Arke Ltd and SEA presented a new approach to assessing the costs, benefits and achievability of capability acquisition this year at the Close Combat Symposium, held at Shrivenham from 25th – 27th July 2017. Arke and SEA have worked together on a range of a research programmes, most recently supporting Dstl’s Delivering Dismounted Effect programme and the SE Tower programme.
Charlotte Watson, along with SEA’s Darren Stinchcombe, presented to an audience of industry and military stakeholders at the event, which was organised and chaired by Cranfield University. The approach, which focus’ on H.M. Treasury’s 5 Case Model, aims to establish whether an initiative represents good value for money and, crucially, whether it can be delivered based on a range of achievability factors which include technical, personnel or governance challenges. The method, which has been used to support a range of MOD projects, including Dstl research on the SE Tower programme, has been well received within MOD as it allows stakeholders to generate evidence that can be used across all aspects of the business case and helps demonstrate real risks to capability exploitation.
Posted on 1st August 2017