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Hall Associates Has Extensive Experience

in all aspects of applying appropriate Systems Engineering to all phases of a System Development Lifecycle. We provide both Enterprise and Program Systems Engineering process development, refinement, implementation and continuous improvement.

Systems engineering is a formal process for the development of a complex system driven by a set of established requirements. Hall Associates has experience in developing appropriate Systems Engineering processes, successfully implementing them and providing continuous improvement (up to CMMI Level 5 capability) in numerous technical areas for several different types of organizations.

All industries are seeing large changes in the 21st century. Competition is ever increasing, the demands from customers are steadily becoming more difficult to achieve, and there continues to be an exponential increase in the applicable technologies that the product may benefit from. As a result, even the simpler historic products are becoming ever more complex with the addition of more functionality through the use of additional components and subsystems. In addition to the design of the product itself, quality, decreased cost, and a quick development cycle are also in great demand. Implementing appropriate Systems Engineering can enable organizations to maximize profit on a specific project or provide a smaller bid and still successfully accomplish the project on time and schedule.

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Quick Reference Guide - Who Pulls It All Together?

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System integration20150827 7638 19fauaa
System Integration/Systems Engineering - the process of bringing together the component subsystems into one system and ensuring that the subsystems function together as a system. Hall Associates provides you and your staff with consulting and coaching services in the development and implementation of systems engineering, continuous optimization of systems engineering and other development processes, the sustainable safeguarding of quality, and the fulfillment of industry-specific standards and legal/regulatory requirements.  Through partner-like consultations and targeted transfer of know-how, our consultants promote the autonomy of your teams enabling you to effectively and efficiently implement and use all aspects of systems engineering.
 
Cyber security20150827 7635 noso99
Cybersecurity works to provide determination for necessary security applied to IT/PIT systems and the data stored and transmitted over them. Hall Associates provides you and your staff with services for risk management, cybersecurity, contingency/disaster planning and various types of  Awareness and Specific Process Training. Our services include working with Cybersecurity based on the NIST Risk Management Framework, DODI 8510, ISO 27001,  the National Vulnerability Database Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), and DFARS 252.
 
Change management20150827 7638 ub05pz
Change management (or culture change) is an approach to transitioning individuals, teams, and organizations from an existing position to a desired future state. We currently work up to CMMI Level 5 and Systems Engineering Level 5 capabilities 
Requirements management20150827 7638 1qy7ad1
Requirements define what is to be done, how well and under what constraints - get the requirements wrong and the design and hardware will be wrong. Requirements drive Cost - Design - Schedules - Skills required - Verification plans - Operational procedures - everything.  Hall Associates provides you with the knowledge of how to write requirements and what to request from customers.
Human systems integration20150827 7638 1iexvpe
Human Systems Integration (HSI) is a robust process by which one designs and develops systems that effectively and affordably integrate human capabilities and limitations. 
Configuration management20150827 7635 753ntu
Configuration Management represents a technical-administrative discipline which ensures that all parties to the acquisition of a product have a common understanding about how the product looks, what the product is supposed to do, how the product can be operated and how the product is to be maintained. 
Obsolescence20150827 7638 1w2ihdq
Obsolescence management, also referred to as "Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages" (DMSMS), is defined as to the activities that are undertaken to mitigate the effects of obsolescence. See also Counterfeit Parts below.
Trade study20150827 7638 xg2bxw
A trade study is the activity of a multidisciplinary team to identify the most balanced technical solutions among a set of proposed viable solutions. These viable solutions are judged by their satisfaction of a series of measures or cost functions.  Hall Associates can provide methodologies to accomplish trade studies in any domain.
Risk20150827 7635 1fu6hvk
Risk is a measure of the potential inability to achieve overall program objectives within defined cost, schedule and technical constraints. Hall Associates works with all risk management standards and processes, including ISO 31000: 2009,  ISO/IEC 31010, ISO/IEC Guide 73: 2009, BS 31100, DOD Risk Management Guide, COBIT 5 and others.
Elements of style20150827 7638 1ggokob
The seven elements of of Style in Systems Engineering are
Robustness, Elegance, Balance, Growth Capability, Visibility, Reasonableness, Complexity 
Architecture development20150827 7635 1otamu2
An Architecture is the fundamental and unifying system structure defined in terms of system elements, interfaces, processes, constraints, and behaviors. 
Verification20150827 7635 1v6do19
Validation is a process of confirming that a set of requirements, design or system meets the intent of the developer or customer.

Verification is a process of confirming that a requirement or system is compliant. 
Improved business results20150827 7638 16j7f3y
A Continuous improvement process is an ongoing effort to improve products, services, or processes. These efforts can seek "incremental" improvement over time or "breakthrough" improvement all at once. Delivery (customer valued) processes are constantly evaluated and improved in the light of their efficiency, effectiveness and flexibility.
System synthesis20150827 7638 f5xtye
System synthesis, also known as system design, translates the system functional architecture into a physical architecture. It creates a ‘how’ for every ‘what’ and ‘how well’. 
Counterfeit parts20150827 7635 19dofto
There is NO alternative to good supply chain management as a defense against counterfeit parts
Total cost of ownership20150827 7638 1y8tvgu
Total cost of ownership (TCO) is a financial estimate intended to help buyers and owners determine the direct and indirect costs of a product or system. It is a management accounting concept that can be used in full cost accounting or even ecological economics where it includes social costs