Accession Number : ADA538786


Title :   Air Force Systems Engineering Assessment Model (AF SEAM) Management Guide, Version 2


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH CENTER FOR SYSTEMS ENGINEERING


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a538786.pdf


Report Date : 21 Sep 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 80


Abstract : The primary purpose of the Air Force Systems Engineering Assessment Model (AF SEAM) is to promote the application and use of standard Systems Engineering (SE) processes across the AF and to improve the performance of these processes through Continuous Process Improvement (CPI). This is achieved by providing both standard process definitions and an associated set of SE best practices tailored for use by United States Air Force programs and projects. These practices include the activities performed by technical professionals across the AF charged with the responsibilities of identifying, acquiring, testing and sustaining military weapon systems. Combined, these practices form the foundation for SE process discipline that leads to repeatable excellence in product life-cycle management and higher levels of customer satisfaction. The processes and associated practices address acquirer activities as well as activities conducted by the integrator or supplier and other organizations throughout the supply-chain. It is the acquirer's role to over-see the adequacy of the SE processes and ensure effective implementation of systems engineering. This includes those government processes that have been flowed down and are then delegated to the supplier. The final responsibility for the performance of the processes remains with the acquirer.


Descriptors :   *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , *ACQUISITION , MODELS , WEAPON SYSTEMS , AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT , AIR FORCE , MANAGEMENT


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE