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Requirements Management

 EVERY ACQUISITION BEGINS WITH THE REQUIREMENT. 

Welcome to your Requirements Management Community of Practice (RMCoP)! This is where you can leverage the corporate experience of your peers and collaborate with your DAU team of experts to help get your Requirements Management job done better and faster. 

On this home page, the Pinned Content highlights important information up-front, and the Feed provides rolling content of the most recent RMCoP activity.  Click on the Discussions tab and you can join (or create) relevant community-wide conversations. Go to the Events and Announcements tabs to get the latest news and information. A wealth of documents, tools, and other information are at your fingertips in the Resources and Documents tabs. 

Help your fellow Requirements Managers build on, and pass on, our collective knowledge for getting requirements done right by sharing your best practices, expert knowledge, and lessons learned. Get better outcomes. Improve Acquisition. It all starts with the Requirement–and you. Get better outcomes. Build your Community. Improve Acquisition.

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Greg Prothero ([email protected]) - Center Director & Faculty
Eric Jefferies ([email protected]) - Faculty
Kyle Jette ([email protected]) - Faculty
Stephen Blasch ([email protected]) - Faculty
Jack Mohney ([email protected]) - Community Owner, Faculty
Bryan Neuhaus ([email protected]) - Community Leader
Ivan Teper ([email protected]) - Community Leader

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Announcement / Requirements Management
Want to be Published? DTIC seeking articles
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The DoD Information Analysis Center (DoDIAC) contains three individual centers – Cybersecurity & Information Systems (CS), Defense Systems (DS), and Homeland Defense & Security (HD).  Each of these individual IACs publish two journals annually showcasing exclusive articles which explore new ideas, research, and emerging trends in science, technology, and engineering relevant to the broader defense community. 

The DoDIAC is currently accepting abstracts for the respective journals and seeking contributions from a diverse group of subject matter experts and community researchers.  Abstract and article deadlines are listed for each IAC as follows: 

DSIAC Journal Volume 9, Number 1

  • Abstracts Due: Aug. 2, 2024
  • Article Due: Nov. 8, 2024
  • Planned Publication: January 2025
  • Email:  [email protected] 

 HDIAC Volume 9, Number 1

  • Abstracts Due: Sept. 6, 2024
  • Article Due: Dec. 13, 2024
  • Planned Publication: March 2025
  • Email:  [email protected] 

 CSIAC Volume 9, Number 2

  • Abstracts Due: Oct. 25, 2024
  • Article Due: Jan. 31, 2025
  • Planned Publication: May 2025
  • Email:  [email protected] 

 If you are interested in becoming a featured author, please visit the Journals’ homepages to learn more:

ACQuipedia Articles for the Requirements Manager
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ACQuipedia provides the acquisition workforce with quick access to information in a succinct and digestible format. Article content aggregates the most relevant references and learning assets to narrowly focus users and quickly provide high value information.

Use this link to access DAU's ACQuipedia library: 

Acquipedia List | www.dau.edu

In ACQuipedia, you may have to look up articles specific to Requirements Management by the article name. Here is a list of current articles specific to Requirements Management (as of 7-16-24). 

ARQM 006 Concept of Operations (CONOPS)
ARQM 009 DOTmLPF-P Analysis
ARQM 018 Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS)
ARQM 025 National Strategies: Security, Defense, and Military
ARQM 003 Capability Development Document
ARQM 019 Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) Documentation
ARQM 002 Capabilities Based Assessment (CBA)
ARQM 015 Initial Capabilities Document   (ICD)
ARQM 022 Key Performance Parameters (KPPs)
ARQM 029 Performance Attributes 
ARQM 010 DOTmLPF-P Change Recommendation (DCR)
ARQM 020 Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC)
ARQM 008 DoD Strategic Guidance
ARQM 001 Analysis of Alternatives (AoA)
ARQM 014 Functional Capabilities Board (FCB)
ARQM 028 System Survivability Key Performance Parameter (KPP) (Mandatory KPP)
ARQM 016 Initial Operational Capability (IOC)
ARQM 017 IT Box Capabilities Documents: IS ICD & IS CDD
ARQM 013 Full Operational Capability (FOC)
ARQM 011 Energy Key Performance Parameter (KPP) (Mandatory KPP)
ARQM 007 Document Staffing and Validation
ARQM 023 Key Systems Attribute (KSA)
ARQM 026 Net-Ready Performance Attributes
ARQM 024 Mandatory Performance Attributes
ARQM 021 Joint Staffing Designator (JSD)
ARQM 012 Force Protection Key Performance Parameter (KPP) (Mandatory KPP)
Requirements Management Training & Certification Overview
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REQUIREMENTS MANAGEMENT (RM) CERTIFICATION, TRAINING & CONSULTING POCs


 

 
 

CERTIFICATION INFORMATION: By Congressional Mandate (NDAA FY2007, Section 801), all DoD military & civilian personnel responsible for identifying warfighter capabilities and generating requirements for Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs) MUST be certified. DAU provides the training while the Services and Agencies do the actual certification.  As such, DoD uses four levels of RM Certification: Level A, B, C, and D as specified in the JCIDS Manual. The diagram below summarizes the relationship between RM certification levels, associated training, as well as a summary of the duties (NOTE: this varies between the Services and Agencies). 

RMCT Joint Training Standard 2021 as-is and 2022 recommendations.PNG  
 

LEVEL A: Contribute to Requirements generation and capability development in various capacities to include: Stating users’ needs, analysis, subject matter or domain expertise, document staffing and coordination, administrative support.

LEVEL B:  Write requirements and requirements documents; fill specific capacities to include: lead study elements, adjudicate comments, facilitate document development and coordination across organizations.

LEVEL C: Support the creation and staffing of requirements documents; train others on “Big A” acquisition topics; represent Services, Agencies, or CCMDS in requirements, acquisition, or resourcing forums; support presentations at Service-level or Functional Capability Boards (FCBs); lead or coordinate activities focused on requirements generation and capability development, including but not limited to: writing and editing capability requirements documents, participate in requirements related IPTs, significant role in requirements related studies and analysis.

LEVEL D: Validate and approve JCIDS documents; provide senior leadership and oversight of JCIDS analysis and staffing; enforce capability requirements standards and accountability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAINING: DAU provides required Core Training for each RMCT level, and Core Plus training for specific requirements tasks, shown in the table below. Use 'click' or 'control-click' on Course Number for course details. You can also view courses and schedules in the DAU icatalog.

REQUIREMENTS MANAGEMENT TRAINING COURSES1
CORE TRAINING:
COURSE #​​
CORE TRAINING TITLE


 

​ ​ ​ Certification Level
A B C D
RQM 1010 
(replaces CLR 101)
Introduction to JCIDS (online/self-directed learning) 

 
X​ X​ X
 
RQM 1101 
(replaces RQM 110, RQM 1100)​
Core Concepts for Requirements Management (online/self-directed learning) ​ 
 
X​ X
RQM 1010 & RQM 1101 are prerequisites ​
Advanced Concepts for Requirements Management (resident, 4.5 days)
X
Note: (O-7 Select through O-9 and SES equivalents only)
Requirements Management Executive Overview (resident, 
1.0 day) 
X
Note: (O-10 and SES equivalent only)
Senior Leader Requirements Course (resident, tailored) (formerly RQM 413) 
 
X
CORE-PLUS TRAINING:
COURSE #​​
CORE-PLUS TRAINING TITLE
​ ​
RQM 2100 
RQM 1101 is a prerequisites  
 
​Applications Skills for Requirements Managers (online) 
 
Currently Optional​ (but recommended)
RQM 1510   
(replaces CLR 151) 
 
Analysis of Alternatives (AoA, online/self-directed learning) ​Optional 
 
RQM 2500   
(if course is not yet active, go to CLR 250)
Capabilities-Based Assessment (CBA, online/self-directed learning) ​ ​Optional 
 
RQM 2520 
(replaces CLR 252)     
 
Developing Performance Attributes (online/self-directed learning) 
​ ​​Optional 
 

 

For additional information or questions, please contact one of the DAU Requirements Management faculty below:

Greg Prothetro:    [email protected]

Eric Jefferies:        [email protected] 

Jack Mohney:       [email protected] 

Steve Blasche:      [email protected] 

Kyle Jette:             [email protected] 

 

 

 

 

 

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Need help with a Requirements Management issue, project, or document? We'll tailor our expertise to your needs - from topic-specific training for your team, to reviewing your requirements-related documents, to discussing a requirements issue with a Requirements Management subject matter expert. 

And usually at no cost to you.

Just contact one of the Requirements Management Faculty to request DAU support:

Greg Prothero                  [email protected]  

Jack Mohney, faculty       [email protected]  

Eric Jefferies, Faculty       [email protected] 

Steve Blasch, Faculty       [email protected] 

Kyle Jette, Faculty            [email protected]   

 

 

 

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AoAs for DBS(BCAT)
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June 26, 2024 - 12:20pm
QUESTION

I am looking for guidance surrounding Analysis of Alternatives as they relate to Defense Business Systems (i.e. BCAT). While I understand the benefit of performing an AoA regardless of Acq category, I imagine there are far less regulations surrounding BCAT considering they have a different lifecycle.

