Activity-Based Budgeting and Cost Estimating for Operations

Using LIGO’s case study as an example, follow the process of interpreting and applying guidelines from the NSF Large Facilities Manual and GAO Cost Guide to the development of a cost estimating plan for an operations proposal, including updating from a functional Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to an activities-based WBS, developing BOE templates, and developing tools for easy reporting.

Presented on May 2nd at the 2018 Large Facilities Workshop.

Hannah Hansen

Laboratory Business Manager, Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory


Giselle Hepker

Financial Analyst, Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory