 4 January 2004 Why “CECIM”? C E C I M= (Cost Engineering) + (Capability Improvement Model) = (better value) + (better effectiveness)

5 © 2002 Hugh Pickerin & Dave Lewis 5 January 2004 The Purpose of CECIM CECIM offers a means by which organisations can assess their current CE capability and so determine what actions need to be taken to improve their capabilities For organisations without a formal approach to CE, it provides a means of becoming familiar with the activities that constitute best practice

6 © 2002 Hugh Pickerin & Dave Lewis 6 January 2004 The Purpose of CECIM /cont CECIM provides a means to evaluate an organisations capability. It provides a 6 step ladder, as a means of defining and quantifying process improvement It can be used in whole or in part, depending on organisational needs Higher levels may not always be justified - too expensive for some organisations?

7 © 2002 Hugh Pickerin & Dave Lewis 7 January 2004 What is Cost Engineering? We propose the following definition: the basic ‘Hard’ skills that underpin successful programme management, including: –Estimating ( - cost, resource, time) –Cost Control –Planning (i.e. scheduling ~ time estimation) –Schedule Control –Cost & Schedule Risk Management

8 © 2002 Hugh Pickerin & Dave Lewis 8 January 2004 CECIM Methodology Objectives A process framework for planning & estimating: Better forecasting accuracy Improved consistency Improved competitiveness Better informed ‘go – no go’ decisions for projects

9 © 2002 Hugh Pickerin & Dave Lewis 9 January 2004 CECIM Model Objectives Provides a benchmark for ‘hard’ PM skills Aids achievement of process maturity Guides selection of process improvement strategies

10 © 2002 Hugh Pickerin & Dave Lewis 10 January 2004 Rationale –PM methodologies don’t fully address ‘hard’ skills –Wide variations in capability observed –Outturn variance is sensitive to estimating capability –Over-optimistic estimates mask programme risks –‘Fat’ estimates will deliver, but not competitively So, We need a formal process framework for defining and improving Cost Engineering capability

11 © 2002 Hugh Pickerin & Dave Lewis 11 January 2004 CECIM Development launch followed authors’ EACE initiative (EACE = European Aerospace Cost Engineering Working Group) model inputs from: Airbus UKCost Engineering Solutions Anglian EnterprisesESA/ESTEC ASIMoD DPA/PFG AstriumWestland Helicopters BAe Systems self-funded by participants and/or their employers CECIM White Paper published May 2001

12 reproduced from SEI SE-CMM with permission 12 January 2004 CECIM Architecture

13 reproduced from SEI SE-CMM with permission 13 January 2004 The Domain Portion - “What Should The Organisation Be Doing?” Defines the processes of the CE discipline related to: –The discipline itself –Integration within the project –Organisation-wide processes Decomposes the discipline into “Process Areas” (PAs) –Decomposes the PAs into “Base Practices” (BPs)

14 adapted from SEI SE-CMM with permission 14 January 2004 The Capability Portion – “How Well Is It Performing?” Defines 6 increasing levels of process maturity Defines generic practices for each Capability Level

15 reproduced from SEI SE-CMM with permission 15 January 2004 Domain + Capability = Maturity

16 © 2002 Hugh Pickerin & Dave Lewis 16 January 2004 CECIM Model Contents Unique Domain Portion: 19 Process Areas 101 Cost Engineering BPs defined Typical Work Products identified for each BP Links between BPs established Domain portion architecture follows SEI format Generic Capability Portion: features 5 Capability Levels (plus level 0) comprises 28 common features & generic practices Capability portion adopts standard PI definitions (e.g. SEI)

17 © 2002 Hugh Pickerin & Dave Lewis 17 January 2004 CECIM Process Areas Cost Estimating Cost Modelling Cost Control & Analysis VA/VE & Cost Reduction Planning Risk Management Competences Management Define Process Improve Process Integrate Disciplines Ensure Quality DTC & CAIV Supply Chain Knowledge Management Capital Asset & Resource Management Business Analysis Business Case Development Audit Cost Allocation

18 © 2002 Hugh Pickerin & Dave Lewis 18 January 2004 PA 01: Cost Estimating Understand customer needs Classes of estimates Develop metrics Create WBS, OBS, PBS, CBS Generate target costs Determine preliminary schedule Generate make/buy plan Obtain material costs Generate detailed estimates for in house work Agree foreign exchange rates Compile works cost Calculate contingency Utilisation of learning curve Issue definitive estimate

19 © 2002 Hugh Pickerin & Dave Lewis 19 January 2004 PA 02: Cost Modelling Preliminary model design Identify system information requirements Data collection Data analysis Develop models Calibrate and validate models Model maintenance

20 © 2002 Hugh Pickerin & Dave Lewis 20 January 2004 PA 03: Cost Control & Analysis Establish requirements Confirm WBS Revise estimate Establish baseline (BCWS) Collect costs Performance measurement (including EVA) Estimate to completion Assimilation of Lessons Learned

21 © 2002 Anglian Enterprises Ltd 21 January 2004 EACE Cost Engineering 2001 Maturity Survey

22 © 2002 Anglian Enterprises Ltd 22 January 2004 Survey Background survey based on CECIM model PAs and BPs questionnaire designed launched at EACE Frascati May 2001 session requested return date 31st July 2001 MS Access database built SQL used for analysis tasks correlations, means, sensitivities etc analysed results charted in MS Excel

23 © 2002 Anglian Enterprises Ltd 23 January 2004 Survey Process participation free-of-charge to respondents –respondents encouraged to agree to their identification in the published results, subject to non-disclosure of specific data identified respondents received: –summary data and full analysis report (shows organisational ranking versus other respondents) anonymous respondents obtained: –summary report (shows summary median, mean, mode and max/min values only) hence, all respondents obtained a useful analysis tool –aid to internal process-improvement activity –basis for presentations to senior management

24 © 2002 Anglian Enterprises Ltd 24 January 2004 Participants 18 organisations participated in survey, including a wide range of European space and aerospace organisations: Alenia-Marconi SystemsDatamat SpA Alenia Difesa - Off. GalileoESA/ESTEC Astrium - SIMoD DPA/PFG BAe Systems

25 © 2002 Anglian Enterprises Ltd 25 January 2004 Survey Structure # 1 survey designed in 2 sections: –Section 1 captured details of respondents’ organisations: Type of Organisation Constitution Industry Sector Principal Activities Organisation Size Cost Engineering Organisation Details Respondents Function

26 © 2002 Anglian Enterprises Ltd 26 January 2004 Survey Structure # 2 Section 2 invited respondents to rate their organisational capability, by Base Practice, for each Process Area, according to the CECIM Model: Capability Ratings N/A[null] 0Not Performed 1Performed Informally 2Process Planned & Tracked 3Process Well-Defined 4Quantitatively Controlled 5Continuously Improving

27 © 2002 Anglian Enterprises Ltd 27 January 2004 Analysis Methodology – Base Practices Maximum, Minimum and Modal values recorded for each Base Practice of all 19 Process Areas –total 101 Base Practices analysed corresponding arithmetic mean and median values calculated “N/A” responses treated as nulls and discounted for analysis purposes

28 © 2002 Anglian Enterprises Ltd 28 January 2004 Benchmark Results – PAs

29 © 2002 Anglian Enterprises Ltd 29 January 2004 Benchmark Results – PAs

30 © 2002 Anglian Enterprises Ltd 30 January 2004 Results Summary #1 (survey 1.03) Organisation Structure: –multi-site, multi-unit organisations reported better capability than monolithic enterprises (survey 1.04) Organisation Entity Type: –Private and Public-Quoted companies reported better capability than Multi-Nationals and Non-Profits (survey 1.05) Industrial Sector: –overall, no significant differences were observed (survey 1.06) Principal Activities: –Manufacturers/Developers reported best capability (survey 1.07) Number of Persons Employed: –generally, larger organisations reported better capability

31 © 2002 Anglian Enterprises Ltd 31 January 2004 Results Summary #2 (survey 1.08) Cost Engineering Headcount: –smallest and largest organisations reported better capability (survey 1.09a) Dedicated CE Organisation: –dedicated set-ups reported a more consistent and predominantly better capability than their counterparts (survey 1.09b) Cost Engineering Responsibility: –in organisations without a dedicated CE set-up, Project/Programme Office predominated (survey 1.10) Respondents’ Role: –Practitioners generally reported the lowest capability; CE Managers had a more favourable opinion; Other respondents reported the highest capability

32 © 2002 Anglian Enterprises Ltd 32 January 2004 Conclusions are the results significant? –quantitively, probably not, qualitatively, yes was the survey worthwhile? Yes! –deployed a framework enabling participants & others to embark on process improvement activity –survey respondents and other users can see process improvement opportunities –provides an additional dimension to CECIM –defined a European Cost Engineering benchmark –illustrates potential of CECIM as the basis for future benchmarking activity

