Multi-Disciplinary Insights into Measurement and Assessment for SoS

INCOSE 2022 Symposium

At the 32nd Annual INCOSE International Symposium held in Detroit, and virtually, Shoal’s Stephen Cook presented a paper on Multi-Disciplinary Insights into Measurement and Assessment for SoS with Jaci Pratt of Defence Science and Technology Group and The University of Adelaide.

In this paper Stephen and Jaci review the measurement and assessment literature across multiple disciplines to address the gap  between assessment of performance and quality of Systems of Systems (SOS).  It then applies constructive research to design principles and concepts for SoS evaluation.

Relevant challenges and best practice elements are identified within each discipline for comparison against the nature and characteristics of Systems of Systems.  These elements are then synthesized into three key areas necessary for SoS evaluation:

  • measure development,
  • determination of good metrics,
  • and assessment.

Read the full paper to understand the  core practices and principles necessary to enable tailored and enhanced SoS assessment.