Systems Engineering Glossary
A time-based plan of milestones/ activities for performing work or achieving an objective.
A group of functionally related items in the system hierarchy.
|Service Component Architecture (SCA)||
A developer framework for building Service-Based Architecture services. It provides both multi-protocol and multi-language support.
|Service-Based Architecture (SBA)||
The principles, structures, and methodologies for linking together loosely coupled systems/ services, typically through shared data or common logic/ direction.
|Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)||
Principles, structures, and methodologies for linking together loosely coupled systems/ services, typically through shared data or common logic/ direction. Also known as Service – Based Architecture.
|Soft Systems Methodology (SSM)|
|Software Architecture Document (SAD)|
The application of a systematic approach to the development, operation, and maintenance of software.
|Software Requirements Specification (SRS)|
A software technique for evolutionary creation of a product (similar to agile development) using short development and delivery cycles.
An incremental development process that matures capabilities prior to introduction to the implementation phase of a product.
An individual or group that can affect or may be affected by a given project, product, or activity.
Needs, desires, capabilities, and constraints that are expressed by those who have a vested interest in the system.
A document that establishes criteria, methods, processes, and practices accepted by an approving organization.
A grouping of components within an element that perform a major and distinct function.
The specific accomplishments that must be satisfactorily demonstrated in order to progress further in the life cycle.