WSE 005 Systems Engineering Plan (SEP)

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(Last Modified:14-Jul-2015)


WSE-005, Systems Engineering Planning, is a DAU targeted training course that provides students with the knowledge and understanding of selected systems engineering and technical management focus areas. The workshop provides a foundation for effective technical planning and development of an executable Systems Engineering Plan (SEP) for an acquisition program. This three and half-day course consists of various student activities, including lectures, facilitated discussions, hands-on team exercises, and student presentations.
Upon completion of WSE-005, students will be able to:
  • Describe top-level DoD systems engineering policy as it applies to the Acquisition Program Life-Cycle.
  • Describe the purpose and application of the systems engineering (SE) processes and their artifacts.
  • Describe how to organize a program team and interface with program stakeholders to conduct detailed systems engineering planning.
  • Describe how to develop a tailored systems engineering plan that answers the following about your program’s technical effort:
  • What needs to be done? (Define the scope of the technical work)
  • Who will do it? (Establish roles and responsibilities)
  • When the work must be done? (Phasing and scheduling)
  • What resources will be needed and how will they be managed? (Staffing and contracting)
  • How will progress be tracked? (Technical assessment & measurement)
  • How will technical risk and opportunity be managed? (Integrating systems engineering with other functional areas and business processes to manage and control technical risk and opportunity)
  • Evaluate a systems engineering plan for technical consistency and completeness.
  • Target Attendees
    This workshop is open to all DoD employees across all competencies (ENG, PM, TST, LOG, FM, etc). From intern to senior-level management, everyone benefits from this workshop and its collaborative, open-discussion environment.
    None; however for participants who have no systems engineering background, it is encouraged to complete ACQ 101 Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management and CLE 003 Technical Reviews prior to this training.
    Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable as a substitute for this course until the acceptance date specified below.)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    None None None None
    Course Length
    4 class days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Workshop
    Equivalent Courses None
    ACE Recommended Credits N/A
    PDS Code N/A
    DAU Public (material/prework) N/A
    Continuing Education Units   0
    Continuous Learning Points  30
    Reservist Retirement Points  0
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
  • Fee-For-Service arrangements may be required.