SE&A's updated IMP/IMS guide and SEP Outline have been posted to SE&A's "Policy and Guidance" site at [https://www.cto.mil/sea/pg/]. Also, SE&A just posted the updated RIO Guide (Sep 2023)
Systems Engineering Processes
The SE processes are used by contractor and Government organizations to provide a framework and methodology to plan, manage and implement technical activities throughout the acquisition life cycle. SE planning and execution should focus on applying the processes and tools in a rigorous, integrated, and disciplined manner to achieve a system solution that balances performance, cost, schedule, and risk.
The eight technical management processes, applicable to all acquisition pathways, provide a consistent framework for managing technical activities and identifying the technical information and events critical to the success of the program. Technical information includes controlled unclassified information (CUI) as well as classified and unclassified Critical Technical Information (CTI) about DoD sponsored research, technology, programs, and systems being acquired. The eight technical processes ensure the system design and the delivered capability reflect the requirements that the stakeholders have expressed. The 16 SE processes are applicable to all the AAF pathways to some degree. The PM and SE will determine which processes to use for their program.
Whereas the technical management processes provide insight of, and control over, the technical development of a system throughout its life cycle, the technical processes are used to design, develop and analyze the system, system elements and enabling system elements required for integration, test, production, deployment, support, operation and disposal. The eight technical processes provide a framework for ensuring and maintaining traceability between stakeholder requirements, systems design and the eventual delivered capability.
For more information refer to Section 4 of the Systems Engineering Guidebook.
|Technical Management Processes||Technical Processes|
|Technical Planning||Stakeholder Requirements Definition|
|Decision Analysis||Requirements Analysis|
|Technical Assessment||Architecture Design|
|Technical Data Management||Validation|