A Tailored Systems Engineering Framework for Science and Technology Projects
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
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As government becomes subject to a wider range of technology initiatives, science and technology ST research project leadership recognizes the need to incorporate more systems engineering SE rigor into their projects. The objective of this research is to develop a tailorable systems engineering framework for ST project planning, execution, assessment and transition. The key deliverable is an SE framework, implemented as an Excel application, for use by ST organizations. It includes a report with tailored methods based on programmatic discriminants. To develop this framework, a comprehensive understanding of SE principles is applied to several case studies across government and supporting industry-sponsored ST activities. The framework allows ST project leaders and engineers to customize a recommended set of SE processes, methods and tools for their specific project type, size, maturity, budget, and integration level.
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