Accession Number:

ADA467576

Title:

Topics in Interoperability: Structural Programmatics in a System of Systems

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

This technical note presents a case study on how choices of structural programmatics e.g., hierarchical or peer-to-peer organization, centralized or decentralized execution affect the ability to achieve programmatic interoperability in the context of large, complex systems of systems. Key systems-of-systems concepts and definitions are introduced and explored through the case study. In addition, this report illustrates the pitfalls of focusing on only one aspect of a problem and discusses the need to balance managements desires for control with the realities of systems-of-systems programmatics. The report also introduces an alternative to conventional program management practice that addresses the pitfalls previously identified.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE