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This Community is your GO-TO PLACE for ALL THINGS REQUIREMENTS! We leverage the Requirements Managers Community’s corporate experience, expertise, and knowledge to provide what you need to get your job done. You can collaborate with our DAU team of experts and your Community peers to help get answers to your questions. Our Community also provides you ready online access to key documents, policies, tools, and other learning assets, as well as links to additional resources, to support you on-the-job and at the point of need. You can help your Requirements Managers Community 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. Build your Community. Improve Acquisition.

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Jack Mohney ([email protected]) - Community Owner
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Funding not associated with a program
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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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Updates to Requirements Management Courses
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​The world of Requirements keeps evolving, and so do our courses to support the Requirements Manager. We've updated several of our Core and Core Plus courses to provide you the latest and greatest you need to keep current. Updated courses now have a four-character designation vs. a three-letter designation. Here is a summary of these changes:

Introduction to JCIDS (was CLR101, now RQM 1010); Analysis of Alternatives (was CLR 151, now RQM 1510); Capabilities-Based Assessments (was CLR 252, now RQM 2500); Developing Performance Attributes (was CLR 252, now RQM 2520).

As always, the Requirements Management Faculty at Defense Acquisition University is here to help you do your Requirements Management job better. If you have any questions or need consulting assistance, you can post it on this Community's Discussion Tab, or you can contact the owner of this Community of Practice, Jack Mohney ([email protected]).    
 

 

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Neuhaus, Bryan - CTR October 2, 2023 - 02:37pm

None of the links are working.

Lutzke, Paul -… January 10, 2024 - 01:40pm

Seems most all of the DAU courses for RM (for Core and Core Plus courses, per AR 71-9 and JCIDS Manual 2018) have changed in recent years...

As of this post, here's what I have:

RQM 1010 replaced CLR 101

RQM 1101 replaced RQM 1100 and RQM 110

RQM 3100V replaced RQM 310

RQM 4030V replaced RQM 403

RQM 4130 replaced RQM 413

RQM 1510 replaced CLR 151

RQM 2500 replaced CLR 250

RQM 2520 replaced CLR 252

CON 0040 replaced CLC 004

Neuhaus, Bryan - CTR January 30, 2024 - 02:47am

Paul, you are correct. The DAU Requirements Management Faculty strive to keep the courses as current as possible. Should you have any questions about the courses, or need support with requirements management, you can contact the Requirements Management Community of Practice owner and Requirements Management Faculty member Jack Mohney at [email protected]

Neuhaus, Bryan - CTR January 30, 2024 - 02:48am

Paul, you are correct. The DAU Requirements Management Faculty strive to keep the courses as current as possible. Should you have any questions about the courses, or need support with requirements management, you can contact the Requirements Management Community of Practice owner and Requirements Management Faculty member Jack Mohney at [email protected]

New Documents Posted on the RM Community of Practice
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We've recently posted several new documents in the RMCoP, from articles, reports, and Job Support Tools (JSTs) to policy and guidance. To see the latest documents, click on "Documents" tab in this Community of Practice.  Use these and all the other resources on the RMCoP to help you do your job better and faster. 

As aways, you can contact Jack Mohney ([email protected]), the owner of this Community of Practice, if you need additional help of faculty support for any Requirements issues. 
 



 

 

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Have a Requirements Issue? DAU Requirements Faculty are here to help.
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​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?

Where do MILSTRIPS fit in with SoS? They are not procurement actions?
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RQM 3100V
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​How does one find and enroll in this course? I've been checking back with DAU for months and it only ever shows as not offered at this time. I'm seeking Level C. thanks,


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Content Author… July 27, 2023 - 08:28am

Tanisha, I'm following up to ensure you obtained the information you are looking for regarding RQM 3100 registration. ​

Content Author… July 11, 2023 - 08:11am

Tanisha. Please check your email. I sent you a separate email to help address your question. 

Updating AAO?
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Does changing an AAO require an update to the CPD/CDD?  Vehicle has an approved CPD and has started initial fielding and completed IOT&E.  Will likely require an increase in AAO based on some fact of life changes.

Does this require a CPD update or is there another process?  CSB?  Is it required to go through an AROC?

I've searched the process guide and JCIDS guide and not clear answer/process.

Thanks,

Robert​

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Content Author… February 24, 2023 - 05:43pm

Hi Robert, 

I am just asking the question if this is within reason.

Based on where the program is in the lifecycle - post MS C with IOT&E completed, have you had a Full Rate Production Decision? If not, couldn't the increased quantities be addressed there at FRP?  The Full Funding Certification Memo would have to be addressed at this time as well and the increased quantities noted.

Content Author… February 22, 2023 - 10:38am

Hi Robert.  AAO is an Army term and it has similarities to processes in the other services.  As far as quantities, JCIDS has to react to changes where IOC/FOC are delayed by 12 months, or if quantities (in the validated CDD) are reduced by 10%.  And a JROC tripwire only applies to requirements documents that have a Joint Staffing Designator of JCB or JROC Interest.  If Joint Information then these decisions are completely up to the Army and the Army processes.  AR 71–9 • 29 June 2021 covers the AAO process in Section 4-4.  Generally, AAO is reviewed annually.  If resourcing does not exist to fulfill the approved AAO then an APO (Army procurement objective) is established.  DAMO-FM tracks the AAO but the AROC approves adjustments.  I believe, based on AR 71-9, the Army has the same requirement to adjust quantities in Army validated CDDs when 10% reductions to validated quantities happen.  And that would go through the AROC.  Hope this helps.

Website Update: DoD Retirement of DAMIR
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For those DoD RMs who seek programmatic information on DoD acquisitions, last Friday DoD retired the Defense Acquisition Management Information Repository (DAMIR) and now relies on the Defense Acquisition Visibiltiy Environment (DAVE) to provide DAMIR capabilities.  For those of you not familiar with DAMIR and DAVE, DAMIR has been the go-to tool for SAR, DAES, and APB reporting.  DAVE includes many other capabilities to include the Acquisition Information Repository (AIR), a repository for acquisition documentation (e.g., Acquisition Strategies and ADMs), Middle Tier of Acquisition (MTA) data, and links to other acquisition-related systems.  Also, OASD(A) reports that SIPR DAVE will go online toward the end of October.  NOTE:  All data posted naturally depends on the date of the last submittals - double-check with your program office contacts to obtain the latest information.  If you have any questions, email me at [email protected].

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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
 

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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 Jack Mohney ([email protected]). The Requirements Management faculty and the RMCoP are your resources to use, when and where you need them, to do your job better.  
 

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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
 

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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 the owner of this Community of Practice, Jack Mohney ([email protected]).   
 

 

 

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Meet DAU's Requirements Management Center Faculty

Meet the Defense Acquisition University/Defense Systems Management College Requirements Management Center faculty.

Jefferies, E (09.20.22).pdf

Prothero, G (09.19.22).pdf

Mohney, J (09.01.22).pdf

Blasch, S (09.02.22).pdf

Rader, J (08.31.22).pdf

 

 

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For the Latest on the JCIDS

Welcome to your Requirements Management Community of Practice (RMCoP). Our purpose: To provide Tailored Support & Content for all DoD RMs, ROs, ACMs, & CIOs, so you can do your job better, faster, and easier in support of our Warfighter.

For the latest on the JCIDS, Click here to access CJCSI 5123 and click here to access the JCIDS Manualeach dated 30 Oct 2021.    

 
Jack Mohney, DAU Requirements Management Professor & RMCoP Owner, [email protected]  
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RM Tools, Guides, and Videos

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 the Requirements Management Community owner, Jack Mohney ([email protected]) for more assistance in getting what you need.


 

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REQUIREMENTS MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

Need help with a Requirements Management issue, project, or document? We'll tailor our help 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. Just contact the Rquirements Management Community owner, Jack Mohney ([email protected])

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Requirements Training & Certification

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:
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​ ​ ​ 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
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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 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RQM 2100 Course Materials
RQM 2100 COURSE VIDEO AND REFERENCES PAGE

First, click here to view the ~6 minute RQM 2100 Introductory Video.

