- Augur’s analysts follow a rigorous cost estimating process that enables leadership to make informed decisions regarding program planning and cost savings.
Our process begins with a thorough understanding of the program, its technical requirements, and risks. Depending on the maturity of the program, our estimators perform a series of estimating techniques including research of analogous programs, parametric analysis, and engineering build-ups.
While our team is experienced with a variety of estimating tools, we predominately use the ACEIT software suite. Our estimates account for all phases of the lifecycle and are well documented to effectively support acquisition milestone decision-making. Thorough documentation allows for independent reproducibility of the estimates and fully encapsulates inputs, assumptions, methodologies and risks.
Our analysts will provide continued support by quantifying the impact of cost excursions and should-cost initiatives as well as providing improved external reporting and an efficient program management process.
The cost analysis services provided by Augur include:
- Lifecycle Cost Estimating (LCCE)
- Analysis of Alternatives (AoA)
- Business Case Analysis (BCA)
- Economic Analysis (EA)
- Will-Cost / Should-Cost Analysis
- Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE)
- Cost Estimating Relationship (CER) development
- Cost as an Independent Variable (CAIV) analysis
Augur’s schedule team ensures that all requirements, resources, and dependencies are captured appropriately, enabling efficient planning of all program activities and scope.
Our schedule analysts review each task for proper schedule logic, duration, and constraints. By constructing schedules that adhere to industry best practices, it is assured that the schedules are useful and capable of being used as programmatic tools.
A valid Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) allows leadership to track progress against a schedule baseline and evaluate schedule mitigation options in order to maintain schedule objectives. Through critical path analysis, analysts are able to inform decision makers of potential risk areas and schedule drivers. Early identification of schedule inefficiencies allows program managers to plan more effectively and allocate resources to key tasks.
The schedule analysis services provided by Augur include:
- Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) development
- Critical Path analysis
- Root cause analysis
- Schedule health assessment
- Earned Value Management (EVM) application
- Schedule driver analysis
Lituus Schedule Analyzer:
Augur independently developed the specialized Lituus Schedule Analyzer, a part of the Lituus suite of analytical software tools. The Lituus Schedule Analyzer is Microsoft compatible, and is capable of efficiently and effectively assessing integrated master schedule files uploaded from separate software programs. The tool rapidly provides our analysts and clients with metrics and pertinent information regarding the quality of schedule construction in accordance with DCMA assessments, adherence to best practices as identified by the GAO Schedule Assessment Guide, and execution performance per National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) guidelines.
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Augur uses Earned Value Management (EVM) as a tool to improve program execution by ensuring the program baseline is executable and measurable and provides actionable vendor data.
Augur leads Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) interview teams to conduct thorough traceability by reviewing all artifacts and documenting findings. At the completion of IBRs, Augur continues successfully implementing EVM through reviews of Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR) data submissions.
Our capability in both the cost and schedule arenas allows for insightful analysis of all seven IPMR formats. Augur’s analysis includes root cause analysis of friction points, updated Program Manager’s estimate at completion (EAC) and forecasting areas of risk and potential mitigation strategies early.
The EVM analysis services provided by Augur include:
- Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBR)
- IPMR analysis
- PM EAC
- Contract Negotiation
- Source Selection support
- IBR training