LOGAPPS MANAGING PARTNER KEVIN MCKEEL RECEIVES ICEAA TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Innovative software sizing methods bring awareness to the need for automation in acquisition planning

Falls Church, VA – May 18, 2021 – Logapps, a premier IT management consultancy serving the U.S. federal government and commercial clients, is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Kevin McKeel has received the prestigious Technical Achievement of the Year award from the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEAA).

The award was given on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at the ICEAA Online Workshop in recognition of Mr. McKeel’s pioneering automation of software size measurement through natural language processing. The model (Cadence) translates written requirements (i.e., user stories) into function points, which is a well-known software size metric. Mr. McKeel is currently leading the testing effort to verify that the methodology is repeatable under multiple conditions and constraints.

“It is an honor to receive this technical achievement award from such a distinguished association,” said Mr. McKeel. “By ensuring our methodologies are fact-based and repeatable, we can reduce analysis cycle time and improve estimation accuracy for our clients

Innovative software sizing methods bring awareness to the need for automation in acquisition planning, and impactscost estimators and non-cost-estimators alike. It also sheds light on the importance of well-documented software requirements.

About Logapps

Logapps offers innovative approaches to IT acquisition management. Our team is committed to our clients’ missions with a thorough understanding of project and user requirements. We help guide technology investments and enterprise planning using technology and data-driven approaches. Logapps works with both commercial companies and federal government agencies to guide technology investment projects. We have worked with more than 30 program offices across the federal government at many different stages of the IT program lifecycle. Some require full Life-Cycle Cost Estimates (LCCEs) for the modernization of legacy systems. Others want to choose from competing IT alternatives. No matter the need, we work closely with our clients to help them understand the impacts of and the requirements for their IT investments.

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