Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University

Pilot Projects

Many of the practices developed by the SEI technical programs have promising applications within the DoD acquisitions community. Acquisition pilot studies allow for the early application of maturing SEI products and services in a real-world acquirer context.

When the match between an SEI technology and a need within an acquisition program promises to provide an opportunity for community learning, the SEI establishes an acquisition pilot with customer involvement.

Lessons learned from these experiments are widely disseminated through case studies, course modules, workshop content, SEI publications, DoD and professional society conferences, and technical literature. Select a pilot study below to learn more:

Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) Management Plan
This pilot program explored application of a COTS Management Plan to the maintenance life cycle.

Common Link Integration Program (CLIP)
This program examined strategies for applying the technologies developed by the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis group (including Quality Attributes Workshop and  Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method) to the software acquisition process.

Options Analysis for Reengineering (OAR) Pilot 1
This is a study for applying OAR, a method for identifying and mining reusable software components within large and complex software systems. 

Options Analysis for Reengineering (OAR) Pilot 2
This is a follow-on pilot of OAR, again with the Future Combat Systems (FCS) program.

Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Pilot Study
This study applied Product Line Practice to a DoD organization.