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Joseph P. Elm
October 2014 - Presentation The Business Case for Systems Engineering: Comparison of Defense-Domain and Non-Defense Projects

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Joseph P. Elm

This NDIA Systems Engineering Conference presentation summarizes analysis of data collected from the 2011 Systems Engineering (SE) Effectiveness Survey.

October 2014 - Presentation Quantifying the Effectiveness of Systems Engineering

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Joseph P. Elm

This Metrocon Conference presentation summarizes the results of a survey to quantify the connection between systems engineering best practices and performance outcomes.

August 2014 - Podcast An Appraisal of Systems Engineering: Defense v. Non-Defense

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Joseph P. Elm

In this podcast, Joseph P. Elm analyzes differences in systems-engineering activities for defense and non-defense projects and finds differences in both deployment and effectiveness.

June 2014 - Special Report The Business Case for Systems Engineering: Comparison of Defense Domain and Non-defense Projects

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Joseph P. Elm, Dennis Goldenson

This report analyzes differences in systems-engineering activities for defense and non-defense projects and finds differences in both deployment and effectiveness.

April 2014 - Brochure Advanced Mobile Systems Initiative 2014

Topics: Pervasive Mobile Computing

Authors: Edwin J. Morris, Joseph P. Elm

This brochure describes how the AMS initiative supports the mobile communication and mobile-computing needs of edge users.

February 2014 - Special Report Wireless Emergency Alerts: Trust Model Simulations

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Timothy Morrow, Robert W. Stoddard, Joseph P. Elm

This report presents four types of simulations run on the public trust model and the alert originator trust model developed for the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) service, focusing on how to increase both alert originators' and the public's trust in WEA.

February 2014 - Special Report Wireless Emergency Alerts: Trust Model Technical Report

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Robert W. Stoddard, Joseph P. Elm, James McCurley, Sarah Sheard, Tamara Marshall-Keim

This report describes a trust model to enable the Federal Emergency Management Agency to maximize the effectiveness of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) service and provides guidance for alert originators in using WEA to maximize public safety.

February 2014 - Special Report Wireless Emergency Alerts: New York City Demonstration

Authors: Elizabeth Trocki Stark (SRA International, Inc.), Jennifer Lavan (SRA International, Inc.), Tamara Marshall-Keim, Joseph P. Elm

This report describes the adoption of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) service by the New York City Office of Emergency Management. As the first alert originator to adopt WEA, its experiences provide lessons learned for other emergency managers.

February 2014 - Special Report Best Practices in Wireless Emergency Alerts

Topics: Cyber Risk and Resilience Management

Authors: John McGregor, Joseph P. Elm, Elizabeth Trocki Stark (SRA International, Inc.), Jennifer Lavan (SRA International, Inc.), Rita C. Creel, Christopher J. Alberts, Carol Woody, Robert J. Ellison, Tamara Marshall-Keim

This report presents four best practices for the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) service, including implementing WEA in a local jurisdiction, training emergency staff in using WEA, cross-jurisdictional governance of WEA, and cybersecurity risk management.

May 2013 - Podcast The Business Case for Systems Engineering

Topics: Performance and Dependability

Authors: Joseph Elm, Suzanne Miller

Joe Elm discusses the results of a recent technical report, which establishes clear links between the application of systems engineering (SE) best practices to projects and programs and the performance of those projects and programs.

December 2012 - Special Report The Business Case for Systems Engineering Study: Assessing Project Performance from Sparse Data

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Joseph P. Elm

This report describes the data collection and analysis process used to support the assessment of project performance for the systems engineering (SE) effectiveness study.

November 2012 - Special Report The Business Case for Systems Engineering Study: Results of the Systems Engineering Effectiveness Survey

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Joseph P. Elm, Dennis Goldenson

This report summarizes the results of a survey that had the goal of quantifying the connection between the application of systems engineering (SE) best practices to projects and programs and the performance of those projects and programs.

November 2012 - Special Report The Business Case for Systems Engineering Study: Detailed Response Data

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Joseph P. Elm, Dennis Goldenson

This report contains response data from The Business Case for Systems Engineering Study: Results of the Systems Engineering Effectiveness Survey (CMU/SEI-2012-SR-009). Analysis revealed strong relationships between project performance and best practices.

December 2008 - Special Report A Survey of Systems Engineering Effectiveness - Initial Results

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Joseph P. Elm, Dennis Goldenson, Khaled El Emam, Nichole Donitelli, Angelica Neisa, NDIA SE Effectiveness Committee

This survey quantifies the relationship between the application of Systems Engineering (SE) best practices to projects and programs, and the performance of those projects and programs.

