Cost savings deliverables and criteria for the OST technology decision process

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This document has been prepared to assist focus area (FA) technical and management teams in understanding the cost savings deliverables associated with a technology system during its research and development (R and D) phases. It discusses the usefulness of cost analysis in the decision-making process, and asserts that the level of confidence and data quality of a cost analysis is proportional to the maturity of the technology system`s development life cycle. Suggestions of specific investment criteria or cost savings metrics that a FA might levy on individual research projects are made but the final form of these elements should be ... continued below

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McCown, A. April 1, 1997.

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This document has been prepared to assist focus area (FA) technical and management teams in understanding the cost savings deliverables associated with a technology system during its research and development (R and D) phases. It discusses the usefulness of cost analysis in the decision-making process, and asserts that the level of confidence and data quality of a cost analysis is proportional to the maturity of the technology system`s development life cycle. Suggestions of specific investment criteria or cost savings metrics that a FA might levy on individual research projects are made but the final form of these elements should be stipulated by the FA management based on their rationale for a successful technology development project. Also, cost savings deliverables for a single FA will be more detailed than those for management of the Office of Science and Technology (OST). For example, OST management may want an analysis of the overall return on investment for each FA, while the FA program manager may want this analysis and the return on investment metrics for each technology research activity the FA supports.

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OSTI as DE98005935

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  • Other: DE98005935
  • Report No.: LA-UR--98-523
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/656689 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 656689
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc703066

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McCown, A. Cost savings deliverables and criteria for the OST technology decision process, report, April 1, 1997; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc703066/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.