Second, download the course references to your computer.  You have three options:

1. Preferred Method #1:  click here to view the two "Boom Boom" videos and download the two zipped RQM 2100 "Course Shells".  NOTE:  using this method, you MUST extract each zipped Course Shell file to work properly.  After you extract each file, click the file labeled "Start Here" to begin your work.

2.  Backup Method #1: click here to first view the Module 1 "Boom Boom" video and then click here to download the zipped Module 1 Course Shell.  Then when you've completed Module 1, click here to first view the Module 2 "Boom Boom" video and then click here to download the Module 2 Course ShellNOTE:  also using this method, you MUST extract each zipped Course Shell file to work properly.  After you extract each file, click the file labeled "Start Here" to begin your work.   

3. Backup Method #2:  if either method above doesn't work for you (some DoD organizations restrict downloading zipped files), you must then use the significantly more laborious method of downloading each individual file listed below. You can find these files by clicking the menu titled, "RQM 2100 Course Materials".      

NOTE:  be sure to watch both "Boom Boom" videos prior to starting each module.  Also, after downloading ALL the files below to your computer, open & read carefully the file labeled "01. Start Here - Instructions When Downloading Individual Files" prior to starting your work.    

Please contact the RQM 2100 Team ([email protected]) if one of these three methods doesn't work for you.

 

RQM 2100 Course Materials
Name Summary Description
01. Start Here - Instructions, Individual File Download, v4.0 (1) This document is an RQM 2100, v4.0 reference
ADM - RQM 2100, Milestone A, DSMS. v4.0 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.0 reference
CBA Report Extract, DSFS, v4.0 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.0 reference
CDD JST, 29 Mar 2023 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.0 reference
China Military Power Report, Nov 2022 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.0 reference
DNI Annual Threat Assessment, 6 Feb 2023 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.0 reference
Draft CDD, DSMS, v4.0 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.0 reference
Draft ICD, DSMC-A, v4.0 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.0 reference
ICD JST, 30 Mar 2023 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.0 reference
Joint Pub - JP 3-0, Joint Campaigns and Operations This document is an RQM 2100, v4.0 reference
Joint Pub - JP3-09, Joint Fire Support This document is an RQM 2100, v4.0 reference
MDD ADM, DSMC-A, v4.0 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.0 reference, v4.0 course reference. 2023-04-07
Module 1 Boom Boom Video, v4.0 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.0 reference
Module 1 Workbook - RQM 2100, Fillable, v4.0 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.0 reference
Module 2 Boom Boom Video, v4.0 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.0 reference
Module 2 Workbook - RQM 2100, Fillable, v4.0 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.0 reference
MS A ADM, DSMS, v4.0 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.0 reference
Report - N. Korea Military Power, Sep 2021 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.0 reference
RQM 2100 Course Survey, v4.0 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.0 reference
RQM 2100 Module 1 Course Shell, v4.0 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.0 reference
RQM 2100 Module 2 Course Shell, v4.0 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.0 reference
Schmedley Memo, DSMC-A, v4.0 This document is an RQM 2100, v4.0 reference
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Communities

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 CoP. 


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JST - Checklist, USAF, CBA Reviewer
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Currency Review: 24 Aug 2022. Archived. This USAF excel checklist is for use by CBA teams to ensure proper CBA rigor. Applies to processes in 31 Aug 2018 JCIDS Manual. Downloaded from the Air Force portal on 6 Feb 2019.

RQM 2100 - MS A ADM, DSMS, v4.0
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This document is an RQM 2100, v4.0 course reference.

Guidebook - Vol 2I (replacesVol6) Software Development_2022Aug18
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Posted 15 May 2023: This guidebook describes the specific requirements actions and artifacts that support rapid software development efforts via the recently created JCIDS Software ICD pathway AND via the DoDI 5000.87 Software Acquisition Pathway (outside of JCIDS oversight).

Strategy - White House, National Cybersecurity Strategy Plan, 1 Jul 2023
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Posted 26 Jul 2023. This is the unclassified Cybersecurity Strategy Plan issued by the White House.

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