April 2008 - Conference Paper A Study of Systems Engineering Effectiveness - Initial Results

Topics: System of Systems

Authors: Joseph P. Elm

This paper was presented at SysCon 2008 – IEEE International Systems Conference Montreal, Canada, April 7–10, 2008

November 2007 - Special Report A Survey of Systems Engineering Effectiveness: Initial Results

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Joseph P. Elm, Dennis Goldenson, Khaled El Emam, Nichole Donitelli, Angelica Neisa, NDIA SE Effectiveness Committee

This survey quantifies the relationship between the application of systems engineering best practices to projects and the performance of those projects.

August 2006 - Technical Report Techniques for Developing an Acquisition Strategy by Profiling Software Risks

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Mary C. Ward, Joseph P. Elm, Susan Kushner

This report introduces a taxonomy of strategy drivers and strategy elements and provides a method for performing a comparative analysis of the strategy drivers and the resulting strategic choices for the elements.

July 2006 - Handbook QUASAR: A Method for the Quality Assessment of Software-Intensive System Architectures

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Donald Firesmith, Peter Capell, Joseph P. Elm, Michael J. Gagliardi, Timothy Morrow, Linda Roush (Naval Air Systems Command, U.S. Navy), Lui R. Sha

This 2006 handbook documents the QUASAR (QUality Assessment of System ARchitectures) method for assessing the quality of the architecture of a software-intensive system.

November 2005 - Presentation The Effects of CMMI on Program Performance

Topics: CMMI, Measurement and Analysis, Process Improvement

Authors: Joseph P. Elm, Dennis Goldenson

This presentation on the effects of CMMI on program performance was delivered by Joseph P. Elm and Dennis R. Goldenson of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at the 5th CMMI Technology Conference and User Group, held in Denver, Colorado in 2005.

November 2005 - Presentation Software Outsourcing with CMMI

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Joseph P. Elm, Brian P. Gallagher, John Mishler (NAVAIR)

This presentation on software oursourcing with CMMI was delivered by Brian Gallagher, Joseph P. Elm, and John W. Mishler of the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) Acquisition Support Program (ASP).

July 2005 - Technical Report Designing for Reuse of Configurable Logic

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Joseph P. Elm

This 2005 report provides an overview of a generic FPGA firmware design process and identifies the resulting work products that may be suitable for reuse in future development efforts.

January 2005 - Presentation A Method for Reasoning About an Acquisition Strategy

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Joseph P. Elm, Mary C. Ward

A presentation about software acquisition made in January 2005 by Mary Catherine Ward and Joseph P. Elm.

January 2005 - Presentation Surveying Systems Engineering Effectiveness

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Joseph P. Elm

This presentation on surveying systems engineering effectiveness was delivered by Joseph P. Elm of the Software Engineering Institute in January 2005.

May 2004 - Technical Report Advanced Engineering Environments for Small Manufacturing Enterprises: Volume II

Topics: Process Improvement

Authors: Steven J. Fenves (National Institute of Standards and Technology), Ram D. Sriram (National Institute of Standards and Technology), Young Choi (Chung-Ang University), Joseph P. Elm, John E. Robert

This report documents the Self-Assessment Tool for Engineering Environments (SAT-EE) and the Self-Assessment Tool for Engineering Tool Capabilities (SAT-ETC).

February 2004 - Technical Report Working with Small Manufacturing Enterprises: An Analysis of TIDE

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Len Estrin, William Anderson, Joseph P. Elm, Suzanne Garcia-Miller, John T. Foreman, John E. Robert, Alfred Schenker

This 2004 paper documents some of the challenges and risks facing programs or organizations trying to help small manufacturing enterprises (SMEs).

December 2003 - Technical Report Advanced Engineering Environments for Small Manufacturing Enterprises: Volume I

Authors: Steven J. Fenves (National Institute of Standards and Technology), Ram D. Sriram (National Institute of Standards and Technology), Young Choi (Chung-Ang University), Joseph P. Elm, John E. Robert

This report provides an overview of AEE technologies, their benefits for subject matter experts, and the technical considerations for AEE adoption.

June 2003 - Technical Report Integration of Computer-Aided Design and Finite Element Analysis Tools in a Small Manufacturing Enterprise

Authors: Joseph P. Elm, John E. Robert

This 2003 report summarizes two case studies of tool integration activities at one small manufacturer.

January 2003 - Presentation Advanced Engineering Environments for Small Manufacturing Enterprises

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Joseph P. Elm

This presentation was delivered in January 2003.