Systems Engineering Applied Leading Indicators

Report Number: NPS-AM-10-067

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Metrics

Report Series: Proceedings Paper

Authors: Paul Montgomery, Ron Carlson

Title: Systems Engineering Applied Leading Indicators

Published: 2010-04-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: NPS Faculty

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Keywords: Metrics


This paper discusses research in developing DoD acquisition metrics associated with Systems Engineering activities that may provide greater insight into the technical performance of development programs. These metrics are called Systems Engineering Applied Leading Indicators (ALI). We examine current development of single and multi-factor ALIs that have been developed during the past year at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in Patuxent River, MD. The development methods, early examination of ALI utility, and user acceptance are discussed. The authors have been embedded with the NAVAIR Systems Engineering Development and Implementation Center (SEDIC) (the center of this work for NAVAIR) as part of this ALI exploration.