Accession Number : ADA309512

Title :   Front-End Process Definition for Projects Engaged in Significant Technology Transition.

Descriptive Note : Technical papers,

Corporate Author : LORAL FEDERAL SYSTEMS GAITHERSBURG MD

Personal Author(s) : Nachef, Marcelle ; Randall, Richard L. ; Drake, Richard

PDF Url : ADA309512

Report Date : 24 JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Much has been written about process definition, but little of it deals with its very early stages - starting with formulating a basic approach. With severe pressure from all fronts to reengineer ways of doing business, many organizations are trying to cope with just this problem as they wrestle with transitioning to new technologies. In the presence of borderline chaos, an organization's impreative to achieve a CMM Level 3 rating can seem hopelessly remote. For the last few years, the authors have been involved with the Air Force/STARS Demonstration Project - a project charged with just such an overhaul: namely, to establish a product-line process for a domain of large C2 applications. The team has experienced the gamut from chaos to well defined processes and has learned many lessons along the way. As the Demonstration Project comes to a successful close and the Air Force continues with the transition, some preocess areas are still evolving. In fact, we now recognize this as a normal, steady state condition - as most organizations in today's rapidly changing world will acknowledge. This paper provides experience based guidelines to help organizations deal with the issues associated with front end process definition.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY MODERNIZATION, DEMONSTRATIONS, TRANSITIONS, INSTRUCTIONS, TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, FRONT END PROCESSORS.

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE