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Constructive Cost Model for Software Intensive Systems-of-Systems:

Understanding the Differences Between SoSE and Traditional Systems Engineering

Lead Personnel: Jo Ann Lane

The University of Southern California (USC) Center for Systems and Software Engineering (CSSE) is currently conducting research to better understand the differences between System of Systems Engineering (SOSE) and Traditional Systems Engineering (TSE). As part of this research, we need to survey key personnel on relatively current SoSE and TSE programs. “Key personnel” are one or more technical managers, lead architects, or chief engineers that have a good overall understanding of the program.

By participating in this research, you will help the industry as a whole better understand:

  • SoSE key activities
  • Key issues and risks associated with these types of programs
  • How to better plan and manage these types of programs.

Types of information we would like to collect from each program/project includes:

  • General background information on the program (no cost data required!)
  • System characteristics and properties
  • Key activities performed along with high-level effort profiles (% of total effort only—no actual labor hour data)
  • Risk/success factors

If you work on an SoSE or relatively large, complex TSE program that would be a good candidate for this research, review and complete the survey and send it to Jo Ann Lane.

 

Updated 12/19/2007