Systems Assurance

System Assurance aims to ensure and demonstrated that the system will:
  • meet its functional requirements, quality objectives and end user’s acceptability;
  • satisfy its performance when operated within its design envelope and proposed operational environment; and
  • maintain the specified level of performance and ready to operate when needed.
System Assurance is the planned and systematic set of activities that assure systems engineering processes and products conform with systems requirements for RAMS (reliability, availability, maintainability, and safety), standards, procedures, and regulations.

The aims of system assurance includes the following:

  • assures processes and products meet their specified requirements, are consistent, complete, correct as warranted for the system and operating environment, and satisfies stakeholder needs;
  • enables proactive identification and addresses areas of inadequate analysis, deficient risk mitigation plans, certification/verification inadequacies, or process/product non-compliances having the potential to impact safety, reliability, availability, maintainability, or overall mission-assured success;
  • helps to identify and eliminate project risks in a timely manner and to optimise cost and resources; and
  • provides means to address the interests of all stakeholders, from regulators and funding bodies to acquisition program offices, developers and subcontractors, and covers entire life cycle; more importantly Provides Business Cases and Improved Justification for Capital Investment through Strategic Investment Planning.

What motivates System Assurance?

Proven process to solve competing strategic, engineering and commercial objectives