Legacy Systems Engineering Training

Commitment 3 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
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Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


Legacy Systems Engineering Training provides a systemic overview of how to execute Brownfield development projects, which improve or replace legacy systems. Modern development programs are increasingly characterized by Brownfield development efforts in both the military and commercial domains.

Most SE training treats systems as “clean-sheet,” (or Greenfield) developments. This Legacy Systems Engineering Training class explores how to tailor the SE process for legacy system Brownfield development efforts. Participants will learn the necessary adjustments to the fundamental principles of Systems Engineering necessary when dealing with the unique aspects of Brownfield development efforts. Practical information and tools are provided that will help the participants deal with issues that inevitably occur in the real world. Extensive in-class exercises are used to stimulate the application of the course material. Each student will receive a complete set of lecture notes and an annotated bibliography.

  • 3 days of Legacy Systems Engineering Training with an expert instructor
  • Legacy Systems Engineering Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



Upon completing this Legacy Systems Engineering course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • The key characteristics of Brownfield development efforts
  • How to effectively plan and manage a Brownfield development effort
  • How Brownfield development affects your requirements and design
  • How to effectively integrate your systems in a Brownfield development environment
  • Effective verification and validation in a Brownfield development environment
  • The latest Brownfield lessons learned
  • We can adapt this Legacy Systems Engineering course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Legacy Systems Engineering course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Legacy Systems Engineering course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Legacy Systems Engineering course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this Legacy Systems Engineering course:

  • Prime and subcontractor engineers who procure Brownfield systems.
  • Suppliers who produce and supply Brownfield systems.
  • Technical team leaders whose responsibilities include Brownfield development.
  • Program and engineering managers that oversee Brownfield systems development efforts.
  • Government regulators, administrators, and sponsors of Brownfield procurement efforts.
  • Military professionals who work with Brownfield systems.

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Legacy Systems Engineering course are:

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  1. Brownfield Concepts and Principles. Key Brownfield Concepts. Brownfield Development Compared and Contrasted with Greenfield Development. Key Challenges and Expected Benefits of Brownfield Development. Brownfield Lessons Learned.
  2. Brownfield Influences on Requirements Development. Tailored and New Approaches to Requirements. Stakeholder Requirements and Measures of Effectiveness. System Requirements and Measures of Performance. Flow Down of Requirements to Brownfield Systems.
  3. Brownfield Influences on Architecture and Design. Architecting Principles. Architectural and Design Strategies for Brownfield. Supporting the Inherent Constraints of the Legacy Brownfield Systems. Dealing with the Unique Interdependencies of Overlapping Brownfield System Lifecycles. Support for Ongoing Change and Evolution of the Brownfield Systems.
  4. Brownfield Life Cycle Considerations. Reliability, Maintainability, Availability. Supportability/Logistics, Usability/Human Factors. Training. System Safety. Security/Survivability. Producibility/Manufacturability. Changeability. Commonality. Interoperability. Affordability. Disposability/Sustainability.
  5. Brownfield Influences on Integration and Test. Integration, Verification, and Validation Approaches in a Brownfield Environment. Strategies for Dealing with the Independent Nature of the Brownfield Systems. Acceptance of Brownfield systems.
  6. Brownfield Influences on Technical Management. Planning, Monitoring, and Control. Risk and Decision Management, Configuration, and Information Management. Course Wrap-up.
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