Systems Development With DOD 5000

Systems Development With DOD 5000

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Systems Development with DOD 5000

All design, development and acquisition of new systems (hardware, software, platforms, communications, etc.) within the United States Department of Defense (DoD) follows the DOD 5000 acquisition lifecycle process:

The DoD 5000 process provides a set of best practices and associated documentation that needs to be used for companies that are designing information systems that will be used within the DoD or any of the armed services (e.g. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps).

The DoD 5000 documents the processes that needs to be followed by each of these activities:

  • Systems Engineering
  • Software Acquisition Management
  • Test and Evaluation
  • Manufacturing and Production
  • Project and Program Management

Inflectra provides its customers in the Defense community with powerful tools to perform each of these activities with complete traceability across the entire acquisition lifecycle:

Systems Engineering

The Systems Engineering (SE) Process controls the total system development effort for the purpose of achieving an optimum balance of all system elements. It is designed to translate operational need and/or requirements into a system.

SpiraTeam provides a complete requirements and system engineering platform to capture and analyze your requirements and plan the development and testing activities that will need to take place to translate the requirements into components and ultimately a functioning system:

Test and Evaluation

Test and Evaluation (T&E) is the process by which a system or components are compared against requirements and specifications through testing. The results are evaluated to assess progress of design, performance, and supportability.

SpiraTest from Inflectra is the only system commercially available that provides both test coverage of components at the test case and test step level:

Specifically, traceability of requirements to the individual test steps is required for mission systems where the individual actions performed need to be tied back to the original specifications and requirements:

Project and Program Management

Within the DoD methodology, cost, schedule, performance, and risk define the basic dimensions of program management that need to be managed. SpiraTeam provides a complete project and program management capability, fully integrated into the systems engineering lifecycle that lets you manage your schedule, objectives, performance and risk:

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