ISAAC, which stands for Indicator for Schedule Analysis And Cost, will get your project back on track by magnifying inconsistencies and ineffective decisions. ISAAC is a new predictive tool, which enables agencies to take action on potential problems before they occur and ensures successful completion of projects on time and within budget. ISAAC utilizes predictive metrics and applied models to forecast future performance trends to give managers advance warning if there is a need for course correction.
The model works particularly well for forecasting the progress of software development projects because it can account for the slow ramp-up, peak spending as the program becomes more complex, and gradual tail-off toward completion. In addition to projecting final cost and schedule, ISAAC can identify risk areas related to the likelihood of exceeding cost and schedule estimates for additional monitoring or mitigation.