Price: $2,999.00

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Systems Engineering Training Fundamentals for Acquisition Workforce

Systems Engineering Training Fundamentals for Acquisition Workforce covers  systems engineering fundamentals to help technical acquisition participants to learn the basics of systems engineering standards, processes, application, practices and its value to the successful acquisition and implementation of the complex modern systems. This course can be customized and tailored to the customer’s requirements and needs.

Systems Engineering (SE) is the engineering discipline focusing on integrating all the key elements of a system into one overall system and managing it throughout its lifecycle from cradle to grave. It’s focuses on the overall development process of a system that is based on established processes, documented needs and traceable communications or interaction among the customers, users, engineers, and other stakeholders. The overall goal of systems engineering fundamentals training is to develop and design a system that meets a specific set of requirements (needs) in the guidelines established by the Program Manager (PM).

Participants will learn how to develop, design, allocate, and manage user and system level requirements (Requirements Development), lead the development of the system architecture, evaluate design tradeoffs, balance technical risk between systems, define and assess interfaces, provide oversight of verification and validation activities, as well as many other tasks throughout the course of a program.

This three-day course will introduce attendees to the principles of modern Systems engineering (SE). After completion of the course, attendees will be able to implement SE processes, tools, and techniques in the design and development of products and services.

The course is a key to achieving reliable, efficient, cost-effective products and services in diverse fields, including communication and network systems, software engineering, information systems, manufacturing, command and control, and defense systems acquisition and procurement. The course also teaches techniques for accurately eliciting, analyzing, and specifying software requirements.

Tonex systems engineering training course provides a comprehensive overview of the activities that comprise software requirements engineering including software requirements elicitation, analysis, and specification. These activities are introduced as they occur in the context of systems engineering and various software development life-cycle models. Introduction to specific methods, tools, and notations for each of these activities is included:

  • Concepts of Operations (ConOps)
  • Cost & Schedule
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Analysis and Design
  • Performance
  • Verification and Validation (V&V)
  • Training & Support
  • Test and Evaluation (T&E)
  • Manufacturing
  • Disposal and DEMIL

“Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary engineering management process that evolves and verifies an integrated, life-cycle balanced set of system solutions that satisfy customer needs.” DoD

Acquisition participants will learn many techniques for eliciting, analyzing, and specifying requirements, no one technique applies to every problem. Rather, a combination of techniques is often most appropriate to address an individual problem. Thus, in addition to acquiring skills in specific techniques and notations, participants learn to recognize when the use of these techniques and notations is appropriate.

SE is focused on many tasks and products throughout the typical acquisition programs. Participants will learn through lecture, interactive discussions, group exercises and projects, and reinforcements:

  • Requirements Development, Management and Control (ICD, CDD, JCIDS Process, KPP, CONOPS)
  • Develop Systems Engineering Plan
  • Develop and Establish SE Tools and Resources (Modeling & Simulation)
  • Verification and Validation
  • Technical Planning
  • Configuration Management
  • Configuration Baselines
  • Life-Cycle Integration
  • Functional and Physical Architectures
  • Milestone & Program Reviews (Milestones, Milestone Requirements Matrix, Major Reviews, SRR, SVR)
  • Interface Management
  • Risk Management
  • System Safety Engineering
  • Trade Studies
  • Quality Assurance
  • Communication with Program Management

Software developers learn how to reduce the number of errors in software requirements by implementing appropriate combinations of elicitation, analysis, and specification activities for specific problems.

Systems Engineering Fundamentals helps your organization with Reducing Cycle Time, Meeting Complex Systems Requirements, and Ensuring Project Success. It provides ability to perform systems engineering well is pivotal to its ability to remain competitive.

We will guide your team through the process of using advanced systems engineering methods to:

  • Reduce cycle time
  • Reduce the risk of project failure
  • Meet complex systems requirements
  • Meet Quality of Service, performance and reliability requirements

Course References

  • Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG)
  • DoD Systems Engineering Fundamentals Guide
  • Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) “Systems Engineering Primer & Handbook”
  • DoD Systems Engineering Guide for Systems of Systems
  • NASA Systems Engineering Handbook
  • OSD Guide to Best Practices Using Engineering Standards
  • INCOSE SE

Who Should Attend?

