Program

Nov. 2, Nov. 3, Nov. 4

 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - Ronald Tutor Campus Center

 

7:30 AM 7:55 AM Registration and Breakfast—Associates Park / Parking Structure A (Walk to TCC The Forum)

1: Systems and Software Estimation.
Chair: Richard Selby, Northrop/USC

8:00 AM 8:05 AM Jo Ann Lane, USC, and Richard Selby, Northrop Grumman and USC, "Welcome"
8:05 AM 9:00 AM Keynote presentation: Barry Boehm, USC, "COCOMO®: Answering the Most Frequent Questions (1985)" presentation
9:00 AM 9:25 AM Ray Madachy, Naval Postgraduate School, "Coconomography" presentation
9:25 AM 9:50 AM Ricardo Valerdi, MIT, Jairus Hihn, JPL, and Deb Chattopadhyay, JPL, "How Engineers Really Think About Risk: A Study of JPL Engineers" presentation
9:50 AM 10:10 AM
BREAK


2: Modeling.

Chair:  Pongtip Aroonvatanaporn, USC

10:10 AM 10:35 AM Mauricio Pena, USC, and Ricardo Valerdi, MIT, "Characterizing the Impact of Requirements Volatility on Systems Engineering Effort" presentation
10:35 AM 11:00 AM Vu Nguyen and Barry Boehm, USC, "A COCOMO® Extension for Software Maintenance" presentation
11:00 AM 11:25 AM Pongtip Aroonvatanaporn, Chatchai Sinthop, and Barry Boehm, USC, "Reducing Estimation Uncertainty with Continuous Assessment: Tracking the 'Cone of Uncertainty'" poster, paper, presentation
11:25 AM 11:50 AM Qi Li, USC, Ye Yang, ISCAS, and Barry Boehm, USC, "Decision Support for Value-based Software Testing Framework" presentation
11:50 AM 1:00 PM
LUNCH

 

3: Models and Tools.
Chair: Mauricio Pena, USC

1:00 PM 1:25 PM Andy Nolan and Satpaul Sall, Rolls-Royce PLC, England, "Size Is Not Everything! Changing the Culture of a Business with COCOMO®" presentation
1:25 PM 1:50 PM Randall Jensen, Hill Air Force Base, "The Problem with Software Estimating" presentation
1:50 PM 2:15 PM Ray Madachy, Naval Postgraduate School, and Winsor Brown, USC, "COCOMO® Suite Toolset" presentation
2:15 PM 2:40 PM Wei Lin Du, University of Western Ontario, Danny Ho, NFA Estimation Inc, and Luiz Fernando Capretz, University of Western Ontario, Canada, "A Neuro-Fuzzy Model with SEER-SEM for Software Effort Estimation" paper, presentation
2:40 PM 3:10 PM
BREAK

 

4: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities.
Chair: Thomas Tan, USC

3:10 PM 3:35 PM Dan Galorath, Galorath Incorporated, “Software Estimating: Reflections and Looking Forward” presentation
3:35 PM 4:00 PM Barry Boehm, USC "Valuing Flexibility" presentation, paper
4:00 PM 4:35 PM Panel: Dan Galorath, Galorath Inc; Randy Jensen, Hill AFB; Dan Ligett, Softstar Systems; Arlene
Minkiewicz, PRICE Systems LLC; Don Reifer, Reifer Consultants LLC "Cost Modeling Lessons
Learned, Challenges, and Opportunities". Moderator: Richard Selby, Northrop Grumman and USC
5:30 PM 8:30 PM
Affiliates Dinner

 

 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - Davidson Conference Center

 

7:30 AM 8:00 AM Check In and Breakfast—Davidson Conference Center / Parking Structure D


5: Strategies and Trends.

Chair:  Qi Li, USC

8:00 AM 9:00 AM Keynote presentation: Dan Ligett, Softstar Systems, "Insights and Trends from 25 Years of COCOMO® Forums" presentation
9:00 AM 9:25 AM Bruce Barkstrom, NOAA/NASA, and Paula Sidell, "The Challenge of Software Cost Estimation for Long-Term Information Preservation of Earth Science Data" presentation
9:25 AM 9:50 AM Andy Nolan, Rolls-Royce PLC, England, "Building a Comprehensive Software Product Line Cost Model" presentation
9:50 AM 10:10 AM
BREAK


6: Methodology.

