Relevant BCS data are then collected, analyzed, and compared with the new
system requirements. The BCS data may require adjustment to make a valid
comparison; for example, apply appropriate inflation indices for cost
comparisons, adjust design schedule for software evolution versus software
development, etc. The comparisons can be a major source of risk assessment
data and provide some indication of areas that should be investigated further.
This technique is especially useful as a front-end analysis of a new start