Introduction to Capability Development
This course provides attendees from within the Australian Defence Organisation, other government agencies and industry with an opportunity to develop an understanding of the processes and practices associated with the development and management of capability and capability systems. An overview is provided of the major aspects of capability systems development including systems acquisition, project management, systems engineering, requirements engineering, and conceptual design. Attendees are introduced to the principal capability development artefacts of the Australian Defence Capability Life Cycle (CLC). Practical experience is provided with the definition and development of a number of elements of the capability development documents.
This course is focused on the Australian Defence CLC and is continually updated to reflect the state of the CLC and its artefacts at the time the course runs.
Duration: 3 days
Delivery mode: Classroom
In-house: All states and neighbouring countries, contact the Professional Education Course Unit for more information. Recommended for groups of 10 or more.
What you will receive:
- Comprehensive course notes
- UNSW Canberra certificate of completion/attendance*
- Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
- Masters credit: UNSW Canberra allows students who have successfully completed a minimum of 12 days of approved professional education short courses to use those courses as credit in eligible postgraduate programs.
*pending final results
Anyone within Government or industry requiring an understanding of the capability systems development process, including, but not limited to;
|Business managers||Systems engineers|
|Project managers||Hardware and software engineers|
|Capability development staff||Reliability engineers|
|Project technical staff||Supply chain managers|
Introduction to Australian Capability Systems Development
Australian context for capability systems development | Capability development process | Strategic guidance documents
Introduction to Systems Acquisition
Introduction to systems | Systems acquisition | Systems engineering | Requirements engineering | Introduction to project management
Define business needs and requirements | Define stakeholder needs and requirements | Define system requirements | Identify stakeholders | Mission, goals, objectives | Validation measures | Context diagram | Conceptual Design tutorial
Systems Engineering Management
Technical reviews and audits | Systems test and evaluation | Specifications and standards | Technical risk management | Configuration management | Integration management | Engineering management plan
System requirements framework | Define functional/non-functional requirements | Define performance requirements | Define verification requirements | Assign rationale
Writing and Reviewing Requirements
Guidelines for good requirements | Standard requirements templates or boilerplates | Requirements language | Removing ambiguity | Guide for writing requirements | Requirements review tutorial
Defence Capability Definition Documents
Systems acquisition in Defence | Operational Concept Document (OCD) | Function and Performance Specification (FPS) | Test Concept Document (TCD) | Early Test Plan (ETP) | Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP)
Selected Important OCD Activities
Identify Stakeholders | Identify CS Boundaries (Context Diagram, Consider External Interfaces) | Identify Mission Objectives (Identify Mission and Operational Needs, Secondary Missions) | Identify Policies and Doctrine | Glossary and Referenced Documents | Define Capability System Needs (Identify all End-user Classes, Select Operational Scenarios) | Define Capability System Constraints (Enterprise, Project, External and Design) | A Cautionary Note WRT Constraints | Describe Existing System Capability | Define Materiel System Requirements
A tutorial to demonstrate the process by which selected major OCD activities might be completed.
Capability Development Exercise 1
This exercise comprises a number of small tasks, each of which is designed to reinforce the teaching points in the preceding instruction. The tasks build on each other to provide participants with a firm practical base of the major exercise.
Capability Development Exercises 2 and 3
These exercises are focused on the activities required to get from early businessneeds to writing the system-level requirements for a relatively straightforward system based. The exercises provide participants with practice in the major aspects of capability development as introduced by the course.
Dr Mike Ryan holds BE, MEngSc and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia (FIEAust), a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) in electrical and ITEE colleges, a Senior Member of IEEE (SMIEEE), a Fellow of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), and a Member of the Australian Institute of Management (AIMM). Since 1981, he has held a number of positions in communications and systems engineering and in management and project management. Since 1998, he has been with the School of Engineering and Information Technology, University of New South Wales, Canberra where he is currently the Director of the Capability Systems Centre. His research and teaching interests are in communications and information systems, requirements engineering, systems engineering, and project management. He is the Editor-in-Chief of an international journal, and is the Chair of the Requirements Working Group of INCOSE. He is the author or co-author of twelve books, three book chapters, and over 180 technical papers and reports.
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