Acquisition professional interested in systems engineering principles, systems engineering processes/methodologies, integration of the necessary technical disciplines and systems engineering management. The course will provide the participants with the foundational framework to understand requirements and capabilities-based design and how the traditional systems engineering process may need to adjust to accommodate these philosophies.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this intensive course, the participants will:

  • Learn systems engineering requirements analysis and design
  • List DoD system engineering acquisition and management processes
  • Utilize tools and techniques essential for development of complex systems
  • Explore applied practical problems to aid understanding systems engineering reliability and performance issues
  • Produce designs and cost estimates of complex products and services
  • Translate user needs into outstanding delivered products
  • Define optimal verification and validation programs tailored to the organization and its customers
  • Manage risk in a cost constrained environment
  • Trade systems resources including technical, cost, and schedule
  • Learn about software life-cycle models
  • Explore product technical quality assurance

Course Outline

Systems and Systems Engineering (SE)

  • Systems and systems engineering in the project/program environment
  • The system development life cycle
  • The systems engineering process
  • System Definitions and Concepts
  • Understanding Systems and Systems Engineering (SE)
  • Systems and SE in the project/program environment
  • The System Development Life Cycle

    Overview of the DoD Systems Acquisition Process

  • Acquisition Program Categories and Compliance Requirements
  • The Defense Acquisition System
  • DoDD 5000/DoDD5000.01
  • Program Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E)
  • Operational and Live-Fire Test and Evaluation
  • Life-Cycle Sustainment Planning
  • Human Systems Integration (HSI)
  • Affordability Analysis and Investment Constraints
  • Analysis of Alternatives (AoA)
  • Cost Estimating and Reporting
  • Requirements Applicable To All Programs Containing Information Technology (IT)
  • (Cancelled) Acquisition of Defense Business Systems (DBS)
  • Urgent Capability Acquisition
  • Cybersecurity in the Defense Acquisition System

Systems Engineering Activity Map

  • Requirements Development, Management and Control (ICD, CDD, JCIDS Process, KPP, CONOPS)
  • Develop Systems Engineering Plan
  • Develop and Establish SE Tools and Resources (Modeling & Simulation)
  • Verification and Validation
  • Technical Planning
  • Configuration Management
  • Configuration Baselines
  • Life-Cycle Integration
  • Functional and Physical Architectures
  • Milestone & Program Reviews (Milestones, Milestone Requirements Matrix, Major Reviews, SRR, SVR)
  • Interface Management
  • Risk Management
  • System Safety Engineering
  • Trade Studies
  • Quality Assurance
  • Communication with Program Management

System Analysis and Design Process

  • Systems Engineering Requirements Specifications
  • Understanding and Defining User Requirements
  • Specifications
  • Performing a Function Process
  • Developing and Selecting a Systems Architecture
  • Software and Hardware Architecture
  • Defining, Controlling, and Managing Interfaces
  • Performing System Design and Development
  • Defining and Managing System Performance Parameters
  • Defining and Managing Systems Reliability Parameters
  • Alternative Models
  • Economic Evaluation
  • Optimization in Design and Operations
  • Sample of SE Processes

Introduction to Engineering of Complex Systems and System of Systems (SoS)

  • The systems approach
  • Concepts and definitions
  • Introduction
  • How to engineer a system?
  • What is design?
  • What is system engineering?
  • System concepts
  • System of Systems (SoS) Concepts
  • System of Systems Engineering (SoSE) Framework

Overview of Tools used in the Engineering of Complex Systems and System of Systems (SoS)

  • SoS Definition of problems and alternative solutions
  • Analysis of functions and system of systems (SoS)
  • SOS requirement development
  • Generation of alternatives
  • Description and SoS analysis of alternatives
  • SoS documentation and communication
  • Decision making
  • SoS Specifications
  • Integration of Specialty Engineering
  • Integration of Engineering Specialties Required to Create Systems
  • Operational/Engineering Needs
  • Hardware Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Human Factors with Emphasis on the Human Computer Interface
  • Reliability, Maintainability and Availability
  • Integrated Logistics Support
  • Quality Assurance
  • Safety Engineering and Other Specialties
  • Automation to support the engineering of complex systems
  • SE Management and Tools
  • Technical Quality Assurance
  • Process Engineering (Standards) including Risks, Processes, Problems and Standards
  • Software Engineering Institute (SEI) System Engineering and Software Development Capability Maturity Models (CMMs)
  • ISO 9000
  • IEEE standards
  • INCOSE
  • DoD
  • NASA
  • Models to be discussed: Malcolm Baldrige, SEI CMM®, SEI PMM, ISO 9000 (9001), and SPICE

WORKSHOPS

  • ConOps and Requirements Analysis with Use Cases and MBSE/SysML
  • Systems Engineering Using SysML
  • Software Requirements Engineering

 

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