5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Presentation on recent research at USC CSSE
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Presentation on Constructive Systems Engineering Model (COSYSMO) 3.0 and new updates
6:30 p.m. Break
6:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. COSYSMO 3.0 presentation (continued)
7:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Presentation on how to gather systems engineering cost data
7:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. An interactive segment on initial COSYSMO 3.0 cost data collection form.
Free event, no RSVP needed. Parking fee may apply.
In today’s cyber-physical-human world, we need to model and estimate single system development, existing system and software upgrades, and development of new system of systems capabilities, while at the same time exploring alternatives in the solution space for affordability and expedited delivery of solutions. Often initial system development is not the total cost driver for total ownership costs. Manufacturing, maintenance, sustainment, and retirement and disposal costs can often overshadow development costs. Further, a lack of investment in flexibility and affordability can mean a shorter life for the system and a corresponding reduction in the return on investment for the initial development costs. The objective of this University of Southern California (USC) Center for Systems and Software Engineering (CSSE) research initiative is to build on current capabilities in existing cost models and to fill gaps in the capabilities of our current estimating tools. Some of the planned objectives of the next generation models are to be able to perform:
* Cost model analysis to evaluate tradeoffs between affordability, quality, security, flexibility, performance and other goals;
* Cost modeling and estimation to support analysis of alternatives
* Return on investment of early feasibility assessments