Lessons learned from industrial validation of COSYSMO

Ricardo Valerdi, John E.Rieff Raytheon, Garry J. Roedler, Marilee J. Wheaton, Gan Wang

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Abstract

The development of COSYSMO has been an ongoing collaboration between industry, government, and academia since 2001. INCOSE provided expertise as well as a forum for collaboration between stakeholders that led to the eventual development of the model. In 2004, we provided eleven lessons learned from experiences collecting systems engineering data from six companies in collaboration with the INCOSE Measurement Working Group and the Practical Software and Systems Measurement (PSM). These lessons were focused on the development of COSYSMO that was motivated by a similar model from the software domain, COCOMO II, but was a first of its kind for systems engineering. Now that the development phase of the model is completed we take a retrospective view of lessons learned during the ongoing validation phase of the model and present new lessons learned that should help cost model developers, academic researchers, and practitioners develop and validate similar approaches. These lessons include the need for more specific counting rules, an approach to account for reuse in systems engineering, and strategies for model adoption in organizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication17th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2007 - Systems Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationKey to Intelligent Enterprises
Pages839-850
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event17th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2007 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2007Jun 28 2007

Publication series

Name17th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2007 - Systems Engineering: Key to Intelligent Enterprises
Volume2

Other

Other17th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period6/24/076/28/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Valerdi, R., Raytheon, J. E. R., Roedler, G. J., Wheaton, M. J., & Wang, G. (2007). Lessons learned from industrial validation of COSYSMO. In 17th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2007 - Systems Engineering: Key to Intelligent Enterprises (pp. 839-850). (17th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2007 - Systems Engineering: Key to Intelligent Enterprises; Vol. 2).