The Evolving Role of the Software Cost Estimator

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.


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Ed Spriggs and Kevin McKeel (Logapps, LLC)