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Mission Diagnostic Protocol, Version 1.0: A Risk-Based Approach for Assessing the Potential for Success

  • Abstract

    SEI Mission-Oriented Success Analysis and Improvement Criteria (MOSAIC) is a management approach for establishing and maintaining confidence that objectives will be achieved successfully. It comprises a suite of risk-based methods for assessing and managing complex projects and processes. The Mission Diagnostic Protocol (MDP) is one of the assessments included in MOSAIC. MDP provides a time-efficient means of analyzing the potential for success in complex and uncertain environments and can be applied across the life cycle and throughout the supply chain. It produces a broad overview of the current state of risk and opportunity for a project or process. With MDP, a set of key drivers is evaluated to establish current conditions and circumstances that can affect performance. Then, a simple algorithm is used to estimate the likelihood of achieving the objectives being pursued. An MDP assessment is straightforward to conduct, and it can be self-applied by people who are responsible for overseeing projects and processes. The purpose of this document is to describe the core set of activities and outputs that defines MDP.

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SEI

Alberts, Christopher; Dorofee, Audrey; & Marino, Lisa. Mission Diagnostic Protocol, Version 1.0: A Risk-Based Approach for Assessing the Potential for Success. CMU/SEI-2008-TR-005. Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 2008. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8665

IEEE

Alberts. Christopher, Dorofee. Audrey, and Marino. Lisa, "Mission Diagnostic Protocol, Version 1.0: A Risk-Based Approach for Assessing the Potential for Success," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2008-TR-005, 2008. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8665

APA

Alberts, Christopher., Dorofee, Audrey., & Marino, Lisa. (2008). Mission Diagnostic Protocol, Version 1.0: A Risk-Based Approach for Assessing the Potential for Success (CMU/SEI-2008-TR-005). Retrieved February 21, 2019, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8665

CHI

Christopher Alberts, Audrey Dorofee, & Lisa Marino. Mission Diagnostic Protocol, Version 1.0: A Risk-Based Approach for Assessing the Potential for Success (CMU/SEI-2008-TR-005). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2008. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8665

MLA

Alberts, Christopher., Dorofee, Audrey., & Marino, Lisa. 2008. Mission Diagnostic Protocol, Version 1.0: A Risk-Based Approach for Assessing the Potential for Success (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2008-TR-005). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8665

BibTex

@techreport{AlbertsMissionDiagnostic2008,
title={Mission Diagnostic Protocol, Version 1.0: A Risk-Based Approach for Assessing the Potential for Success},
author={Christopher Alberts and Audrey Dorofee and Lisa Marino},
year={2008},
number={CMU/SEI-2008-TR-005},
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8665} }