Methodologies


LinQuest Corporation employs innovative methodologies to provide state-of-the-art services and solutions to our customers. We provide solid engineering and hands-on support for critically important programs, systems, and vehicles. We integrate technical and operational domain expertise with process discipline and deliver excellence across the lifecycle of programs.

Model-Based
Systems Engineering
Systems Engineering
Processes
CMMI
Certification

Features

  • JCIDS support
  • Gap analysis and mitigation strategy development
  • Analysis of alternatives and system-of-systems analysis
  • Portfolio management
  • Test plan development and requirements verification and validation
  • Scenario modeling
  • Business process re-engineering

Utilized innovative and efficient MBSE approach to ensure comprehensive baseline...MBSE approach enabled rapid development and quick turn modifications to technical baseline in response to evolving stakeholder feedback, budgetary constraints and feedbacks from industry.

— Program Customer —

  • Solutions across the entire program lifecycle and goes beyond "traditional" MBSE capabilities
  • Reduces manpower requirements by 50%, saving months of development time
  • Model-based artifacts shorten coordination timelines by reducing document length by more than 80%

LinQuest's unique model-based systems engineering (MBSE) methodology provides solutions across the entire program lifecycle and goes beyond "traditional" MBSE capabilities by incorporating key tools in a seamless MBSE framework. The key—and the LinQuest difference—is the Power of i: integration with standard and custom models, simulations, tools, and databases; innovation through our use of advanced 3D visualization; and implementation by our domain and architecture experts.

MBSEi can be used to provide solutions directly focused on addressing critical program challenges and improving execution success early and in any phase of the program lifecycle. It supports any level of an enterprise from individual systems to complex systems-of-systems and families-of-systems. Specifically, MBSEi uses INCOSE processes centered around the Systems Engineering V-model, accomplishes verification from requirements to performance (from data to decisions), defines architectures and controls the technical baseline, tests systems to ensure they meet operational needs, and provides technical and operational analysis and assessments.
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Systems Engineering Processes

LinQuest's core strength is our experienced engineers applying proven systems engineering and integration processes. Our processes are generated following INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook v. 3.2, ISO's Systems Engineering - Guide to ISO/IEC 15288 (Systems Life Cycle Processes), DAU Life Cycle Management Framework, and the DAG Guidebook.

Our systems engineering and integration (SE&I) processes are designed to support a disciplined approach for the definition, implementation, integration, and operations of a system (product or service). SE&I support includes the engineering activities and technical management activities related to the above definition considering the interface relationships across all elements of the system, other systems, or as a part of a larger system.

Our systems engineering and technical assistance (SETA) processes are designed to support analysis and engineering services in a consulting capacity, working closely with the government's own engineering staff members. Through our support, we are able to provide the flexibility and quick availability of expertise to the government without the expense and commitment of sustaining the staff long-term.

To ensure our methods are continually applied with precision, we bring in our junior-level engineers to work on lower-level products to support the team. This ensures the next generation of engineers develop and gain the proper mentoring by senior-level staff. This is one reason why LinQuest is a great place to work. It is not just another job; LinQuest strives to make engineering fun and allows our engineers/specialists to take on challenges and grow as individuals as well as learn to deliver performance excellence as a team. Our customers expect a product delivered on time and at top performance.

Capability Maturity Model Integration

Being appraised at CMMI-ACQ Level 3 substantiates the maturity and effectiveness of our Space Systems Engineering and Integration processes. Specifically, the CMMI-ACQ model focuses on applying best practices in the acquisition environment—the environment in which we serve our customers. We are excited about the continued employment and improvement of these processes for acquiring the best possible weapon systems for our customers and end users.

— Mr. Chris Beres, the SSEI General Manager —

  • Effective processes that improve performance in the acquisition environment
  • Processes are well characterized and understood

CMMI Level 3 Appraisal

LinQuest Corporation's Space Systems Engineering and Integration (SSEI) Business Group has been appraised at level 3 of the CMMI Institute's Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)®.

CMMI is a capability improvement framework that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve their performance. An appraisal at maturity level 3 indicates the organization is performing at a "defined" level. At this level, processes are well characterized and understood, and are described in standards, procedures, tools, and methods. The organization's set of standard processes, which is the basis for maturity level 3, is established and improved over time.

LinQuest Corporation's MASIES Acquisition Program was used for the assessment of process artifacts and affirmations. Capability Level 3 was achieved in Measurement and Analysis, Process and Product Quality Assurance, Configuration Management, Risk Management, Requirements Management, Acquisition Requirements Development, Acquisition Validation, Acquisition Verification, and Acquisition Technical Management of the CMMI Institute's Capability Maturity Model Integration v 1.3 (CMMISM). The assessment is based on results from a standard CMMISM Appraisal method for Process Improvement v1.3 (SCAMPISM). The appraisal was performed by JFR Consulting.