Accession Number:

ADA463889

Title:

Developing Coherent, Concise and Comprehensive User Requirements Using the MoD Architectural Framework (MODAF)

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper with briefing charts

Corporate Author:

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE (ARMY) LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM)

Report Date:

2005-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

Articulating user requirements is arguably one of the most difficult and yet critical challenges in any Information System Project. Within the British Army, the Directorate of Command and Battlespace Management Army has been developing its user requirement methodology and practice over the last few years and now uses the Ministry of Defence Architectural Framework MODAF as a corner stone of its approach. This paper explains the methodology that has been developed to overcome some of the difficulties associated with user requirement engineering for Command and Battlespace Management IS. The specific difficulties are 1 How to bridge the gap between users who may not know what they want and industry who may not understand the intricacies of the military business to be supported. 2 How to articulate URs in a manner concise and digestible enough for users to review effectively, yet comprehensive enough for industry to fully understand the requirement and the military business effected by the system. 3 How to ensure a User Requirement Document URD is consistent and coherent with URDs for other IS within the System of Systems. The approach taken revolves around use of the MODAF framework, instantiated using the MooD Transformation Tool Set.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE