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Test and evaluation provide the means to ensure that a product
perfoms in the intended way and with the intended results. Testing
starts very early in a product system development, however, because
test planning is dependent on good requirements. This course is
an overview of test and evaluation from product concept through
- Creating good test requirements
- Test planning for complete coverage
- Test conduct during integration and verification
- Data collection, analysis, and reporting
This course provides an overview of test and evaluation (T&E)
principles and methods for complex systems, including T&E tasks
from beginning to end of a project. Topics include test requirements,
test planning, verification and validation methods, development
testing, integration testing, test conduct, record-keeping, analysis,
test reporting, test data management. Course work includes a case
study in several parts, practicing the techniques learned.
Drawing from decades of accumulated knowledge in system development,
this course provides you with highly effective tools to use in your
work. The material is augmented by examples from real-life experience,
including participative examples from the attendees.
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course if you are:
- A key member of a system or product development team
- Interested in the test and evaluation methods
- Concerned about how to prove the product
- Looking for practical methods to use
is aimed at
- Test Engineers
- Design Engineers (any engineering discipline)
- Project Engineers; Technical Team Leaders
- System Support Leaders
- Technical and Management Staff
- Project Managers
What is Test & Evaluation?
– Basic definitions and concepts for the course. Test and
evaluation overview; application to complex systems, relationship
to other engineering and management disciplines. Roles of test and
evaluation throughout product development, test phases (requirements,
planning, conduct, analysis & reporting), correlation with program
Test and Evaluation Model –
An underlying process model that ties together all the concepts
and methods. Verification and validation principles, verification
methods (Inspection, Analysis, Demonstration, Test,), Verification
vs. Test, Verification vs. Validation, Test and evaluation processes
in each model step.
Test Requirements – Requirements
as the primary method for measurement and control of systems development.
Where requirements come from; how to evaluate requirements for testability;
how to derive test requirements from higher level requirements.
Quantifying an operational need; analyzing missions and environments;
defining performance, interface, and constraint requirements; evaluation
of requirements for testability; deriving test requirements; the
importance of a requirements verification matrix (RVM); Qualification
vs. Acceptance requirements; design proof vs. first article vs.
Test Planning – Evaluating
the system concept to plan verification and validation by test.
Trade-offs involved in test decisions; maturity at different phases;
level of detail. System analysis for test planning; analyzing and
evaluating alternatives; test resource planning; establishing a
test baseline; developing a test schedule; change management; Test
and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP); tisk management as a test planning
Integration Testing –
How to successfully manage the intricate aspects of system integration
testing; level of integration planning; managing complex system
integration; work-arounds. Development test concepts; integration
test planning (parallel/serial test sequencing, scheduling); preferred
order of events; component testing; conducting integration tests
for complex systems; work-arounds for anomalies and failures.
Test Conduct – How to perform
testing; differences in testing for design proof, first article
qualification, recurring production acceptance; rules for test conduct.
Testing for different purposes, verification vs. validation; test
procedures and test records; prerequisites management; readiness
certification, test constraints, test article configuration; troubleshooting
and anomaly handling; measures of success and indicators of difficulty;
Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting
– Statistical methods; test data collection and analysis;
report formats and records
Continuing Education: This course qualifies for 1.4 CEUs or 14
Eric Honour, CSEP, INCOSE Fellow, and former INCOSE President,
has been in international leadership of the engineering of systems
for nearly 20 years, part of a 40+ year career of complex systems
development and operation. His energetic and informative presentation
style actively involves class participants. He was the founding Chair
of the INCOSE Technical Board in 1994, and served as Director of the
Systems Engineering Center of Excellence (SECOE). He was selected
in 2000 for Who’s Who in Science and Technology and in 2004
as an INCOSE Founder. He is on the editorial board for Systems
Engineering. He has been a successful entrepreneur, systems engineer,
engineering manager, and program manager at Harris Information Systems,
E-Systems Melpar, and Singer Link, preceded by nine years as a US
Naval Officer flying P-3 aircraft. He has led or contributed to the
development of 17 major systems.. Dr. Honour has a BSSE (Systems Engineering)
from the US Naval Academy, MSEE from the Naval Postgraduate School,
and PhD from the University of South Australia based on his ground-breaking
work to quantify the value of systems engineering.
Scott Workinger has led innovative technology development
efforts in complex, risk-laden environments for 30 years in the fields
of manufacturing (automotive, glass, optical fiber), engineering and
construction (nuclear, pulp & paper), and information technology
(expert systems, operations analysis, CAD, collaboration technology).
He currently teaches courses on program management and engineering
and consults on strategic management and technology issues. Scott
has a B.S in Engineering Physics from Lehigh University, an M.S. in
Systems Engineering from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. in
Civil and Environment Engineering from Stanford University.
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