Systems Engineering Overview
Government agencies are facing increasing complexity when attempting to build or change networks and services. Failure to plan appropriately can lead to problems that surface late in the process, missed deadlines and a budget that spins out of control. We can help keep sophisticated and challenging projects on track from the start. So no matter how complicated your systems engineering challenges are, you're positioned for success every time.
Our Systems Engineering services can position you for success by helping you create an architecture with functions, processes, interfaces and requirements defined for every component. Systems Engineering ensures a common understanding among customer stakeholders, developers, and system integrators. The result is a system that functions correctly and meets your expectations in every way – all while staying on time and within budget.
Methodologies and Tools
The flexible but structured methodology we bring to systems engineering helps you develop a concept of operations (ConOps), requirements, system architecture, design, test plan, and training and deployment plan. We leverage the following frameworks to achieve overall success for system development projects:
- Department of Defense Architecture Framework. We use DoDAF as a template for high-level design and to communicate the system vision. The style and content of each DoDAF view is tailored to meet your specific needs.
- Information Technology Infrastructure Library. We cover all relevant ITIL processes for IT and operations systems and can articulate how each process supports a specific solution.
- TM Forum Frameworx. We use the TM Forum Frameworx for network operations based on customer need. The TM Forum's eTOM Business Process Framework is utilized for subsystems design. The Application Framework (TAM) is leveraged to specify requirements. We utilize the TM Forum Information Framework (SID) and Integration Framework where general products can be incorporated into a system architecture using compatible interfaces.
- Unified Modeling Language. UML is used as a proven methodology for detailed process flows and object-oriented software design. It provides a protocol-neutral language for interface definition.
- Business Process Modeling. BPM serves to impose discipline and help convey the design to program participants and partners.
- Project Management Body of Knowledge. Our certified staff of systems engineering Project Management Professionals (PMPs) ensures that projects are initiated, planned, executed, monitored, controlled, and closed correctly.
- Department of Defense 5000 Series. We use the DoD 5000 Series of directives and instructions to forecast, plan and optimize the cost/benefit trade-offs across the entire project lifecycle.
Applied Communication Sciences has nearly three decades of experience designing telecommunications networks and operations systems. We have written standard-setting requirements for network equipment, hardware, software, operations, reliability and security. We are a driving force in industry standards efforts and have deployed a comprehensive range of our own network systems and network operations systems.
Our Advanced Consulting and Engineering specialists deliver systems engineering support to government agencies and prime contractors for complex, next-generation telecommunications programs. Applied Communication Sciences draws on a blend of commercial and government experience to meet your challenges and ensure your success.
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