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Requirements Management in a System-of-Systems Context: A Workshop

March 2006 Technical Note
B. Craig Meyers, James Smith, Peter Capell, Patrick R. Place

This 2006 report summarizes the results of a workshop focused on requirements management in a system of systems.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number

CMU/SEI-2006-TN-015

Abstract

This report summarizes the results of a workshop focused on requirements management in a system of systems. The workshop attendees were affiliated with the Army Program Executive Office (PEO) Aviation and Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Combat Developers. During the workshop, issues were identified in a number of areas, including requirements management, system-of-systems management, and system construction. Many of the issues raised address some form of the conflict that exists between a top-down, policy driven approach to the acquisition of a system of systems and a bottom-up, program-centric approach to the acquisition of an individual system.