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Technical Note

Executive Overview of SEI MOSAIC: Managing for Success Using a Risk-Based Approach

  • March 2007
  • By Christopher J. Alberts , Audrey J. Dorofee , Lisa Marino
  • This 2007 report provides an overview of the concepts and foundations of MOSAIC, a suite of advanced, risk-based analysis methods for assessing complex, distributed programs, processes, and information-technology systems.
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  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • Abstract

    In today's business environment, multiple organizations routinely work collaboratively in pursuit of a single mission. These separate efforts result in process and programmatic complexity that is difficult to manage effectively. Mission success in these complex settings demands a collaborative management approach that effectively coordinates task execution and decision-making activities among all participating groups. Managing for mission success requires establishing and maintaining a reasonable degree of confidence that a mission's objectives will be successfully achieved. Confidence at the mission level requires establishing and maintaining a corresponding level of confidence in the people, processes, and technologies used to achieve a mission. The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is currently developing the Mission-Oriented Success Analysis and Improvement Criteria (MOSAIC)—a suite of advanced, risk-based analysis methods for assessing complex, distributed programs, processes, and information-technology systems. With SEI MOSAIC methods, management can establish and maintain confidence in success throughout the life cycle and help provide assurance at the mission, system, and program levels. This technical note provides an executive overview of the concepts and foundations of SEI MOSAIC.

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SEI

Alberts, Christopher; Dorofee, Audrey; & Marino, Lisa. Executive Overview of SEI MOSAIC: Managing for Success Using a Risk-Based Approach (CMU/SEI-2007-TN-008). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8223

IEEE

Alberts. Christopher, Dorofee. Audrey, and Marino. Lisa, "Executive Overview of SEI MOSAIC: Managing for Success Using a Risk-Based Approach," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2007-TN-008, 2007. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8223

APA

Alberts, Christopher., Dorofee, Audrey., & Marino, Lisa. (2007). Executive Overview of SEI MOSAIC: Managing for Success Using a Risk-Based Approach (CMU/SEI-2007-TN-008). Retrieved December 28, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8223

CHI

Christopher Alberts, Audrey Dorofee, & Lisa Marino. Executive Overview of SEI MOSAIC: Managing for Success Using a Risk-Based Approach (CMU/SEI-2007-TN-008). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8223

MLA

Alberts, Christopher., Dorofee, Audrey., & Marino, Lisa. 2007. Executive Overview of SEI MOSAIC: Managing for Success Using a Risk-Based Approach (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2007-TN-008). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8223