IMD’s Cost Estimating and Modelling service will enable our customers to better understand the costs of their projects. We use tried and tested methodologies to fully understand the scope, assess the quality of data and undertake a full cost, risk and uncertainty analysis to support budgeting and business case activities.
- Cost estimating and assessments in accordance with JSP507 guidance
- Cost modelling compliant to HMT Green/Aqua book guidance
- Business case support
- Project budgeting support and KPI setting
- Integrated cost, risk and uncertainty analysis & modelling
- Understanding of current cost base and drivers
- Understanding supplier bids compared to the current cost base
- Confidence of business case financial information
- Setting of realistic budgets taking into account project uncertainty/risk
- Greater confidence to set appropriate KPIs
£330 to £1200 per person per day
- Education pricing available
- Pricing document
- Skills Framework for the Information Age rate card
- Service definition document
- Terms and conditions
IMD GROUP LTD
|How the planning service works||
During the planning stage of any project, a good understanding of the cost base and its limitations will enable sound decisions to be made early on. IMD’s consultants will support our customer by developing fully auditable and endorsed project cost estimate and outturn forecasts. This will allow our customer and their stakeholders to make important decisions about the service before the implementation phase.
The estimates produced by our consultants can be used for budgeting the project or for seeking business case approval. Our consultants will tailor the estimating outputs to suit our customer's needs. Our business case support will ensure that our customer fully understands and has confidence in the financial information within the case.
Our Cost Estimating and Modelling service and processes are compliant with HMT Green/Aqua book and JSP 507.
|Planning service works with specific services||No|
|Training service provided||Yes|
|How the training service works||As part of the Cost Estimating and Modelling service we will provide knowledge and skills transfer from IMD's cost professionals to organisations, via one-to-one training, coaching, development and mentoring on all elements relating to Cost Estimating and Modelling. This will ensure that the best practice methods applied during the delivery of our service are adopted by staff with key skills and knowledge being retained following the completion of the contract.|
|Training is tied to specific services||No|
Setup and migration
|Setup or migration service available||Yes|
|How the setup or migration service works||IMD’s consultants will work with our customer's organisation to understand the current costs of their cloud service and compare these to the costs associated with the new cloud services. The estimates can be used to assess supplier tender responses for completeness and value for money, and assist in any negotiation including setting appropriate KPIs. This will enable our customer to make the best value for money decisions for their projects. The process of estimating the costs will also provide our customer's organisation with greater understanding of the scope and limitation of their services.|
|Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services||No|
Quality assurance and performance testing
|Quality assurance and performance testing service||Yes|
|How the quality assurance and performance testing works||
IMD’s Cost Estimating and Modelling service provides our customer's organisation with quality assurance on the accuracy of the forecasted costs associated with cloud services throughout the service lifespan.
We assess the intended scope of the service and independently assess the cost estimates provided by service providers to validate the accuracy of existing cost estimates for the delivery of the service at any point. Within the cost management service, we are also able to devise performance indicators based on service costs to assess how the service is performing against the intended, or desired standard.
|Ongoing support service||No|
|Service constraints||None specific to this service.|
|Email or online ticketing support||No|
|Phone support availability||9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday|
|Web chat support||No|
For each engagement through GCloud 11, you will be provided with an IMD Account Manager who will be your central point of contact throughout the delivery of services. Where possible, we aim to provide you with an Account Manager who has experience operating within the relevant field associated with the engagement to coordinate the delivery of similar services.
In addition to the Account Manager, we endeavour to provide you with an additional layer of Account Support in the form of a secondary point of contact for each engagement. In this way, we mitigate the likelihood of having a single point of failure, and have mechanisms in place to maintain continuity of service.
Support will be provided remotely via email and phone for the most part, with the flexibility to arrange meetings on site or at our offices when needed. On site support can be offered during the working week where requests are made prior to proposals being submitted / individual call-off contracts agreed.
Your Account Management and Support resources are typically integrated into the delivery team and so costs are included within the proposal for each engagement.
|Supplier type||Not a reseller|
|Staff security clearance||Conforms to BS7858:2012|
|Government security clearance||Up to Developed Vetting (DV)|
|Price||£330 to £1200 per person per day|
|Discount for educational organisations||Yes|