US Army Combined Arms Center – intellectual center of the army
2016 - 2024
0 – 18 Mos
18 – 36 Mos
Traditional: a complete/ detailed DOTMLPF approach for a general solution for the entire Army
Capability Development Rapid Transition (CDRT): [Rapid Equipping]:
specific unit or theater
Troops identify capability
REF field team evaluates
Money taken from operational or program accounts
Delivery time to field:
Capability Development & Process Timelines
Spiral Development: process to where desired capability identified but the end state requirements not known. Updated and revalidated on a schedule using risk management.
Incremental Development: process to where desired capability identified, an end state is known. Requirement met by developing several increments, each dependent on available mature technology.