Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering Activity Map


The table below represents activities and tasks that systems engineering must be aware of, participate in or be responsible for. The table is a good point of reference for planning purposes and should be addressed in the Systems Engineering Plan (SEP).


Activity Systems Engineering Responsibility
Awareness Participant Write Review
Acquisition Strategy   X X X
Capabilities Based Assessment   X    
Clinger Cohen Act   X   X
Commercial off-The-Shelf (COTS)   X   X
Conducting Source Selection   X   X
Cost Analysis Requirements Description (CARD)   X   X
Data Management Strategy (DMS)   X X  
Earn Value Management (EVMS) X     X
Human System Integration (HSI) X     X
Integrated Baseline Review (IBR)   X   X
Integrated Master Plan (IMP)   X   X
Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)   X   X
Information Assurance (IA)   X   X
Life Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCMP) X X   X
Multiple Development Contractors X      
Net Centric Data Strategy   X   X
Open Architecture (OA)     X  
Peer Reviews   X   X
Planning for Independent Verification & Validation     X  
Process Maturity   X   X
Quality Assurance   X   X
Request for Proposal (RFP)   X X  
Requirements Traceability   X   X
RFP Evaluation Factors (Section M)   X X  
RFP Instructions (Section L)   X X  
Risk Management   X   X
Safety Critical Software   X    
Selecting Software Items for CDRLS   X X  
Software Acquisition Management Plan (SWAMP)   X   X
Software Architecture   X    
Software Configuration Management   X   X
Software Configuration Management Plan (SCMP)   X X X
Software Metrics   X X X
Source Selection Plan (SSP)   X   X
Statement of Objectives (SOO)   X   X
Statement of Work (SOW)   X   X
Systems Engineering Plan (SEP)     X  
Systems Requirements Document (SRD)     X  
Technical Reviews and Audits   X   X
Technology Development Strategy (TDS)     X  
Test and Evaluation Strategy (TES)     X  
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)   X X X

Updated: 6/01/2018

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