 I recently took RQM 1510 Analysis of Alternatives hoping to find the distinction I was looking for, but the best I got was a reference to: DoDI 5000.84, Analysis of Alternatives. The DoDI states “DoD Components will conduct AoAs for MDAPs” but doesn’t speak to ACAT/BCAT etc. This suggests that the AoA process is exactly the same which I do not believe to be true. Most all the resources I have reviewed either specific ACAT or nothing, with no reference to DBS/BCAT. This is causing me some heartburn and so I am hopeful you all can set me straight.

Any guidance or reference materiel you are able to provide would be greatly appreciated.

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Neuhaus, Bryan - CTR June 26, 2024 - 12:24pm

(from DAU Requirements Management Faculty)

Your question is a fantastic one, there is policy and language regarding AoAs and the MCA pathway but not much outside of that pathway.   

 In addition, the AoA is specifically and only required by law for MDAPs (by definition MDAPs are following the MCA Pathway).  The applicability by Title 10 is referenced in DoDI 5000.84 paragraph 1.2..  By policy (DoDI 5000.85) AoAs are required for all other MCA pathway programs (ACAT II - ACAT IV). 

 1.2. POLICY.  (5000.84)

DoD Components will conduct AoAs for MDAPs pursuant to Section 832 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, and in support of the certifications to be executed pursuant to Sections 2366a and 2366b of Title 10, United States Code.

 3.5. MDD.  (5000.85)

a. Purpose.

The MDD is the mandatory entry point into the major capability acquisition process and is informed by a validated requirements document (e.g., an initial capabilities document (ICD) or equivalent) and the completion of the analysis of alternatives (AoA) study guidance and the AoA study plan.

 AoA study guidance is attached to the ADM

 Glad to hear you acknowledge that an AoA (or some type of analysis) would be good for a DBS program, and we would agree since AoAs are prescriptive.  But, per DoDI 5000.84 the study guidance issued by CAPE for an MDAP program requires seven items that may not all be applicable to a DBS program, e.g. includes fully burdened cost of fuel.  But the conduct and execution of an AoA is tailorable to provide answers to decision makers as to which system the agency should pursue, and I would think that could be very valuable to a DBS program.  Engagement with the MDA for input would be valuable. 

 There is a phase of the BCAC that focuses on Solution Analysis but does not specifically mention an AoA.  Likewise, the AAFDID does not mention an AoA under the DBS pathway as well.

From the 5000.75:  Solution Analysis.

 The functional sponsor leads this phase with guidance from the appropriate CMO decision authority and support from the program manager and MDA. The objective of this phase is to determine the high-level business processes supporting the future capabilities to  maximize use of existing business solutions and minimize creation of requirements that can only be satisfied by a business system.

 (1) Phase Description.

(a) Future capabilities are based on reengineering the high-level future business processes that will deliver the capabilities. This includes selecting and tailoring commercial best practices to meet the needs of the end user community.

 (b) Definition of the future capabilities will include market analysis and research of other organizations with similar capabilities to identify processes that can be adopted.

(c) The functional sponsor must ensure funding is available to support the phase activities and must provide a plan for funding future phases, as appropriate. The availability of funding must be validated by the appropriate resource official prior to the Functional Requirements ATP.

 

 Of note, the BDS/BCAC (5000.75) Decision Authorities & Statutory Requirements do not highlight the AoA process or product either.  The iterative process of the BCAC is similar in design to the software acquisition process.  The SWA pathway (5000.87) has no mention of an AoA, but the embedded option implies that it may allow for the leveraging of analysis from the MCA pathway (a point to consider).   AoAs (or analysis in general) that were performed can be updated moving forward in the process.

 We hope this helps, If this is confusing feel free to call me to discuss.

Discussions / Requirements Management
Rate the Requirements Management CoP
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June 13, 2024 - 02:40pm
QUESTION

Your new Requirements Management Community of Practice (RMCoP has been up and running now for eight months. We want to know how well it is working for you and meeting your needs.

Please respond to this discussion and rate this Community of Practice on a scale from 1(very poor) to 10(great!), and tell us why you gave the rating you did. Please be as specific as possible so we know what we need to improve. 

We appreciate your participation in this discussion. And if you need any help with a requirements issue, please reach out to the points of contact on the home page of this Community of Practice.

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Discussions / Requirements Management
Funding not associated with a program
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February 21, 2024 - 12:10am
QUESTION

My comptroller believes a program is not required to get funding to support our data center. We support the DOD with weather and have a system that was started as an ACAT 1M and an annual budget for procurement of about 10M to 20M depending on the year. Need some help trying to explain that if there wasn't a POR , the annual O&M and Procurement would not be in the budget.

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Stanford, Blair March 8, 2024 - 06:40pm

The DAU glossary provides a definition of Program of Record (POR)   https://www.dau.edu/acquipedia-article/program-record-por

 

In practice however, people use the term Program of Record loosely. Some utilize the term Program of Record to mean anything within the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP), while others view a Program of Record as a specific military acquisition program that has been approved by the DoD's acquisition authorities for development, production, and sustainment; these programs are often significant in scope, involving the development or procurement of major weapon systems, equipment, or services. 

 

So, context in using the term Program of Record is important. Using a narrow definition, the DoD funds many activities that would not be considered a Program of Record. 

 

Regardless of whether an activity/program is considered an official Program of Record or not, all DoD funding decisions are made through the DoD's annual Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process.  DoD component organizations participate in the submission of Program Objective Memorandums (POM) and Budget Estimate Submissions (BES) to request resources.  The activities/programs that the DoD decides to allocate resources to are listed in the Future Year Defense Program (FYDP). The two primary elements of a FYDP are the Program Element (PE) and Resource Identification Code (RIC).

 

For any resources your organization has, the budget documents will identify the associated Budget Line Item (BLI) for Procurement and the Activity Group /Sub Activity Group (AG/SAG) for Operation and Maintenance funding.

 

Does this answer your question?

Discussions / Requirements Management
Have a Requirements Issue? DAU Requirements Faculty are here to help.
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March 30, 2023 - 08:13am
QUESTION

​Are you struggling with a requirements issue? Trying to find some guidance on a requirements document you are working on? Looking for some consulting support with your unique requirements situation? You can reach out to the DAU Requirements Management Faculty for the help you need. How? You can put your question here in the Discussions Tab, or you can email Jack Mohney ([email protected]), the owner of this Requirements Management Community of Practice (RMCoP).  
 

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Hay, Robert - … January 24, 2024 - 12:55pm

This isn't directly requirements related but wasn't sure the best topic to ask the question.  I am trying to locate what Regulation or Policy details the scope of a Post Fielding Training Assessment.  It may not even be called this any longer, but I've exhausted my searching skills and need some help finding details so I can start planning for one.  Thanks,  RH

Graves, George… January 24, 2024 - 09:53pm

We're in the middle of the design portion of a shipbuilding program and we're questioning a Military Standard that is referenced in the ship building specs. We cannot find a reference that says we have to include the MIL-STD and the standard itself says, "“This Standard applies to new surface ships….This standard is applicable to surface ships that must be XXX survivable.” So whom do I ask if this MIL-STD is applicable to my program? The CDD does not call out this survivability directly, but we've seen new requirements "added" with blanket applicability. How do I trace if this requirement is valid for my ship?

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Announcements / Requirements Management

Community Announcement / Requirements Management
Want to be Published? DTIC seeking articles
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The DoD Information Analysis Center (DoDIAC) contains three individual centers – Cybersecurity & Information Systems (CS), Defense Systems (DS), and Homeland Defense & Security (HD).  Each of these individual IACs publish two journals annually showcasing exclusive articles which explore new ideas, research, and emerging trends in science, technology, and engineering relevant to the broader defense community. 

The DoDIAC is currently accepting abstracts for the respective journals and seeking contributions from a diverse group of subject matter experts and community researchers.  Abstract and article deadlines are listed for each IAC as follows: 

DSIAC Journal Volume 9, Number 1

  • Abstracts Due: Aug. 2, 2024
  • Article Due: Nov. 8, 2024
  • Planned Publication: January 2025
  • Email:  [email protected] 

 HDIAC Volume 9, Number 1

  • Abstracts Due: Sept. 6, 2024
  • Article Due: Dec. 13, 2024
  • Planned Publication: March 2025
  • Email:  [email protected] 

 CSIAC Volume 9, Number 2

  • Abstracts Due: Oct. 25, 2024
  • Article Due: Jan. 31, 2025
  • Planned Publication: May 2025
  • Email:  [email protected] 

 If you are interested in becoming a featured author, please visit the Journals’ homepages to learn more:

Community Announcement / Requirements Management
Resources for the Requirements Manager
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​Need help writing an Initial Capabilities Document (ICD), a Capabilities Based Assessment (CBA), a Capability Development Document (CDD), a Capabilities Needs Statement (CNS), or a Joint DOTmLPF-P Change Recommendation (DCR)? We have Job Support Tools to help you. They are located in the Documents tab of this Community of Practice. 

Don't see what you need? Contact one of the DAU Requirements Management faculty below. The Requirements Management faculty and the RMCoP are your resources to use, when and where you need them, to do your job better.  
 

Greg Prothero [email protected]

Eric Jefferies [email protected] 

Jack Mohney [email protected] 

Steve Blasche [email protected] 

Kyle Jette [email protected] 

Community Announcement / Requirements Management
Annual Acquisition Awards - Nominations. DEADLINE IS 30 AUGUST!
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We encourage you to recognize the good work your Requirements Managers are doing. Nominations for the annual Acquisition Awards are being accepted through August 2024. Please see the attachment or URL for more information. 

Annual Acquisition Awards - Nominations
Community Announcement / Requirements Management
Fillable ICD & CDD Checklists
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​We just updated our two DAU-developed ICD and CDD checklists.  These are two of the many tools we've posted or linked to in our Requirements Management Community of Practice (RMCoP).  To find more helpful tools, just go to the documents tab of this Community of Practice. If you need further assistance, you can contact any of the DAU Requirements Management Faculty:

Jack Mohney ([email protected])

Eric Jefferies ([email protected])

Steve Blasch ([email protected])

Kyle Jette ([email protected])

 
 

 

 

Community Announcement / Requirements Management
FY25 Requirements Management Courses Schedule
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(For online self-directed learning courses: (1) go to www.dau.edu, (2) click on Training, (4) click on Courses, (5) enter "RQM" in the search bar.)

ANNOUNCING FY25 REQUIREMENTS MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTOR-LED COURSES SCHEDULE

PLAN AHEAD to take your Requirements Management Courses in FY25. These statutorily required courses for Requirement Managers are virtual, so no travel is required, and the CLPs earned can be used to meet other professional certification or licensure requirements (PDU/CPE credit). 

If you are looking for asynchronous self-directed learning (non-Instructor-led) courses, click on this link, click on the course that interests you for a description and to apply for the selected course.  

https://www.dau.edu/search?f%5B0%5D=content_type%3Acourses&f%5B1%5D=course_area%3ARQM&f%5B2%5D=course_delivery_mode%3AOnline%20Training%20%28OLT%29   

  

RQM 3100V, Advanced Concepts and Skills for Requirements Managers, is required for Level C certification in Requirements Management, is five days long, and will be offered eight times in FY24. Requirements Managers need to contact their appropriate Component Acquisition Representative (CAR) to register for this course. Allow yourself time for the prerequisites, which can be taken online asynchronously at your own pace.

Offering dates: 

1 10/21/2024 – 10/25/2024
2 12/9/2024 – 12/13/2024
3 1/13/2025 – 1/17/2025
4 3/3/2025 – 3/7/20205
5 5/5/2025 – 5/9/2025
6 6/9/2025 – 6/13/2025
7 7/14/2025 – 7/18/2025
8 9/8/2025 – 9/12/2025

 

RQM 4030V, Requirements Executive Overview, is required for Level D requirements Management Certification (RMCT) and is intended for One, Two, and Three-Star General Officers, Flag Officers, equivalent members of the Senior Executive Service in Requirements Management roles, and Political Appointees. Contact your CAR to register for this course. The course is virtual, is one day long, and is offered nine times in FY24.

Offering dates:

1 10/30/2024
2 11/20/2024
3 1/29/2025
4 2/26/2025
5 4/2/2025
6 6/4/2025
7 7/23/2025
8 8/20/2025
9 9/17/2025

 

RQM 4130, Senior Leader Requirements Course, meets the Level D certification requirement for the Requirements Management Certification Training (RMCT) and is restricted to Four-Star General Officers, equivalent Flag Officers, and Agency Heads/Directors with position duties which involve (1) prioritizing Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP) requirements, (2) modifying MDAP requirements, or (3) appointing and removing participants in the approval chain for MDAP documents. The course is offered on an as-needed basis or by request, in person or virtually for the National Capital Region, and virtually for other locations. Contact your CAR to register for this course.

 

Please contact Eric Jefferies ([email protected]) if you have questions about registering for any of these courses.

