Tag: TRLs

When a system is modified, does its TRL change?

When a system is modified, does its TRL change? ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

I was recently asked the question. “When a project begins with a existing device that has a TRL of 9, with the goal to develop a miniaturized version of the device, is the TRL of miniaturized version of the device still 9?  Your point of view will be very helpful.” The short answer is “no”. […]

Technology Readiness Assessments Guide – GAO

Technology Readiness Assessments Guide – GAO ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

I am excited to see that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) just released a draft of a new document: “Technology Readiness Assessment Guide” (TRA Guide).  As the title suggests, the focus of the TRA Guide is on assessing the technical readiness of technologies critical to the success of a project.  In this blog, I start […]

Technology Readiness Levels applied to Medical Device Development

Technology Readiness Levels applied to Medical Device Development ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

In our previous blog “Using Technology Readiness Levels to Manage Risk” we introduced the concept of Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs).  In that article, the basic descriptions for TRLs as used by NASA and the Department of Defense (DOD) were presented.  We also mentioned that TRLs descriptions have have been developed for all types of products: […]

Using Technology Readiness Levels to Manage Risk

Using Technology Readiness Levels to Manage Risk ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

In a previous blog “Are the Requirements Attainable?”, we mentioned that one reason requirements may be not be attainable was because the ability to meet a given requirement was based on an immature technology. Engineers, scientists, and marketing personnel often tend to be overly optimistic as to their ability to meet performance requirements that go […]

Requirement Metrics on the Stability and Risks of Requirements

Requirement Metrics on the Stability and Risks of Requirements ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

On our Ask the Experts page, the following question was asked: “One subject that has been on the back of my mind is to find out how to provide a key metric to management about the stability of requirements. By this I mean like a risk factor (or something similar) that will help the program […]

Controlling and Managing Change

Controlling and Managing Change ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

Controlling and managing change is one of the most important tasks for both the Project Manager and Systems Engineer.  Failing to do so often results in massive cost overruns, schedule slips, and failed projects. In the previous blog “Why do my requirements keep changing?”, we talked about why requirements change.  In this blog we discuss […]