Workshop Overview

October 12, 2017 | 8am - 11am | Goethe-Institut Washington D.C.

Defendable and credible estimates have long been the key to funding programs appropriately and getting them off to the right start. While effective program management is instrumental in meeting mission goals and keeping programs funded. Yet, as more software-intensive programs are being delivered through Agile and DevOps methods, the tasks of estimating complex software and keeping programs on track grows more challenging.

This FREE hands-on workshop is designed to help IT budgeting community, estimators, and program management:

  •  Learn about software metric and sizing commercial best practices and standards
  • Account for funding activities in the current climate of decreasing budgets.
  • Understand how software size (SLOC to Function Points) and software metrics improve estimation.
  • Apply software metrics throughout the program lifecycle to improve program management and planning tools and processes
  • Enhance program knowledge through the capture and reuse of actual program performance
  • Create transparency to improve client/vendor partnerships and program performance, budget and schedule.


bill dicksen

Bill Dickenson , Director of Solution Delivery, CAST

Bill has had global responsibilities over the full range of IT including solution development, solution offerings and leading global teams. He has spent a career working with C-level executives on business case development, services strategy, program and vendor management, business process re-engineering, outsourcing engagements and implementation approaches. Prior to CAST, Bill was an independent consultant with Strategy On The Web and former VP of Application Management Services for IBM, bringing decades of experience in application development, maintenance and integrated operations. Bill has professional experience with multiple industry verticals such as Ciber, IBM, PwC, CSC, DuPont in operations, new business development and executive leadership.

Tony Timbol

Tony Timbol , Vice President, Premios

Tony Timbol brings more than 36 years of experience in supporting corporate software development and software product manufacturing in both commercial and government markets. Mr. Timbol's role at Premios helps clients define their IT problem domain, identify high-value solutions and develop an ROI model to drive transformative change.

Prior to joining Premios, he was Vice President of E-business Solutions at Technology Point International in Jacksonville, Florida, where he led the Management Consulting and Application Development lines of business. Mr. Timbol is also a PM Central Instructor at the University of North Florida Continuing Education department teaching Project Management and Agile. He is a Certified Scrum Master, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Program Consultant 4.0 (SPC4) and an IT-CMF Tier 2 Certified Associate.



PREMIOS, formerly DCG Software Value and The Spitfire Group, is a global provider of high-value software development services across the entire software development life cycle including measuring software, developing world-class software and consulting on software and team best practices. PREMIOS works with enterprise-level clients looking to gain competitive value with software and are experts in maximizing software investments in purchasing, development and managing software. To find out more, visit


CAST Software is the U.S. Government leader in enterprise and mission software risk measurement. CAST currently supports many DOD, IC, Civilian, State and local IT organizations to assess and benchmark risk in software developed and sustained. Leveraging ISO, NIST, SEI, OMG, CISQ and other standards, CAST enables program managers, acquisition organizations and OCIO’s with independent, automated measurement. Integrating cleanly into Agile/DevSecOps, Waterfall, Spiral or hybrid delivery methods CAST analytics are used to modernize, secure, cloud-enabled systems while enabling the IT and acquisition workforce to continuously improve execution.


Goethe Institut Washington

Address: 1990 K St. NW, Suite 03 Washington
DC 20006 - “MÜNCHEN” room

Phone: 202 847-4700