April 21 Tutorial: Building Your Concept of Operations (CONOPS)
One of the lost arts in Systems Engineering is the development and use of the Concept of Operations (CONOPS). Dr. Steven Dam along with Dr. Dinesh Verma authored a chapter on this subject in a recent Joint DoD/NASA-sponsored book entitled “Applied Space Systems Engineering.” Dr. Dam will use this text and recent experience in developing CONOPS for the Department of Defense to discuss how to develop a CONOPS using architectures and scenarios. This tutorial will discuss how to: 1) validate the mission scope and the system boundary; 2) describe the operational environment, and primary constraints and drivers; 3) develop key operational scenarios, and associated timelines; 4) synthesize, analyze, and assess key implementation concepts; 5) validate and baseline the operational architecture for the system of interest; and 6) Document and iterate through Architecture and the DoD Architecture Framework. Come participate in this dynamic and interesting tutorial.
Time:11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Brio Tuscan Grille
Tysons Corner Mall
7854L Tysons Corner Center
McLean, VA 22102
Steven H. Dam, Ph.D. Dr. Dam is the President and Founder of the Systems and Proposal Engineering Company (SPEC Innovations), based in Marshall, VA. He has been involved with structured analysis, software development, and system engineering for over 30 years. He participated in the development of C4ISR Architecture Framework and DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF), the Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office (DARO) Vision Architecture, the Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA), and Net-Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) architecture. He currently is applying system engineering techniques to various DoD projects.
Dr. Dam has been a member of INCOSE since the early 1990s. He has presented papers at numerous Washington Metropolitan Area (WMA) meetings and national symposiums. He is also a past president of the San Diego INCOSE chapter and current President of the Washington Metropolitan Area (WMA) Chapter.
Dr. Dam is the author of two systems engineering-based books: “DoD Architecture Framework: A Guide to Applying System Engineering to Develop Integrated, Executable Architectures;” and “Proposal Engineering: A Guide to Developing Winning, Cost-Effective Proposals.” He was a contributor to the DoD/NASA-sponsored text book entitled “Applied Space Systems Engineering.” Dr. Dam is currently completing his third book entitled “Knowledge-Based Analysis and Design (KBAD) – A Methodology for Rapid, Cost-Effective System Engineering and Architecture Development.” Dr. Dam has a BS degree in Physics from George Mason University and a PhD. in Physics from the University of South Carolina.
Cost for the tutorial (includes lunch) is $75 for members, $95 non-members, $45 part-time students and $35 for full-time students. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
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