Navigating the Business Case Analysis (BCA) Minefield. By Thomas J. Barthel Belzon, Inc. The BCA – What does this guy know?. Member of the AMCOM IMMC Maintenance Directorate PBL and Analysis Branch AMCOM Alternate PBL Coordinator Logistician w/combat experience
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Thomas J. Barthel
Member of the AMCOM IMMC Maintenance Directorate
PBL and Analysis Branch
AMCOM Alternate PBL Coordinator
Logistician w/combat experience
Maintenance and Operations Background
Infantry & Aviation Officer
Working on PBL / BCA development
Developing BCAs for legacy systems and assisting PM
the supporting data?
Cost Analysis Directorate (CAD)
Army Working Capital Fund (AWCF)
PBL / BCA SMEs – PBL Branch
Sequence/Flow - Relevant Data (from Scope) – Valid / Executable Recommendations
Sequence / Flow / Data (from Scope) / Recommendations
The X Program BCA Introduction Section
This is important – Drives the initial focus for data
Decisions from results will be used to...
Who, what, when, where and how – period
This change affects costs and support (LOG)
Use Sensitivity Analysis and Weights to determine impact
Subaru vs. Ford
PM VS OEM as PSI
gas mileage, speed, what else?
Cost / Schedule / Performance / Supportability
Type I BCA – 4 mos. (2)
Limited Scope Type II BCA – 3 mos (1.2)
23 System BCA – 6 mos. (5 FT)
New System Type II 6 Sub-BCAs to 1 – 2yrs+ (1.2)
The Scope (Depth & Complexity) of the BCA will drive the Time and Resource Requirements
Does data support the reason for recommending?
The decision maker needs to know how long to implement after he makes a decision
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Thomas J. Barthel
Belzon, Inc. 256-461-6039