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Systems Integration

The breadth and complexity of the overall Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program RD&D effort, as well as the interaction of program elements, requires an integrated approach to reduce risk and maximize the potential for success. The focus of systems integration is to understand the complex interactions among program areas, components, and the tradeoffs between them. Systems Integration ensures all requirements are being addressed, tracks and measures the progress of projects, conducts independent analyses to aid the decisions that need to be made over the course of the program, supports a performance-based management approach, and identifies and quantifies programmatic and technical risks to ensure the program is proactive in response to issues and challenges.

Systems Integration supports the Program by applying systems engineering and project management principles in all its activities. Activities include development of an integrated baseline with associated budget and schedule projections, conducting independent reviews and peer reviews on technical progress, and application of technical management controls. Systems Integration has also supported systems analysis activities directly to ensure proper technical integration across the Program.

Systems Integration has four focus areas:

To learn more about DOE's systems integration activities, see:

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Content Last Updated: 11/27/2012