|Adapting critical operations in a stand-alone or “stovepipe” system can be much different than integrating critical operations into an existing enterprise or adapting critical operations as a collection of stovepipes migrate towards becoming an enterprise. For standalone systems, architecture and design implementation decisions are solely governed by imagination, mission needs and budgetary constraints. On the other hand, missions that are forming an enterprise or integrating into an existing one must balance mission optimization with enterprise requirements which will constrain some design implementation options. This leads to a few questions:
- Why transition from stovepipes to an enterprise?
- How do operations change in an enterprise versus individual stovepipes?
- Where is the optimal balance of design constraints (standardization) to allow some freedom to achieve mission design optimization and still achieve enterprise goals?
This workshop will have several panelists representing both commercial and government groups that either have or are migrating toward an enterprise. They will present enterprise objectives, implementation methodologies and progress to date. They will also present issues in transitioning or conducting critical operations in an enterprise paradigm. The workshop participants will then have the opportunity to ask questions and apply their collective experience to the issues cited.