ANNOUNCING FY25 REQUIREMENTS MANAGEMENT COURSES SCHEDULE (317331)
Community Announcement / Requirements Management
Joint Staff Memo of Policy, MOP 77, Requirements Generation System (RGS), 17 Sep 1992
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​For those of you interested in history, specifically requirements history, I just posted the Joint Staff Memo of Policy, MOP 77, Requirements Generation System (RGS) Policies and Procedures, signed by Lt Gen Henry Viccellio, (then) Director, Joint Staff, on 17 Sep 1992.  It can be found in the Documents tab of this Community of Practice.
 

For those who’ve not been in the business prior to the dawn of JCIDS, the DoD RGS is the precursor to the current DoD JCIDS.  

Enjoy,
 

Jack Mohney
 

Community Announcement / Requirements Management
Posted: National Security Strategy (NSS), 12 Oct 2022
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​We've just posted the new National Security Strategy (NSS)This document is published by the Executive Branch of the United States government and is a comprehensive statement articulating the worldwide interests, goals, and objectives of the United States that are important to its security. It can be found in the Documents tab in this Community of Practice.

Jack
 

Resources / Requirements Management

Community Resource / Requirements Management
ACQuipedia Articles for the Requirements Manager

ACQuipedia provides the acquisition workforce with quick access to information in a succinct and digestible format. Article content aggregates the most relevant references and learning assets to narrowly focus users and quickly provide high value information.

Use this link to access DAU's ACQuipedia library: 

Acquipedia List | www.dau.edu

In ACQuipedia, you may have to look up articles specific to Requirements Management by the article name. Here is a list of current articles specific to Requirements Management (as of 7-16-24). 

ARQM 006 Concept of Operations (CONOPS)
ARQM 009 DOTmLPF-P Analysis
ARQM 018 Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS)
ARQM 025 National Strategies: Security, Defense, and Military
ARQM 003 Capability Development Document
ARQM 019 Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) Documentation
ARQM 002 Capabilities Based Assessment (CBA)
ARQM 015 Initial Capabilities Document   (ICD)
ARQM 022 Key Performance Parameters (KPPs)
ARQM 029 Performance Attributes 
ARQM 010 DOTmLPF-P Change Recommendation (DCR)
ARQM 020 Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC)
ARQM 008 DoD Strategic Guidance
ARQM 001 Analysis of Alternatives (AoA)
ARQM 014 Functional Capabilities Board (FCB)
ARQM 028 System Survivability Key Performance Parameter (KPP) (Mandatory KPP)
ARQM 016 Initial Operational Capability (IOC)
ARQM 017 IT Box Capabilities Documents: IS ICD & IS CDD
ARQM 013 Full Operational Capability (FOC)
ARQM 011 Energy Key Performance Parameter (KPP) (Mandatory KPP)
ARQM 007 Document Staffing and Validation
ARQM 023 Key Systems Attribute (KSA)
ARQM 026 Net-Ready Performance Attributes
ARQM 024 Mandatory Performance Attributes
ARQM 021 Joint Staffing Designator (JSD)
ARQM 012 Force Protection Key Performance Parameter (KPP) (Mandatory KPP)
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Requirements Management Training & Certification Overview

REQUIREMENTS MANAGEMENT (RM) CERTIFICATION, TRAINING & CONSULTING POCs


 

 
 

CERTIFICATION INFORMATION: By Congressional Mandate (NDAA FY2007, Section 801), all DoD military & civilian personnel responsible for identifying warfighter capabilities and generating requirements for Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs) MUST be certified. DAU provides the training while the Services and Agencies do the actual certification.  As such, DoD uses four levels of RM Certification: Level A, B, C, and D as specified in the JCIDS Manual. The diagram below summarizes the relationship between RM certification levels, associated training, as well as a summary of the duties (NOTE: this varies between the Services and Agencies). 

RMCT Joint Training Standard 2021 as-is and 2022 recommendations.PNG  
 

LEVEL A: Contribute to Requirements generation and capability development in various capacities to include: Stating users’ needs, analysis, subject matter or domain expertise, document staffing and coordination, administrative support.

LEVEL B:  Write requirements and requirements documents; fill specific capacities to include: lead study elements, adjudicate comments, facilitate document development and coordination across organizations.

LEVEL C: Support the creation and staffing of requirements documents; train others on “Big A” acquisition topics; represent Services, Agencies, or CCMDS in requirements, acquisition, or resourcing forums; support presentations at Service-level or Functional Capability Boards (FCBs); lead or coordinate activities focused on requirements generation and capability development, including but not limited to: writing and editing capability requirements documents, participate in requirements related IPTs, significant role in requirements related studies and analysis.

