Many stakeholders and subject matter experts from across a broad
cross-section of industry, government, and academia have come
together here to work collaboratively on a consensus measurement
framework to help enterprises transition from traditional document
and artifact-based development to a digital model-based future and
assess the measurable impacts and benefits they aspire to achieve.
successful measurement program depends on establishing a clear context
and operational definitions for the measures to be collected. The
Digital Engineering (DE) measurement framework was developed using
an approach based on Practical Software and Systems Measurement (PSM),
detailing common information needs to derive an initial set of digital
engineering measures. This is documented in an “Information
Category-Measurable Concept-Measures” (ICM) Table, described in
Section 7. The information needs address goals and the project (or
product) and enterprise perspectives (What do we want to know with
respect to the goals?) to provide insight and drive decision-making.
The framework identifies an initial set of measures to address these
information needs. For the highest priority measures, sample
measurement specifications have been developed to describe these
measures in detail along with guidance for their use.
initial DE measurement framework proposed by our team of
representative stakeholder experts is intended to help projects and
enterprises establish an initial path toward a measurably effective
transition and implementation of digital engineering methods.