Systems Evolution and Lifecycle Management
System maturity is a manifestation of a system's physical, functional, and logical maturity. Maturity indicates how a system responds to the circumstances or environment in an appropriate and adaptive manner. This response is designed (in some instances learned) and not determined by the system's age. Maturity encompasses being aware of the correct time and place to deploy a system and knowing when to operate appropriately according to the situation. In the development of systems with ever-increasing environmental and technical complexities, three challenges persist and continue to propagate ...
1) Lifecycles: System's lifecycles from conception to sustainment are comprised of interrelated clockspeeds linked by legacy, change, and unpredictable demand.
2) Decisions: Our ability to understand, monitor, measure, and govern a system's lifecycle is not keeping pace with the rate of system's change.
3) Solutions: Our understanding of how systems can be integrated to provide a 'good enough' solution to meet a capability in an agile environment is insufficient.
Select one of the three challenges above and present a quantitative or qualitative theory, framework, or model that addresses some aspect(s) of the selected challenge.
Your work is expected to be:
- Cleverly designed and/or represents a new direction or approach.
- Comprehensive and critical
- Work has some likelihood to be used by others
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