What Test and Evaluators Need to Know?

Overview

Testers and Evaluators (T&E’ers) should be able to properly integrate with the needs and processes of their major customers, the program managers, and systems engineers. KCG has developed this course for a basic overview of key program management processes such as leadership, planning, monitoring, control, work breakdown structure, scheduling, budgeting, contracting, and earned value management; and key systems engineering processes such as requirements analysis, functional analysis, partitioning, design, risk management, trade studies, and concurrent and specialty engineering.

Overall Proficiency Level: 1 – Basic
Course Prerequisites: None
Training Purpose: Test and Evaluation overview of key program management processes such as leadership, planning, monitoring, control, work breakdown structure, scheduling, budgeting, contracting, and earned value management; and key systems engineering processes such as requirements analysis, functional analysis, partitioning, design, risk management, trade studies, and concurrent and specialty engineering.
Specific Audience: All


Learning Objectives

  • Program Management: Program and program life cycle overview; Planning and control; Work Breakdown Structure; Scheduling; Estimating and budgeting; Earned Value Management; Contract Types
  • Systems Engineering: Systems Engineering Overview; Intro to Specialty Engineering Disciplines; System Reliability; System Safety; Risk Management; Trade Studies; Mission Engineering
  • Test and Evaluation: Overview; Test design and planning, evaluation framework; Verify vs validate; DT/OT/IT; Integrated T&E; T&E programmatic; T&E early in programs
  • Integrating SE and T&E into Agile: Overview of Agile and DevSecOps; Integrating SE and Agile; Integrating T&E and Agile
  • Special Topics: Human Systems Integration; Unmanned and Autonomous Sys SE and T&E; Future Issues
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Case Studies
  • DOD Acquisition

Instructional Techniques

KCG’s experience teaching technical courses has led to many value-added efficiencies and best practices. We have determined that a lecture-based course with hands-on labs leads to the best overall learning environment for the participants. KCG has found that group exercises are critical to the overall atmosphere of the course environment and offers the best means of reinforcing the material. Additionally, we offer live, online training, virtual labs and web-teleconference via Microsoft Teams. We will incorporate recent, relevant, real-world examples into group activities that provide a hands-on practical learning experience. The course materials are specifically designed to be accommodating to both live classroom sessions and virtual classroom environments as required.