CapDEM Exercise Beta – Results and Discussion


  1. Robbins, W.
  2. Waruszynski, B.
  3. Lalancette, C.
  4. Lizotte, M.
  5. Nécaille, C.
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Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN);Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Exercise Beta is intended to be a complete functional test and evaluation of the Collaborative Capability Definition, Engineering and Management (CapDEM) approach. The primary goal of this iteration is to test and evaluate the CapDEM approach via an instance based on a realistic problem. The intent is to ensure that the necessary people, process and materiel can address a “real world” problem, while still running the exercise in a semi-controlled environment. This report summarizes the results of Exercise Beta, the second evaluation exercise undertaken to evaluate the three fundamental axes that compose the Capability Engineering (CE) construct (i.e., People, Process and Materiel). This exercise aims to do a complete functional test of the CapDEM axes based on a realistic use case. It shifts emphasis from debugging the evaluation methodology towards the core of the problem and CapDEM’s ability to meet the client’s needs. As a transitional exercise, Exercise Beta allows a gradual, controlled growth from one exercise to another, facilitating increased credibility in the evaluation team and its strategy along with the ability to more definitively examine the issue of scalability in the application of the CapDEM axes. As a result, this report outlines the results of focus groups that were carried out throughout the exercise. Discussions and recommendations for the way ahead are put forward to better understand and prepare the strategic direction of the final exercise, Exe

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DRDC-OTTAWA-TM-2009-252 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Feb 2010
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