Identification, Characterization, and Evaluation Criteria for Systems Engineering Agile Enablers
STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN NJ
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The purpose of the SE Agile Enablers project is to identify, describe, and evaluate possible methods, practices or tools enablers that could improve the ability of systems engineering to adapt to changing development environments. In order to efficiently make use of scarce research resources, RT-124 has established a triage process for identifying and then rapidly evaluating the probability of effectiveness of candidate enablers as they are identified. In the SE community, it is important for systems to be agile and rapidly and effectively adapt to sudden changes in the environment. Process agility provides systems engineers with the methods, processes and tools necessary to operate more effectively in development environments driven by change. The ability to rapidly adapt is necessary while working with an increasing rate of technology advancement, an increasing need for interoperability between legacy and new capabilities, evolving requirements throughout the development lifecycle, and the changing economic and political factors that undergird and enable system development. The ultimate result of the process is an evaluation white paper identifying likelihood of efficacy, areas for research, and transition recommendations. After each execution of the process, a reflection activity will be held to identify strengths and weaknesses of the process and to identify and make appropriate improvements.
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