Applied Systems Engineering Planning from Start to Finish for Defense and Federal Acquisitions

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Overview

Applied Systems Engineering Planning from Start to Finish for Defense and Federal Acquisitions

Course Description

The Applied Systems Engineering Planning course builds upon your systems-engineering knowledge and previous learning. It enables you to develop the practical ability to apply systems engineering and technical planning throughout a program’s acquisition lifecycle. Gain the insights, practical knowledge, and proven processes and toolsets to accomplish the following: clearly establish and manage all program requirements; schedule and resource the systems engineering approach; establish and maintain a program’s technical baseline; plan for and conduct event-based technical reviews; and integrate the systems-engineering planning and technical implementation into the overall program’s management and planning activities. By the end of this course, you will understand the full requirements for building complex systems and upgrading legacy systems.

Course Content

INTRODUCTION

  • Technical planning on programs overview
  • State of systems engineering practice
  • Technical planning
  • DoD and industry study findings
     

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF TECHNICAL PLANNING

  • Program requirements management
  • Technical plan resourcing and staffing
  • Technical baselines development and management
  • Event-based technical reviews management
  • Technical planning integration
  • Essential elements and crucial questions to ask

MANAGING THE COMPREHENSIVE SET OF PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • “Comprehensive set of program requirements” definition
  • Everyday illustration review
  • Customer and warfighter needs and all program requirements
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) development
     

RESOURCING AND STAFFING TO THE TECHNICAL PLAN

  • Project team organization and staff
  • Time and resource requirements estimation
  • Project critical path development
  • Project budget development
  • Staffing and resources concerns and considerations
     

DEVELOPING AND MANAGING THE TECHNICAL BASELINES

  • Baselines definition and management
  • Link specifications with WBS and tracing requirements
  • Technical Performance Measures (TPMs)
  • Project changes management (requirements, technology, other dependencies) and expectations
  • Project risks identification, management, and mitigation
  • Technical baseline management concerns and considerations
     

MANAGING EVENT-BASED TECHNICAL REVIEWS

  • Event-driven reviews
  • Technical authority roles and responsibilities
  • Stakeholder participation
  • Peer participation
  • Entry and closure/exit criteria
     

INTEGRATING TECHNICAL PLANNING INTO THE OVERALL PROGRAM PLANNING AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT CONTEXT

  • Risk management integration
  • Earned value integration
  • Test and logistics integration
  • Contract considerations and subcontract considerations
  • Technical and program management concerns and considerations
     

TECHNICAL PLANNING EXECUTION BY ACQUISITION PHASES

  • Essential elements of technical planning
  • The acquisition lifecycle phase of a program
  • System-of-systems programs application
Requirements & Materials
Important Information

This course requires completion of an Access Eligibility Form.  Please make sure to read the Course Restrictions section below before registering for this course.

Course Restrictions

This course is restricted to US citizens who are industrial and/or government employees and complete the Access Eligibility Form. Eligibility questions should be directed to 404-407-6661. Attendees must fax the Access Eligibility Form to 404-407-8691. Laptop computers will not be permitted in the classroom and storage will not be available.

Session Details

  • Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) employees are eligible to receive a discount.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to the Organizational Development website and look for the coupon code under GT Professional Development. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for systems engineers and program managers working in government or commercial industry that are supporting new system acquisitions or existing system modifications, including weapon systems, launch vehicles, sensors, and more.

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What You Will Learn

  • Technical planning
  • Lessons learned from Department of Defense (DoD) and industry studies
  • Essential elements of technical planning
  • Technical planning execution
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How You Will Benefit

  • Understand how to implement proven, disciplined systems-engineering processes.
  • Facilitate a total system solution that is robust to changing technical, production, and operating conditions; adaptive to the needs of the users; and balanced among the multiple requirements, design considerations and constraints, and program budgets.
  • Increase your chances for program success by avoiding the mistakes uncovered by several DoD and industry studies on why acquisitions failed or resulted in significant cost or schedule overruns.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani
President

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