LEVEL D: Validate and approve JCIDS documents; provide senior leadership and oversight of JCIDS analysis and staffing; enforce capability requirements standards and accountability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAINING: DAU provides required Core Training for each RMCT level, and Core Plus training for specific requirements tasks, shown in the table below. Use 'click' or 'control-click' on Course Number for course details. You can also view courses and schedules in the DAU icatalog.

REQUIREMENTS MANAGEMENT TRAINING COURSES1
CORE TRAINING:
COURSE #​​
CORE TRAINING TITLE


 

​ ​ ​ Certification Level
A B C D
RQM 1010 
(replaces CLR 101)
Introduction to JCIDS (online/self-directed learning) 

 
X​ X​ X
 
RQM 1101 
(replaces RQM 110, RQM 1100)​
Core Concepts for Requirements Management (online/self-directed learning) ​ 
 
X​ X
RQM 1010 & RQM 1101 are prerequisites ​
Advanced Concepts for Requirements Management (resident, 4.5 days)
X
Note: (O-7 Select through O-9 and SES equivalents only)
Requirements Management Executive Overview (resident, 
1.0 day) 
X
Note: (O-10 and SES equivalent only)
Senior Leader Requirements Course (resident, tailored) (formerly RQM 413) 
 
X
CORE-PLUS TRAINING:
COURSE #​​
CORE-PLUS TRAINING TITLE
​ ​
RQM 2100 
RQM 1101 is a prerequisites  
 
​Applications Skills for Requirements Managers (online) 
 
Currently Optional​ (but recommended)
RQM 1510   
(replaces CLR 151) 
 
Analysis of Alternatives (AoA, online/self-directed learning) ​Optional 
 
RQM 2500   
(if course is not yet active, go to CLR 250)
Capabilities-Based Assessment (CBA, online/self-directed learning) ​ ​Optional 
 
RQM 2520 
(replaces CLR 252)     
 
Developing Performance Attributes (online/self-directed learning) 
​ ​​Optional 
 

 

For additional information or questions, please contact one of the DAU Requirements Management faculty below:

Greg Prothetro:    [email protected]

Eric Jefferies:        [email protected] 

Jack Mohney:       [email protected] 

Steve Blasche:      [email protected] 

Kyle Jette:             [email protected] 

 

 

 

 

 

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REQUIREMENTS MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

Need help with a Requirements Management issue, project, or document? We'll tailor our expertise to your needs - from topic-specific training for your team, to reviewing your requirements-related documents, to discussing a requirements issue with a Requirements Management subject matter expert. 

And usually at no cost to you.

Just contact one of the Requirements Management Faculty to request DAU support:

Greg Prothero                  [email protected]  

Jack Mohney, faculty       [email protected]  

Eric Jefferies, Faculty       [email protected] 

Steve Blasch, Faculty       [email protected] 

Kyle Jette, Faculty            [email protected]   

 

 

 

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Tools, Guides, and Videos for the Requirements Manager

DOD REQUIREMENTS MANAGEMENT:

JOB SUPPORT TOOLS (JSTs), LINKS, REFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, & VIDEOS

 

To view DAU's full list of acquisition tools and resources, please follow this link: DAU Tools Database 

If you don't find what you need, please contact any of the Requirements Faculty below for support or more assistance in getting what you need.

Greg Prothero [email protected]

Eric Jefferies [email protected] 

Jack Mohney [email protected] 

Steve Blasche [email protected] 

Kyle Jette [email protected] 


 

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There are nearly 50 other Communities of Practice (CoP) sites on DAU.edu, many of which will be of interest to members of the Requirements Management Community of Practice. See what they have to offer you.

Click on DAU COMMUNITIES at the bottom of this block to access all communities.
 

 

 

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Meet the Defense Acquisition University/Defense Systems Management College Requirements Management Center faculty. Faculty bios are attached below.  If you need Requirements Management Support, contact one of the Points of Contact on the Home Page of this Community. Together, we can do more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RQM 2100, v4.5 Course Reference Page
RQM 2100, V4.5 INSTRUCTIONS

First:  Click Here to open, complete, and submit the RQM 2100, v4.5 Academic Integrity Agreement

Second:  Click Here to view the ~6 minute RQM 2100, v4.5 Welcome Video

Third:  Download the course references to your computer.  You have two options:

1. Preferred Method:  open the listing below and download both the Module 1 and Module 2 "Course Shells".  You do not need to download any additional files using this method.  NOTE when using this method, you MUST extract each zipped Course Shell file to work properly.  After you extract each file, click the button labeled "Start Here" to begin your work. 

