Illustrating the Concept of Operations (CONOPs) Continuum and Its Relationship to the Acquisition Lifecycle

Report Number: NPS-AM-10-032

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Concept of Operations (CONOPs)

Report Series: Proceedings Paper

Authors: Robert Edson, Jaime Frittman

Title: Illustrating the Concept of Operations (CONOPs) Continuum and Its Relationship to the Acquisition Lifecycle

Published: 2010-04-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Other Research Faculty

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2010/NPS-AM-10-032.pdf

Keywords: Concept of Operations (CONOPs)

Abstract:

Though consistently noted as critical to successful system design and implementation, the Concept of Operations (CONOPs) artifact appears to be underutilized. This report demystifies the CONOPs artifact. It delves into the barriers that prevent optimal use of CONOPs and presents a framework for incorporating an