CREATE ACCOUNT

FORGOT YOUR DETAILS?

After completing one of the most successful defense shipbuilding projects in world history in 2007,  the Australian naval shipbuilding industry faces a major crisis. On 25 November 2014, the now ex Australian Defence minister David Johnston claimed that Australian shipbuilders “couldn’t build a canoe” and the present government still seems determined to send all naval

This MindMap provides an Integrated view of TOGAF ADM “DATA”. TOGAF stands for The Open Group Architecture Framework. ADM is the acronym for TOGAF’s Architecture Development Method. “DATA” stands for Deliverables, Artifacts, Techniques, and Approaches. It is a unique view that brings all of this information together in one visual.

During every stage of the design process, designers trade off performance, cost, and risk in an evolutionary process whose goal is to find a satisfactory solution. This paper explores a recent method to manage the trade study process especially when uncertainty is pervasive and decisions are a mix of quantitative and qualitative information. We believe

The Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) is a process that has been adopted by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Department of Defense (DoD) to ensure that multiple alternatives have been analyzed prior to making investment decisions. It is an assessment approach to evaluate potential solution sets (material, organizational, structural, or ideological) to

Decision-Thinking in PLM

Sunday, 27 July 2014 by

The statement “Design is the evolution of information punctuated by decisions” first appeared in The Journal of Engineering Design in 2001(Ullman 2001). Now, ten years later, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) has evolved to do a superb job of managing design information and is moving toward robust decision management. This paper explores a decision-centric view of

The following report examines the Air Force Medical Services (AFMS) in the United States Air Force.  The United States Air Force is dedicated to ensuring that personnel are provided with capabilities that give our military war-fighters an edge against adversaries. In terms of medical operations, the following report identifies areas of interest that promote Enterprise

Implementing Enterprise Architecture (EA)—an ongoing, evolving set of decision-support activities and integrated processes—will assist Company ABC compete more effectively and efficiently within the hyper-competitive Federal marketspace of 2012 and beyond. EA will support the organization in driving down costs associated with business activities through decreased logical and physical redundancy of Information Technology (IT) assets, higher

Decisions of the 3rd Kind

Sunday, 27 July 2014 by

System design is the evolution of information punctuated by decisions, decisions that are based on uncertain and evolving estimates from agents, web searches, simulations, tests, experience, or wild guesses; all tempered by conflicting human values, estimates and beliefs. The uncertainty creates risks with every decision made, regardless of whether the decision is focused on the

“Eco-system services” is a recent term that describes the benefits humankind gains from its interaction with natural resources. As such, it requires making complex decisions at the intersection of ecology, society and the economy. In this paper we are specifically interested in the process of making eco-system services decisions in a manner that; considers the interaction of all types

Col. John Boyd, U.S. Air Force fighter pilot ace, developed the concept of the OODA Loop to describe the process needed to win at war. This model matured as he won aerial dogfights in Korea and Viet Nam and later used it to describe how to gain a competitive advantage in any situation. Recently, the

We live in an economically strapped world where it is essential for an organization to have a portfolio of successful projects. Yet General Motor’s inability to make decisions about its portfolio – what cars and trucks to develop and manufacture – may lead to its bankruptcy in 2009. Things aren’t much better in the IT

Whether you are a seasoned manager for a large corporation or an undergraduate student, training as an enterprise architect makes good sense. Getting a TOGAF certification can transform you to a sought-after professional by corporations around the world at a time where only 5% of companies use it (2011 statistics from The Open Group [1])