Chair:  Vu Nguyen, USC

10:10 AM 10:35 AM Leone Young, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Ricardo Valerdi, MIT, "A Systematic Approach to Estimate the Life Cycle Cost and Effort of Project Management for Technology Centric Systems Development Projects" presentation
10:35 AM 11:00 AM Anca-Juliana Stoica, KTH Stockholm, Sweden, "Agile Software Development and ISO-IEC Software Quality Standards: Measuring Economic Benefits and Calculating Quantitative Yields" presentation
11:00 AM 11:25 AM Indira Deonandan, MIT, Ricardo Valerdi, MIT, and Jo Ann Lane, USC, "Cost Elements and Policy Implications for Testing Unmanned and Autonomous Systems of Systems" presentation
11:25 AM 11:50 AM Sherry Stukes, JPL, and Henry Apgar, MCR Technologies, "Systems Engineering Desk Reference: An Aid for Cost Estimators" presentation
11:50 AM 12:00 PM Jo Ann Lane, USC, "DACS – USC Data Repository" presentation
12:00 PM 1:00 PM
LUNCH


7a: Lifetime Achievement.

1:00 PM 1:05 PM Barry Boehm, USC, "Announcement of Lifetime Achievement Award Winner"
1:05 PM 2:00 PM Presentation by recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award—John Gaffney presentation


7b: Acquisition.
Chair:  Supannika Koolmanojwong, USC

2:00 PM 2:25 PM Brad Clark, Software Metrics Inc, Ray Madachy, Naval Postgraduate School, and Tom Tan, USC, "Building Cost Estimating Relationships for Acquisition Decision Support" presentation
2:25 PM 2:50 PM Peter Hantos and Nancy Kern, The Aerospace Corporation, "Life Cycle Alignment Concerns in Acquisition of Software-Intensive Systems" presentation
2:50 PM 3:10 PM
BREAK

 


8: Boehm PhD Alumni Perspectives.
Chair: Ricardo Valerdi, MIT

3:10 PM 3:55 PM Panel: Peter In, Korea University; Jongmoon Baik, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology; Ray Madachy, Naval Postgraduate Schools; Ye Yang, ISCAS (presentation) "Perspectives from Boehm PhD Alumni in Academia on Research, Careers and the Future". Moderator: Ricardo Valerdi, MIT
3:55 PM 4:40 PM Panel: Sunita Chulani, CISCO; Scott Chen, Motorola (presentation); Yue Chen, CISCO (presentation); Dan Wu, Microsoft "Perspectives from Boehm PhD Alumni in Industry on Research, Careers and the Future." Moderator: Brad Clark, Software Metrics, Inc.
4:40 PM 4:45 PM Ricardo Valerdi, MIT, "Special Recognition" presentation

 

Tools Fair and Reception
Chair: Winsor Brown, USC

5:00 PM 8:00 PM Tools Fair & Reception presentation

 

Thursday, November 4, 2010 - Davidson Conference Center

 

7:30 AM 8:00 AM Check In and Breakfast—Davidson Conference Center / Parking Structure D

 

9a. SRDR Data Analysis Research (parallel workshop).

8:00 AM 9:50 AM Workshop 9a: "SRDR Data Analysis Research". Moderators: Brad Clark, Software Metrics Inc, and Ray Madachy, Naval Postgraduate School
9:50 AM 10:10 AM
BREAK
10:10 AM 12:00 PM Workshop 9a: Continued.
12:00 PM 1:00 PM
LUNCH
1:00 PM 2:50 PM Workshop 9a: Continued and wrap-up.
2:50 PM 3:10 PM
BREAK

 

9b. COSYSMO (parallel workshop).

8:00 AM 8:30 AM Ricardo Valerdi, MIT Introductions and Overview
8:30 AM 10:00 AM Mauricio Peña, USC "Requirements Volatility Casual Model" presentation
10:00 AM 10:10 AM
BREAK
10:10 AM 11:00 AM Mauricio Peña, USC "Requirements Volatility Weighting Factor"
11:00 AM 11:45 AM Jared Fortune, Aerospace "Systems Engineering Reuse Principles" presentation, questions
11:45 AM 1:00 PM
LUNCH
1:00 PM 1:30 PM Peter Hantos, Aerospace "An Application of COCOMO® and COSYSMO in Acquisition Research" presentation
1:30 PM 2:50 PM Leone Young, Stevens Institute of Technology "Project Management and Systems Engineering Costs" presentation, questions
2:50 PM 3:10 PM
BREAK

 

10: Workshop Summaries and Closing.
Chair: Richard Selby, Northrop Grumman and USC

3:10 PM 3:35 PM Workshop 9A Summary: "SRDR Data Analysis Research".  Moderators: Brad Clark, Software Metrics Inc, and Ray Madachy, Naval Postgraduate School presentation
3:35 PM 4:00 PM Workshop 9B Summary: "COSYSMO".  Moderators: Ricardo Valerdi, MIT, and Leone Young, Stevens Institute of Technology
4:00 PM 4:15 PM Richard Selby, Northrop Grumman and USC, "Closing Remarks and Adjourn"

 

 

 

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