Operational Concept (glossary)

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Operational Concept: verbal and graphic statement of an organization’s assumptions or intent in regard to an operation or series of operations of a system or a related set of systems. (ANSI/AIAA G-043-199)


ISO/IEC/IEEE. 2011. Systems and software engineering - Requirements engineering. Geneva, Switzerland: International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/International Electrotechnical Commission/ Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), (IEC), ISO/IEC/IEEE 29148.


The operational concept is designed to give an overall picture of the operations using one or more specific systems, or set of related systems, in the organization’s operational environment from the users’ and operators’ perspective. See also concept of operations.

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