Enterprise Dynamics Sourcebook

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  • Describes and applies frameworks and analytical models of the enterprise as a complex system to improve the understanding of its dynamic elements and their interactions
  • Introduces the POET-OP conceptual element of enterprise dynamics
  • Presents systems dynamics and highly optimized tolerance models of SoSe processes
  • Applies methods to guide the planning and management of the system of systems engineering processes of an enterprise
  • Explains the use of modeling to support decision making in selecting acquisition and management approaches for extremely complex efforts


Rapidly changing market, technological, and organizational environments are forcing government and private sector enterprises to improve services and transform processes. Employing a case study approach, the Enterprise Dynamics Sourcebook presents frameworks and analytical models of the enterprise as a complex system to improve your understanding of its dynamic elements and their interactions.

Illustrating the transformation environments and the evolution of methods required to address emerging challenges, this sourcebook is the product of MITRE-sponsored research on enterprise dynamics and the range of applications pertaining to enterprise transformation programs. It explains how to address the complexities involved with the coordination of policies, organizations, economics, and technology (POET) in operational strategies and processes. It also:

  • Presents qualitative and quantitative data-analytic methods including process workflow, systems dynamics, and highly optimized tolerance-inspired models of SoSE processes
  • Features Bayesian probability and state-space transition methods to address uncertainties in the controlled, influenced, and uncontrolled aspects of enterprise dynamics
  • Explains how to use hybrid multi-scale modeling coupled with enterprise architecture to support decision making in the design, acquisition, and management of complex transformation efforts
  • Outlines methods applicable in the national security, aviation, nuclear waste processing, international commerce, energy and materials, and healthcare sectors of the U.S. economy

The structures and concepts covered in this book will be useful to managers and technical staff in government entities as well as private sector enterprises with significant operational and regulatory interaction with government entities. The enterprise dynamics methods discussed can help in the advancement of systems engineering practices at the enterprise level and also enable the enterprise systems engineering and architecting (ESE/A) process.

Filled with examples, the text provides the understanding of the qualitative and quantitative data-analytic methods required to reduce risk and failure rates and enable your organization to operate effectively in today’s complex and ever-changing environment.

Table of Contents

Defining Enterprise and Transformation Challenges; Kenneth C. Hoffman, William J. Bunting, and Anne Cady
From Systems Engineering to Enterprise Systems Engineering; Kenneth C. Hoffman
Foundations of Enterprise Systems Engineering and Architecting; Christopher G. Glazner
Enterprise Dynamics Methods and Models; Kenneth C. Hoffman, William J. Bunting, Christopher G. Glazner, and Leonard A. Wojcik
Managing Enterprise Transformation Using ESE/A; Fran Dougherty, Elaine S. Ward, and Kenneth C. Hoffman

Simulation of Enterprise Architecture for a Business Strategy; Christopher G. Glazner
Reasoning on Technology Uncertainties for Enterprise Transformation; William J. Bunting
Optimal Control and Differential Game Modeling of a Systems Engineering Process for Transformation; Leonard A. Wojcik and Kenneth C. Hoffman
Hybrid Systems Dynamic, Petri Net, and Agent-Based Modeling of the Air and Space Operations Center; Jennifer Mathieu, John James , Paula Mahoney, Lindsley G. Boiney, Richard Hubbard, and Brian E. White
Nuclear Waste Management Strategic Framework for a Large-Scale Government Program; Gregory A. Love, Christopher G. Glazner, Samuel G. Steckley, Kristin Lee , and Teresa A. Tyborowski
International Trade and Commerce: Enterprise Systems Engineering and Architecture in a Multiagency Environment; William J. Bunting and Kenneth C. Hoffman
Energy and Materials Systems as an Enterprise Systems Engineering Application: Planning and Analysis for the Economy’s Infrastructure; Bradley C. Schoener, Samuel G. Steckley, David H. Reid, Patrick B. Mahoney, Daniel B. Chamberlain, and Kenneth C. Hoffman
Modeling the Nation’s Healthcare System as a Dynamic Enterprise; Fran Dougherty, Kenneth C. Hoffman, Honora R. Huntington, Joseph K. Jun, Dave Klein, Kristin Lee, Bradley C. Schoener, and Mark Walters
Epilogue: Enterprise Systems Engineering and Architecting—Lessons Learned and the Road Ahead; Kenneth C. Hoffman, William J. Bunting, Anne Cady, Christopher G. Glazner, and Leonard A. Wojcik


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