TEKIPRO Company Estimation

Steve TEKIPRO Company CTO

Steve is the CTO of TEKIPRO which is a fictitious company that we have used to help explain a typical use-case for our product, for a company that has an Information Technology (IT) department. TEKIPRO is a midsize company that provides claims processing services for medical insurance companies in the USA.

The TEKIPRO IT Department has adopted the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)/ Waterfall model to run their projects. They have further customized this methodology by using the Project Management Body Of Knowledge(PMBOK) framework to help provide governance. These are 8 main phased to this methodology that include; Initiation, system concept development, planning, requirements analysis, design development, integration & Testing and finally implementation.

TEKIPRO best estimation software IT Projects with SDLC, COTS and Hardware

So from all this, TEKIPRO IT department executes 6 Types of projects ..

  1. Single Release COTS Projects – This are Commercial Off the Shelf(COTS) projects deployed to a production environment within a single release.
  2. Multiple Release COTS Projects – These are Commercial Off the Shelf projects (COTS) deployed to a production environment within multiple releases.
  3. Single Release In-house Custom Projects – These are custom developed in-house solutions deployed to a production environment within a single release.
  4. Multiple Release In-house Custom Projects – These are custom developed in-house solutions deployed to a production environment within multiples releases.
  5. Single Release Infrastructure Projects – These are project that involve the implementation of a Hardware Infrastructure solution, deployed to a production environment in a single release.
  6. Multiple Release Infrastructure Projects – These are project that involve the implementation of a Hardware Infrastructure solution, deployed to a production environment in multiple releases.

So in this demo we have customized an estimation model for TEKIPRO that will ..

  1. Allow them to do automated estimates for each of their project types.
  2. Allow them do get estimates broken down in details per each of the SDLC phases.
  3. Provide them granular control for each of the estimation tasks for each project type so that they can adjust the material, time, equipment and labor costs and composition.

Points to note ..

  1. We have incorporated the Functional Points estimation methodology for this demo.
  2. To make the demo more realistic, the labor rates and job descriptions have been adopted from the United States Department Of Labor (DOL), Occupational Outlook Handbook.
  3. The hardware and software costs have been adopted from price research on the web.

The demo site below has one admin account so as to give you a feel of all the features. Since its in demo mode, you can create estimates but not modify any of the admin settings.
Site URL : tekipro.myebsite.com
Admin account : demo.user.one@estimatebuilder.com
Password : Pa$$w0rd123
Please note: When your launch the demo, the user name above will already be defaulted, so just copy and paste the password. Depending on how you copy, sometimes a space maybe added at the end which will give an invalid password message. So just paste the password to a notepad to confirm or just delete the last character if it fails the first time.