Systems of Systems Training

Systems of Systems Training

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Systems of Systems Training Course – Hands-on (Online, Onsite, and Classroom Live!)

Today’s operational environments are dominated by complex Systems of Systems. We now create unprecedented scope and complexity. Extended life cycles, legacy systems, and ongoing re-architecting add to the difficulty. Success requires sound methods to manage complexity while maintaining the integrity of the design and supporting shifting operational priorities.

When you think your systems should be working together better than they are, Systems Of Systems Training presents detailed, useful techniques to develop effective systems of systems and to manage the engineering activities associated with them. The course is designed for program managers, project managers, systems engineers, technical team leaders, logistic support leaders, and others who take part in developing today’s complex systems.

What’s Included?

  • 2 days of Systems of Systems Training with an expert instructor
  • Systems of Systems Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee


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  • We can adapt this Systems of Systems Training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Systems of Systems course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Systems of Systems around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Systems of Systems course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Systems of Systems course:

  • Engineers
  • Technical managers
  • Technicians
  • Logistics and support
  • Pilots
  • Procurement

Systems of Systems Training – Objectives:

Upon completing this Systems Of Systems course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Capabilities engineering methods
  • Architecture frameworks
  • Practical uses of complexity theory
  • Integration strategies to achieve higher-level capabilities
  • Effective collaboration methods
  • T&E for large-scale architectures

Systems of Systems Training – Course Syllabus:

  1. Systems of Systems (SoS) Concepts. What SoS can achieve. Capabilities engineering vs. requirements engineering. Operational issues: geographic distribution, concurrent operations. Development issues: evolutionary, large scale, distributed. Interoperability and synergy in C4ISR. Roles of a project leader in relation to integration and scope control.
  2. Complexity Concepts. Complexity and chaos; scale-free networks; complex adaptive systems; small worlds; synchronization; strange attraction; emergent behaviors. Introduction to the theories and how to work with them in a practical world.
  3. Architecture. Design strategies for large-scale architectures. Architectural Frameworks including the DOD Architectural Framework (DODAF), TOGAF, Zachman Framework, and FEAF. How to use design patterns, constitutions, synergy. Re-Architecting in an evolutionary environment. Working with legacy systems. Robustness and graceful degradation at the design limits. Optimization and measurement of quality.
  4. Integration. Integration strategies for SoS with systems that originated outside the immediate control of the project staff, the difficulty of shifting SoS priorities over the operating life of the systems. Loose coupling integration strategies, the design of open systems, integration planning, and implementation, interface design, use of legacy systems, and COTS.
  5. Collaboration. The SoS environment and its special demands on systems engineering. Collaborative efforts that extend over long periods of time and require effort across organizations. Collaboration occurring explicitly or implicitly, at the same time or at disjoint times, even over decades. Responsibilities from the SoS side and from the component systems side, strategies for managing collaboration, concurrent and disjoint systems engineering; building on the past to meet the future. Strategies for maintaining the integrity of systems engineering efforts over long periods of time when working in independent organizations.
  6. Testing and Evaluation. Testing and evaluation in the SoS environment with unique challenges in evolutionary development. Multiple levels of T&E, why the usual success criteria no longer suffice. Why interface testing is necessary but isn’t enough. Operational definitions for evaluation. Testing for chaotic behavior and emergent behavior. Testing responsibilities in the SoS environment

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