Fundamental Reasons for SBA
- Definition. Defines what SBA is and which projects are creating and implementing it.
- Goals. Identifies the goals of SBA and how they will improve future acquisitions.
Triumvirate. Explores the three critical areas of SBA - Culture, Process, and Technology.
- Empowerment. Collaborative environments provide the daily workspace through which knowledge and information can be shared and constructed.
- Support Systems. The
back office work and products required to make a Collaborative Environment function.
- Commercial Tools. Describes some of the commercial tools that can be used to provide collaborative engineering, costing, analysis, and business management. From simple Microsoft Outlook calendars to
and Google Docs.
- CERSA. Explains the outline for a Collaborative Environment Systems Reference Architecture.
- Representations. Models can be constructed in many different ways to represent a system. Several approaches are used repeatedly on successful projects.
- Existing Tools. Describes several existing simulations that have been used for systems analysis, acquisition, research, and development.
- New Tools. Discuss the types of simulation tools that are needed to focus on new problems.
Distributed Product Descriptions
- Definition. Explains the need for a distributed product description to make information available to all participants.
- Web of Linked Information. Searching for a organized structure for tying all of the product data together in a meaningful and empowering way.
- Web-Based. Web accessible data on multiple projects, products, and processes.
- E-Commerce Tools. Simple web pages are not powerful enough to make really powerful repositories. The extensive size of SBA project databases will call for search engines like Google and other e-commerce tools.
- Peer-to-Peer Computing.
the problems of
Data Interchange Formats
- Data Exchange. Exchanging data between heterogeneous applications using different hardware and operating systems.
- Content Semantics. Understanding the meaning of data as
well as the format.
- Previous Approaches. What have we learned from CAD tool data exchange via STEP; simulation protocols like DIS, ALSP, and HLA OMT; and environmental data exchange with S1000 and SEDRIS.
Simulation and Modeling for Acquisition, Requirements, and Training (SMART)
- Power. The power of simulation to extend the human mind.
- The Big Idea. Bran Ferren's Big Idea for transforming a process or organization.
- Pit Stop Engineering. Making improvements that really make a difference in project success.
- Examples. Army projects that have saved money and time through the use of simulation and modeling.