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  • CDT Samantha Dorminey CDT Daniel Lasche CDT Angel Santiago CDT Milton Washington 10 DEC 2014
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  • To present project progress to the primary stakeholder (Mr. Tillotson) in order to ensure that the work done thus far is satisfactory, and to gain approval to move forward with the next segment of the project.
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  • Initial Stakeholder Interview Systems Decision Process Progress of Work Discussion Pause Timeline of Future Work End Notes
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  • How do you force a department that believes it is successful to change? The problem with DoD: how do they know that they are doing well? Ultimately, has the DoD become more efficient while maintaining its effectiveness?
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  • Dr. Kwinn broke up the team into two teams: an assessment team and a visualization assessment team. The cadets have been tasked with the visualization aspect of the problem. Purpose of the visualization is to effectively communicate collected data to the client.
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  • Initial Visualization Problem Statement: Provide a visualization that allows DoD assessment information to be efficiently compiled and effectively reported.
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  • The SDP is an iterative process with feedback loops and starts by gathering an understanding of the current problem domain through research and discussions with key stakeholders. Developed, taught, and used by West Point and other established learning institutions like the University of Arkansas and the Naval War College.
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  • Focus this semester: Problem Definition Phase -most critical phase of the process -longest phase of the process -requires careful and thoughtful analysis
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  • In this phase we conducted : Background Research Stakeholder Analysis Functional Analysis Value modeling
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  • Background information on the different DoD departments Appearance and functions of a visualization system Who is receiving the information Best methods to communicate the information
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  • Mr. David TillotsonActing Deputy Chief Management Officer CAPT Eric BachOffice of the Deputy Chief Management Officer COL Robert Myles Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer Room. Mr. Alex Gorsky CEO of Johnson & Johnson Mr. Joe DePinto CEO of 7-11. Mr. Kenneth Hathaway Chief of Staff for 7-11 Mr. Lesinski Retired Director of Strategic Assessment for SOUTHCOM
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  • Purpose: to allow information gathered from various sources to be binned, synthesized, and used to develop valuable working recommendations pertaining to the problem.
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  • Purpose: to break the system down into its component functions and sub-functions in order to make the problem more understandable and solvable. Tools: Systems Context Diagram Input/ Output Diagram Functional Hierarchy
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  • Purpose: to show the system as a single high- level process and show its relationships with external entities in order to view the system holistically in its environment.
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  • Purpose: to break down the inputs and outputs of the system in order to make the system more understandable and solvable.
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  • Stanford Univ., Visualization, Interface Design & Usability, Stanford Univ. CEE373, web.
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  • Purpose: to create a hierarchical display of the functions and sub-functions that are necessary and sufficient to achieve the system objectives.
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  • Initial Visualization Problem Statement: Provide a visualization that allows DoD assessment information to be efficiently compiled and effectively reported. Redefined Visualization Problem Statement: Develop a system which provides key leaders and other departments in the DoD information that provides a means to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the DoD as it works to achieve its objectives.
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  • Purpose: to depict the fundamental objective of the system, the systems values, and the metrics that will be used to assess alternative solutions against these values.
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  • Purpose: to associate mathematical weights with each metric to reflect the metrics proportion of value to the overall value of each alternative solution.
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  • Survey Population: The Army War College Survey with questions that will assist us in finding out what attributes of a visualization people who create/ use assessments value the most. Research Objectives Determine which are the most valued characteristics of a visualization communication. Determine what type of visualization communications with which the survey population is most familiar. Determine visual tools that effectively communicate trends in data.
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  • Sir, has the work done by the cadet team thus far met your intentions for defining and working towards solving the problem?
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  • DeliverableCompletion Date Solution Design IPRFeb 2015 Decision Making IPR (Decision Brief) Apr 2015 Projects Day Presentation (Visualization Team) 30 Apr 2015 Technical Report8 May 2015 *Additionally, the team is looking to enter the project into several conferences including the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Conference 2015 and the Military Operations Research Society (MORS) Symposium 2015.
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  • Outputs of Problem Definition Phase: Functions Hierarchy Redefined Problem Statement Value Hierarchy Swing Weight Matrix Next Steps: Solution Design Phase Decision Making Phase Implementation Planning
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  • CDT Samantha Dorminey CDT Daniel Lasche CDT Angel Santiago CDT Milton Washington 10 DEC 2014