Length: 2 Days
Fundamentals of Test and Evaluation, Test and Evaluation (T&E)
Test and Evaluation (T&E) involves evaluating a product from the component level, to stand-alone system, integrated system, and, if appropriate, system-of-system and enterprise.
Test and Evaluation is important because information is critical to managing an acquisition program. This includes information on the capabilities and limitations of the system and risks affecting system cost, development schedule, and performance.
The overall goal of Testing and Evaluation is to reduce risk by providing crucial information to decision makers.
Test and Evaluation is the essential feedback loop contained within the Systems Engineering Process. T&E ensures that the system meets the capability needs. The T&E process is repeated as the system evolves from models to components to production articles and complete systems.
T&E enables the Program Manager to learn about limitations (technical or operational), Critical Operational Issues (COI), of the system under development so that they can be resolved before production and deployment.
There are many best practices and “lessons learned” when it comes to Test and Evaluation. But probably the most important thing is to simply use common sense in testing. Especially be sure the tests are realistic.
Additionally, employ prototypes and M&S to advantage. Prototypes and/or modeling and simulation (M&S) used early in a program can help predict system performance and identify expected results, both good and bad.
Both techniques can be used in designing, evaluating, or debugging portions of a system before incurring the expense of “bending metal.”
Fundamentals of Test and Evaluation Course by Tonex
Fundamentals of Test and Evaluation is a 2-day course covering many aspects of Test and Evaluation (T&E) concepts and principals.
Who Should Attend?
Fundamentals of Test and Evaluation Training Course is designed for test engineers, analysts, project managers and anyone else involved in test and evaluation, systems engineering and acquisition, modeling, simulation, DoE, and O&M.
Participants will learn how T&E can assist in defining system capabilities and limitations, improving the system performance and optimizing system use and sustainment in operations. T&E enables the engineers and PMs to learn about limitations (technical or operational), Critical Operational Issues (COI), of the system under development so that they can be resolved prior to production and deployment.
Learn how Test & Evaluation (T&E) is used as a process to compare complex system or components against requirements and specifications through testing. Developmental test and evaluation (T&E) is used as an engineering tool to reduce risk throughout the acquisition cycle. Operational test and evaluation (OT&E) is used as actual or simulated environment to evaluate system under realistic operational conditions.
Upon completion of this training, the participants will:
- Learn the basics of test and evaluation (T&E)
- Describe the principles and key concepts of test and evaluation (T&E)
- Describe application of test and evaluation (T&E) to systems, processes and products
- Highlights test and evaluation (T&E) methods to assist application and system analysis, design and implementation
- Learn the principles of test and evaluation (T&E) applied to modeling and simulation
- Apply test and evaluation (T&E) in verification and validation of systems and system of systems (SoS)
- Illustrate T&E in system development life cycle (SDLC) processes including ConOps, requirement analysis, design, V&V, operation, maintenance and disposal of systems
- Compare and contrast test and evaluation (T&E) plans and methods
Basic principles of T&E
- T&E principles to system development programs
- Effective and efficient T&E planning
- Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP)
- Planned Test and Evaluation (T&E) activities
T&E Roles and Responsibilities
- T&E business, programmatic and technical dimensions
- T&E requirements
- T&E “lessons learned”
- T&E policies
Creating and assessing T&E Strategies, Capabilities, Processes and Systems
- Assessing T&E plans and procedures
- Verification and validation (V&V)
- Creating and assessing certification and accreditation strategies
- SE Roles & Expectations
- Tools to create test and evaluation strategies
- Test and evaluation plans and procedures
- Developmental and operational testing
- Observe and communicate test results
- Re-test decisions
- Mitigation strategies
- System acceptance decisions
- Best Practices and Lessons Learned
T&E Cross Activities and Procedures
- Life-cycle of a System or System of System (SoS)
- Test and Evaluation Strategy (TES)
- Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E)
- Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E)
- Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E)
- Follow-on Operational Test and Evaluation (FOT&E)
- Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP)
- Operational Assessment (OA)
- Live-Fire Test and Evaluation (LFT&E)
- Operational Test Readiness Review (OTTR)
- Test Readiness Review (TRR)
Applying T&E Process Systems Engineering and System Thinking
- T&E causes in engineering successes and failures
- Drivers of T&E success and the causes of T&E failures
- Key indicators and constraints of T&E failures
- Roles of the leadership, program managers, project managers and systems engineers in successful T&E projects
- Risk management, project control, and decision-making processes in T&E projects
- Evaluate engineering failures, root cause analysis approaches, and failure analysis processes and methods
- Discuss and evaluate techniques for mitigating design fail