Objective: To develop case studies to support the educational needs of systems engineers. The contractor shall develop case studies that address the following topics:
Development Planning and Early Phase SE
Eliciting, Developing, and Analyzing Requirements
Identifying an Affordable Design, SE Affordability Trade-Off Analysis
Designing, Producing, and Sustaining Reliable, Maintainable, and Supportable Systems
System Assurance and Program Protection
Controlling Cost Throughout the Product Life-Cycle
Transition to Production and Deployment
SE in Rapid Acquisition; Tailoring SE Processes
Understanding Industry and Business Acumen
Planning, Managing, and Leading Technical Reviews
SE in Sustaining and Supporting Complex Systems
There are also several major non-Aerospace defense acquisition programs that have been very successful and have not been captured in a technical, useful form. We explore the utility of these systems for case studies, and provide technical analyses of the outcomes of these programs.
We are developing the case studies to include background information, major engineering decisions with detail from key personnel, statuses of the programs at each milestone and gate review. We are also including the technical and program history, a review of requirements generation, review and critique of the major design reviews, review of the initial and ongoing risk estimation and mitigation, failure points, technical maturity and readiness levels, requirements creep cost growth. We also are analyzing risk, system trades, technical maturity, cost estimate and growth, and the estimation of systems effectiveness and sustainability for inclusion to the case studies.