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August 2014

  • An Appraisal of Systems Engineering: Defense v. Non-Defense August 2014 - Podcast 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.
  • Eliciting Unstated Requirements August 2014 - Presentation The tutorial presents the traditional KJ method for eliciting unstated user needs and extensions made to allow KJ to be used in a virtual environment.

June 2014

March 2014

  • Modeling Sustainment Dynamics March 2014 - Presentation This presentation overviews a systems dynamics simulation model that describes influences of multiple variables on the sustainment phase of a system.

February 2014

  • Maximizing Trust in the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) Service February 2014 - Special Report This report presents recommendations for stakeholders of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) service that resulted from the development of two trust models, focusing on how to increase both alert originators’ and the public’s trust in WEA.
  • Wireless Emergency Alerts: Trust Model Simulations February 2014 - Special Report 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.

August 2014

  • An Appraisal of Systems Engineering: Defense v. Non-Defense August 2014 - Podcast 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.
  • Eliciting Unstated Requirements August 2014 - Presentation The tutorial presents the traditional KJ method for eliciting unstated user needs and extensions made to allow KJ to be used in a virtual environment.

June 2014

March 2014

  • Modeling Sustainment Dynamics March 2014 - Presentation This presentation overviews a systems dynamics simulation model that describes influences of multiple variables on the sustainment phase of a system.

February 2014

  • Maximizing Trust in the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) Service February 2014 - Special Report This report presents recommendations for stakeholders of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) service that resulted from the development of two trust models, focusing on how to increase both alert originators’ and the public’s trust in WEA.
  • Wireless Emergency Alerts: Trust Model Simulations February 2014 - Special Report 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.
  • Wireless Emergency Alerts: Trust Model Technical Report February 2014 - Special Report 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.

October 2013

  • Quantifying Uncertainty in Early Lifecycle Cost Estimation (QUELCE) October 2013 - Brochure A Quantifying Uncertainty in Early Lifecycle Cost Estimation (QUELCE) workshop convenes domain experts to formulate early life-cycle cost estimates. The workshop takes a novel approach to calibrating expert judgment through a series of training exercises.
  • Research Opportunities in Process and Performance Improvement October 2013 - Poster This poster provides introductory material on three projects: Quantifying Uncertainty in Early Lifecycle Cost Estimation (QUELCE), TSP Data Benchmarking and Project Data Analysis, and Interactive Simulation of Sustainment Investment.

August 2013

  • CHECKPOINT Diagnostic August 2013 - Webinar This webinar will introduce the methodology and outputs of SEI's latest investigative approach: the Checkpoint Diagnostic (CPD). The CPD is the foundational technology in a well-designed "Performance Improvement Program."

May 2013

March 2013

  • Quantifying Uncertainty in Expert Judgment: Initial Results March 2013 - Technical Report The work described in this report, part of a larger SEI research effort on Quantifying Uncertainty in Early Lifecycle Cost Estimation (QUELCE), aims to develop and validate methods for calibrating expert judgment.

November 2012

  • Quantifying Uncertainty in Early Lifecycle Cost Estimation November 2012 - Webinar In this presentation we describe a new, integrative approach for pre-Milestone A cost estimation, which we call QUELCE (Quantifying Uncertainty in Early Lifecycle Cost Estimation).
  • TSP Symposium 2012 Proceedings November 2012 - Special Report The 2012 TSP Symposium was organized by the SoThe goal of the TSP Symposium is to bring together practitioners and academics who share a common passion to change the world of software engineering for the better through disciplined practice.
  • The Business Case for Systems Engineering Study: Results of the Systems Engineering Effectiveness Survey November 2012 - Special Report 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.
  • The Business Case for Systems Engineering Study: Detailed Response Data November 2012 - Special Report 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.
  • Quantifying Uncertainty in Early Lifecycle Cost Estimation November 2012 - Podcast In this podcast episode, Jim McCurley and Robert Stoddard discuss a new method developed by the SEI's Software Engineering Measurement and Analysis (SEMA) team, Quantifying Uncertainty in Early Lifecycle Cost Estimation (QUELCE).

October 2012

  • The Importance of Data Quality October 2012 - Podcast In this episode, Dave Zubrow discusses the importance of data quality and research that his team is undertaking in this area.

December 2011

October 2011

  • Measuring Operational Resilience October 2011 - Podcast In this podcast, Julia Allen explains that measures of operational resilience should answer key questions, inform decisions, and affect behavior.

March 2011

December 2010

September 2010

  • Using TSP Data to Evaluate Your Project Performance September 2010 - Technical Report A set of measures was determined that allow analyses This report discusses the application of a set of measures to a data set of 41 TSP projects from an organization to identify their strengths and weaknesses.

August 2010

July 2010