This two-day course, designed for acquisition professionals, will introduce Science of Test SoT – a powerful methodology for test and evaluation that OSD requires to be present in every test program. The course will show how SoT is critical in the planning, design, execution, and analysis of test. SoT uniquely solves the twin challenges of test – how to vary test conditions to explore a broad battle space, while controlling the risks of making incorrect fielding decisions.
This course defines and describes the software engineering book of knowledge (SWEBOK) lifecycle phases, how software engineering activities are managed through the Guidelines for Successful Acquisition and Management of Software-Intensive Systems (GSAM), and principle areas of interest and concern when working on a software intensive program. Students learn fundamental software engineering concepts used in the DOD, identify common software management, acquisition and engineering roles, and understand the Air Force’s principle software engineering concerns. SWE 201 is taught online by asynchronous distance learning.
This course provides a comprehensive review of the phases, processes and models used by the Air Force in the management of a software project. Topics include performing software source selection, understanding and generating various project management metrics, creating an environment for success, dealing with failure and misconceptions, and how to interact with stakeholders. Students perform source selection, enhance software development and maintenance models, generate programmatic metrics, and understand factors that affect project success and customer relations. SWE 301 is one of six courses in the SPDP software project management track, and is taught online by instructor-led distance learning. Students must complete SWE 201 before enrolling in SWE 301. Students must successfully complete a series of course exercises in order to successfully complete the class. Upon completion of SWE 301, 310, 320, 330, 340 and 350, the student earns an AFIT SPDP “Software Project Management” certificate.
This self-paced, web-based course introduces students to the importance of applying SE to acquisition and sustainment programs, provides an overview of SE concepts and process elements, and describes the interactions between SE and other functional areas.
There is a need for all acquisition professionals to understand the interdisciplinary and cross- functional nature of Systems Engineering (SE), and the benefits of following a sound SE process. This course provides the knowledge and understanding necessary to meet this need. Students (engineers and non- engineering professionals) are introduced to SE concepts and the SE process. The activities and tools for implementing and managing the SE process during various phases of the system life cycle, and the interactions between SE and other disciplines/functions are discussed. Exercises give students the opportunity to apply SE tools to the acquisition and sustainment life cycle.
The chief engineer course prepares students to integrate a working knowledge of chief engineer roles, responsibilities, and concepts into their daily interactions with program management, logistics, financial management, and contracting personnel to influence the outcome of a balanced system design that supports programmatic reality within programmatic constraints of cost and schedule that impacts performance.