8. Foundations Phase

“... a wise man ... built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.”

“... a foolish man ... built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

—Matthew 7:24–27

The objective of the Foundations phase is to ensure that the proposed approach for a system or capability has the solid technical and management foundations needed to ensure successful development. These foundations include a sound system architecture and associated feasibility evidence, a set of requirements at the system level and for each architecture ...

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