The ADF Force Design Team has been announced as the winner of the 2020 International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEAA) Team Achievement Award.
The awards recognise the ‘the outstanding contributions of members to improve cost estimating and analysis in government, industry, and academia.’
Excerpts of the team’s citation are as follows:
“The accomplishments of the ADF Design team demonstrate an impressive convergence of talented individuals and powerful predictive analytic cost solutions, tempered by significant amounts of determination and grit.
“The synergy necessary in a team to deliver close to 200 researched and vetted whole life cost estimates with limited time, resources, and data is commendable. This speaks to an international team that coalesced quickly and efficiently. This effort included re-prioritization of existing projects and the programming of new projects into Australia’s Defence acquisition budget for the procurement of all future missions and enabling capabilities.
“This effort demonstrates an outstanding accomplishment within the cost estimating and analysis field worthy of recognition. This teams accomplishments in the twelve month framework were recently announced as part of the 2020 Force Structure Plan.
“The fact that this process has been institutionalized with documented processes, effective deployment of these processes and tools, and adequate training across the entire team means that this project not only benefitted the organization in the short term, but promises to continue to benefit the organization as it is applied to future challenges.
“Not only did this team facilitate near real time support for decision makers as conditions and plans changed, it also empowered the decision makers to be directly involved in the process.”
More details are available here.