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What’s in Your Estimate at Completion?


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Authors: Pat Barker and Roberta Tomasini

In this era of increased emphasis on cost constraints and affordability, we often ask, “How much will this cost?” Within an Earned Value Management (EVM) context, the answer is found in the Estimate at Completion, or EAC. EACs are discussed in various venues from a technical manager’s office at a prime contractor facility to a crowded conference room at the Pentagon. All eyes become fixated on “the number.”

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