2. Backup Method:  If the Preferred Method above doesn't work (some DoD organizations restrict downloading zipped files), then you must use the significantly more laborious method of downloading each individual file listed below.  After downloading all required files, open the file labeled "01. Start Here - RQM 2100, v4.5" and follow the instructions to begin your work.   
Should you have trouble with either method above, please contact the RQM 2100 Team at the following email address:  [email protected] 

 

Click Here to view the listing of all downloadable RQM 2100, v4.5 course references:  

Preferred Download Method

 Description

RQM 2100 Module 1 Course Shell, v4.5 This zipped file contains all documents needed to complete Module 1 of RQM 2100, v4.5
RQM 2100 Module 2 Course Shell, v4.5 This zipped file contains all documents needed to complete Module 2 of RQM 2100, v4.5
   

Backup Download Method

 
01. Start Here - RQM 2100, v4.5 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.5 reference for both Module 1 and Module 2
JCIDS Manual This document is an RQM 2100, v4.5 reference for both Module 1 and Module 2
RQM 2100 Academic Integrity Agreement Link, v4.5 This link applies to RQM 2100, v4.5 Module 1 and Module 2
RQM 2100 Course Survey Link, v4.5 This link applies to RQM 2100, v4.5 Module 1 and Module 2

Module 1 References

 
Module 1 Boom Boom Video, v4.5 This video supports RQM 2100, v4.5 Module 1
Module 1 Workbook, v4.5 This workbook applies to RQM 2100, v4.5 Module 1
ICD JST, v4.5 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.5 Module 1 job support tool (JST)
CBA Report Extract, v4.5 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.5 Module 1 reference
DSMC-A Draft ICD, v4.5 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.5 Module 1 reference
JP 3-0, Joint Campaigns and Operations This document is an RQM 2100, v4.5 Module 1 reference
JP 3-09, Joint Campaigns and Operations This document is an RQM 2100, v4.5 Module 1 reference
Schmedley Memo, v4.5 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.5 Module 1 reference
Threat Extract, v4.5 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.5 Module 1 reference

Module 2 References

 
Module 2 Boom Boom Video, v4.5 This video supports RQM 2100, v4.5 Module 2
Module 2 Workbook, v4.5 This workbook applies to RQM 2100, v4.5 Module 2
CDD JST, v4.5 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.5 Module 2 job support tool (JST)
DoDI 5000.85, MCA This document is an RQM 2100, v4.5 Module 2 reference
DSMS Draft CDD, v4.5 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.5 Module 2 reference
JCA Definitions This document is an RQM 2100, v4.5 Module 2 reference
MDD ADM, v4.5 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.5 Module 2 reference
Milestone A ADM, v4.5 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.5 Module 2 reference
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https://www.section508.gov/training/

 

 

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Manual - CJCSM 3500.04F Universal Joint Task Manual
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Currency Review: 8 Jul 2024. The UJTL task development tool (UTDT) is the authoritative and real-time UJTL database and is located on NIPRNet at https://utdt.js.mil Anonymous log-in is permitted.

Link - Adaptive Acquisition Framework Document Identification (AAFDID)
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Currency Review: 24 Aug 2022. This link goes to the DAU "Golden Source" website that describes what is required for each of the AAF pathways.

Link - AF ePublishing Website
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Posted 30 Sep 2022. This link is to the Air Force e-publishing website, where you can find all AF docs & pubs on acquisition and resourcing.

Link - USA Futures and Concepts Center Website
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Currency Review: 24 Aug 2022. This website, maintained by AFC's Futures and Concepts Center is a repository of the Army's Warfighting Concepts.

Link - USA, Army Cost Performance Portal
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Currency Review: 24 Aug 2022. This CAC-enabled website, hosted by the Army's DASA-CE, contains guides, tools, and policy for how the Army does cost analysis. It requires registration and must be on Govt ISP (or access via VPN if remote).

Report - Link - Army Modernization Strategy Concerns by CRS
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Currency Review: 24 Aug 2022. Archived. This Congressional Research Service (CRS) report asks questions and brings up concerns with Army modernization. Dated 7 Feb 2020.

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Currency Review: 24 Aug 2022. This Congressional Research Service (CRS) report describes the Army's Long Range Precision Fires (LRPF) programs. Dated 16 March 2021.

Chart - JPD vs JSD, 1992-2021, v4.0, 10 May 2023
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Posted 11 May 2023: This chart summarizes the historical shift from Joint Potential Designator to Joint Staffing Designator

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