33 © 2002 Anglian Enterprises Ltd 33 January 2004 Recommendations where’s the “low-hanging fruit”? the following Process Areas are recommended targets for implementation of low-cost improvements: PA 09Improve the CE Process PA 11Ensure CE Process Quality PA 14Knowledge Management PA 15Capital Asset & Resource Management action in these areas should yield greatest improvement in overall European CE capability plus greatest leverage of CE resources, thus providing maximum benefit to the implementing organisation

34 © 2002 Anglian Enterprises Ltd 34 January 2004 Lessons Learned inadequate publicity may have restricted participation lesson: publicise more extensively the cost - value dichotomy perception that free participation implies no derived value lesson: emphasise BENEFITS! poor deployment E-deployment was compromised by software version compatibility issues lesson: ensure electronically-transmitted formats are robust (PDF?) subjectivity in reporting lesson: external assessment needed for truly-objective results survey design ok general quality of responses good –few incomplete or otherwise spoiled returns lesson: ensure clear instructions & coherent, user-friendly forms

35 © 2002 Hugh Pickerin & Dave Lewis 35 January 2004 CECIM: Into the 21 st Century

36 © 2002 Hugh Pickerin & Dave Lewis 36 January 2004 CECIM Current Status White Paper now at Rev 04 ongoing updates no external interest expressed in taking ownership model now “adopted” by Anglian Enterprises and Cost Engineering Solutions responsible for maintenance future development deployment (etc)

37 © 2002 Hugh Pickerin & Dave Lewis 37 January 2004 CECIM: The Future? repeat survey to calibrate improvements? survey of US capability? extend survey range? –within Europe? –worldwide? extend survey scope? –include sectors outside aerospace & defence?

38 © 2002 Hugh Pickerin & Dave Lewis 38 January 2004 Towards Best Practice “owners” forum for Maturity Models? –promote, harmonise approaches & techniques a moderated CE benchmarking network? –identify best-in-class: share and learn –access to common toolkit: reduced costs –secure environment: safeguards sensitive data implementation, process improvement & assessment support –Offerings from Vorticity/AEL and Cost Engineering Solutions

39 © 2004 Vorticity Ltd 39 January 2004 An Emerging Standard Network Rail –CECIM reference model now in use for internal cost engineering capability development. DPA/PFG –Vendor capability viewed as a significant risk. –21-Dec-03: Vorticity/AEL contracted to develop training course for CECIM assessors. –Objective: 40 trained assessors in PFG Field Force. –Methodology extensions for ISO compliance. Accreditation –Initial planning underway for a formal accreditation scheme.

40 © 2004 Vorticity Ltd 40 January 2004 Contacts & References EACE (UK members of Steering Committee): David Greves (chair), ESA/ESTEC Carl Dalton, Galorath Affiliates Dave Lewis, Cost Engineering Solutions John Henson, Westland Peter Fray, DPA/PFG Martin Dunkley, Airbus CECIM White Paper (CECIM reference model): - and related materials available free-of-charge from Hugh Pickerin CECIM information, support, implementation: Hugh Pickerin, Vorticity/Anglian Enterprises Dave Lewis, Cost Engineering Solutions Software Engineering Institute (SEI): SPICE:

41 © 2002 Hugh Pickerin & Dave Lewis 41 January 2004 Acknowledgements The authors wish to acknowledge the prior work performed under the auspices of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and the grant of permission to use the general CMM architecture, utilise the Capability definitions, reproduce Figures and adapt Process Areas 06, 08, 09, 10 and 11 royalty-free (these portions Copyright © 1995 by Carnegie Mellon University). CMM and Capability Maturity Model are service marks of Carnegie Mellon University. The authors wish to acknowledge the assistance freely given by Georges Teologlou (Price Systems) and Galorath Affiliates in promoting CECIM. Finally, the authors would like to thank the members of the EACE CECIM development team (see overleaf) and all survey respondents. COPYRIGHT PERMISSION Permission to reproduce this document for internal use, or to prepare derivative works from this document for internal use, is granted, provided the copyright statements are included with all reproductions and derivative works.

42 42 November 2002January 2004 EACE CECIM Contributors E. ADJARI:Astrium (Fr) M. DUNKLEY:Airbus UK G. FILIPPAZZO:Agenzia Spaziale Italiana P. FRAY:MoD DPA/PFG D. GREVES:ESA/ESTEC J. HENSON:Westland Helicopters D. LEWIS:Cost Engineering Solutions H. PICKERIN:Anglian Enterprises I. M. TAYLOR:BAES B. SCHREIBER:ESA/ESTEC


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