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Alan Richard Jones

Principal Consultant
Estimata Limited

Alan R Jones is a Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (US) and Certified Cost Engineer (UK). Prior to setting up his own training consultancy business, Estimata Limited, he enjoyed a 40-year career in the UK aerospace and defence industry as an estimator, culminating in the role of Chief Estimator at BAE Systems. He is passionate about Estimating and in promoting numerical techniques to create estimates that are Transparent, Repeatable, Appropriate, Credible and Experientially-based (TRACEable).

Biography

In addition to the above …

Alan is a Fellow and former Director of the Association of Cost Engineers (ACostE) and a Member of the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEAA)

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Numerical and statistical techniques in support of Cost Estimating, Scheduling and related disciplines.
    Experienced Estimating Trainer and Business Process Developer.
    Segmentation Approach to Unit Learning Curves.
    Development of Equivalent Unit Learning approach.

Personal Interests

    Learning new numerical and statistical techniques (sad but true)
    Writing and performing comic monologues
    DIY
    but above all ... family

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Principles, Process and Practice of Professional Estimating - Alan Jones - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Booklet available from APM and ACostE online stores

APM - ACostE Estimating Guide


Published: Jul 18, 2019 by Booklet available from APM and ACostE online stores
Authors: Stephen Jones, Alan R Jones, Tony Purpuri, Andy Nolan and Sandy Gordon
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

The key principles you need to know about estimating in one essential guide. Estimates are critical to project professionals when making informed decisions about projects across the different stages of the life cycle to ensure successful project delivery. A cooperation between the Association for Project Management (APM) and the Association of Cost Engineers (ACostE) this guide is vital for project professionals across various sectors, as well as anyone who needs to understand cost estimation.

Maynard's Industrial Engineering Handbook (5th Edition)

Case Study: Applying Learning Curves in Aircraft Production - Procedures and Experiences


Published: May 15, 2001 by Maynard's Industrial Engineering Handbook (5th Edition)
Authors: Kjell Zandin (Editor)
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

Learning is an empirical relationship, and as such the engineer or analyst must learn to recognize and deal with the practical problems of data analysis and modelling; including the exploitation basic learning curve properties. Alternative forms of the learning relationship, principally the unit and cumulative average learning curves, can be used to good effect within a single manufacturing company dependent on the environment and situation.

News

APM - ACostE Estimating Guide

By: Alan Richard Jones
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

Contributing author, along with Stephen Jones (no relation) Tony Purpuri, Andy Nolan and Sandy Gordon of the "APM - ACostE Estimating Guide" published in July 2019.

eResource Plans

By: Alan Richard Jones
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

 

Based on feedback received from readers, all the Tables and Figures across the five Working Guides to Estimating and Forecasting volumes are to be made availabe for download.

This facility is now fully available. Readers are able to download interactive versions of all the Microsoft Excel Tables and Figures in full colour. Also, static images are available in colour for download.

Readers will be able to download a file containing all the relevant Figures and Tables for any chapter of any volume from the relevant volume's home page on www.routledge.com. These files will contain a simple navigation page that links directly to the relevant worksheet.

Virtual Interview with the Author

By: Alan Richard Jones
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

The author poss the questions you may have wanted to ask

Interview by Taylor and Francis

By: Alan Richard Jones
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

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