The SEER-SEM Ribbon Command Reference

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The following tables show how the SEER-SEM ribbon options map to the classic menu system used in earlier versions of SEER-SEM. For descriptions of the ribbon options and their use, see the ribbon command reference technical notes. File Tab Ribbon Traditional Menu System File/New/New Project File/New File/New/Project Assistant Toolbar/Project Assistant File/New/New from Scenario (File) File/Load … Continue reading The SEER-SEM Ribbon Command Reference

Importing SEER Projects Into the SEER Historical Database

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You can import SEER projects into the SEER Historical Database from individual project files, and from the SEER Enterprise Database (SEER-DB). This Technical Note describes the process of importing SEER-SEM projects into SEER-HD. The steps required to import SEER-IT and SEER-H projects are, however, very similar. The tool which you use to import SEER project … Continue reading Importing SEER Projects Into the SEER Historical Database

Schedule in SEER-SEM

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By default, SEER-SEM calculates a schedule based on the minimum time required to complete the project. This should result in a realistic schedule estimate for projects which make efficient use of resources, and which are not under any schedule constraints. Schedule Adjustments There are, of course, times when a project may face constraints on the … Continue reading Schedule in SEER-SEM

Element and Parameter Notes

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Both work elements and parameters can include notes. To add or edit a work element note, select the work element, then select Element Note from the work element right-click context menu to bring up the Edit notes and Attachments dialog box. For parameters, the parameter input dialog box includes a simple note entry field. Click … Continue reading Element and Parameter Notes

Modeling Software Maintenance in SEER-SEM

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Each program-level work element can include a detailed, year-by-year maintenance model. SEER-SEM estimates the effort and cost of software maintenance usinga sophisticated supplementary model. Together with development cost estimates, you can obtain a cradle-to-grave cost picture for a software project. Tradeoffs can be made by comparing life-cycle costs against differing development methods and practices. The … Continue reading Modeling Software Maintenance in SEER-SEM