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DC Chapter Virtual Luncheon

February 2 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

TOPIC: “The Evolving Role of the Software Cost Estimator”

We are pleased to announce the return of our Chapter Luncheons! Due to ongoing concerns related to COVID-19, we have decided to offer virtual sessions only until further notice. While we certainly miss the social interaction that formerly accompanied these in-person events, our virtual Chapter Luncheons remain a great opportunity to hear from leaders and innovators in our local cost community and participate in the collective enrichment of the profession.

Please see the information below regarding our upcoming Chapter Luncheon. Everyone is welcome to attend this event—Members and Non-Members alike!

Registration link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2348831035962928139

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ABSTRACT: 

In the last ten to fifteen years, the software industry has seen a fast-paced transformation from a waterfall process to the adoption of Agile and DevOps in the commercial world and public sector. Ed Spriggs and Kevin McKeel conducted a series of interviews with leaders in the software cost estimation field to find out what impact these changes have had on their cost shops and related organizations as well as how they are adapting to these changes.

This video presentation will touch on what is happening today, what is in store for newer professionals to the field, and what are the skill sets and technical expertise that will be required tomorrow. Interview subjects include Alan Cole, David Underwood, Kammy Mann, Tyrese Johnson, Dan French, David Seaver, Ian Brown, and Katie Geier-Noreiga. These interviews have been edited to present their responses in a mosaic of sound bites. While it is not quite TikTok, it should suit those of us with shrinking attention spans.

SPEAKERS:  

Ed Spriggs (Logapps, LLC)

Ed Spriggs is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Logapps, where he is responsible for research, analysis, and IT software acquisition program delivery to clients across the Department of Defense, the Federal Judiciary, and civilian agencies. Mr. Spriggs has over 20 years of experience in Federal Acquisition Strategy, Business Case Analysis, and Cost Estimation. With expertise in developing estimates and decision analysis products using cost models, Mr. Spriggs directs the Logapps team in cost-benefit analysis, risk assessment tools, and data-driven IT software acquisition insight.Prior to founding Logapps, Mr. Spriggs worked as an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton and as an analyst at MCR Federal. He holds a BA in Economics and an MBA from the College of William & Mary and is a Certified Professional Logistician through the Society of Logistics Engineers.

Kevin McKeel (Logapps, LCC)
Kevin McKeel is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Logapps, where he is responsible for the growth and management of the firm as well as customizing unique client solutions. With more than 25 years of experience in management consulting and IT cost estimation, Mr. McKeel directs the Logapps software analysis team in support of clients, including the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Courts, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army, and Department of Homeland Security.
Mr. McKeel is a Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst and received the prestigious 2021 Technical Achievement of the Year award from ICEAA for his research and development of automated software sizing techniques using Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing. Mr. McKeel holds a BA in Business Administration and Finance from James Madison University and an MBA in Business Administration Decision Systems from The George Washington University.

Do you have an idea for a future Chapter Luncheon? Whether you would like to volunteer yourself to present or simply request a topic and/or speaker, we would love to hear from you! Please e-mail our Programs Committee Chair, Mr. George Bayer (luncheon@washingtoniceaa.com), and share your suggestion.

Details

Date:
February 2
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Event Category:
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2348831035962928139