Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Cost Estimation Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Cost Estimation related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

 

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The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Cost Estimation specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with…

  • The latest quick edition of the Cost Estimation Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals…

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 619 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Cost Estimation improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 619 standard requirements:

  1. How do risk analysis and Risk Management inform your organizations decisionmaking processes for long-range system planning, major project description and cost estimation, priority programming, and project development?

  2. Can we add value to the current Cost Estimation decision-making process (largely qualitative) by incorporating uncertainty modeling (more quantitative)?

  3. Think about some of the processes you undertake within your organization. which do you own?

  4. What specifically is the problem? Where does it occur? When does it occur? What is its extent?

  5. How will report readings be checked to effectively monitor performance?

  6. What quality tools were used to get through the analyze phase?

  7. Is the basis for cost estimation reasonable ?

  8. Will it be accepted by users?

  9. How to measure lifecycle phases?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Cost Estimation book in PDF containing 619 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in…

Your Cost Estimation self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Cost Estimation Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Cost Estimation areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Cost Estimation Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:

 

STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Cost Estimation projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Cost Estimation Project Management Form Templates covering over 6000 Cost Estimation project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Closing Process Group: What can you do better next time, and what specific actions can you take to improve?
  2. Team Operating Agreement: What are the boundaries (organizational or geographic) within which you operate?
  3. Communications Management Plan: Are there potential barriers between the team and the stakeholder?
  4. Communications Management Plan: Are there common objectives between the team and the stakeholder?
  5. Requirements Management Plan: When and how will a requirements baseline be established in this Cost Estimation project?
  6. Monitoring and Controlling Process Group: Is the verbiage used appropriate and understandable?
  7. Probability and Impact Assessment: Who will be in command to monitor and control the performance of the consortium members (consortium leader/client)?
  8. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Does the scheduling system identify in a timely manner the status of work?
  9. Project Schedule: Are there activities that came from a template or previous Cost Estimation project that are not applicable on this phase of this Cost Estimation project?
  10. Planning Process Group: Are the necessary foundations in place to ensure the sustainability of the results of the Cost Estimation project?

 
Step-by-step and complete Cost Estimation Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Cost Estimation project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Cost Estimation project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Cost Estimation project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Cost Estimation project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Cost Estimation project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Cost Estimation project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned

 

Results

With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Cost Estimation project with this in-depth Cost Estimation Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Cost Estimation projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Cost Estimation and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, ‘What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?’

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that – whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc… – they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Cost Estimation investments work better.

This Cost Estimation All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person:

 

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Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.

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