This is just an Excerpt from a larger document, click here to view the entire document.What SBA is Not
SBA is not an approach in which simulations make the decisions. Simulation is simply a tool to help decision makers evaluate a complex set of interrelated factors. The results of simulations must be considered as carefully as the results of any analysis. Also, other more conventional sources of information, as well as experience in prior acquisitions, are still important inputs into the decision-making process.
SBA does not replace a sound systems engineering approach; rather, it provides a mechanism for effectively implementing a systems approach to design and development.
Similarly, SBA is not simply giving everyone all possible information and allowing everyone to see everything that others are doing. Collaborative effort goes beyond having total information and total visibility. It requires that members of a team have access to the information needed to perform their job, information that is accurate and timely. The information must be easily accessible and searchable. Controls must be in place to ensure that only authorized personnel can alter information.