The MSOC Project will use a transitional development methodology to implement project deliverables using two parallel streams of development (integrated information environment and renovations) within a three-phased project approach. Each phase of work will build on the previous phase initiatives until the full capability has been implemented at Full Operational Capability (FOC). The Project will deliver the business/technical solution as five (5) main operational capability releases. A graphical overview of the project plan is provided below.
Phase I - Interim Capability. Phase I is completed and provided an Interim Capability (IC) to the MSOC’s being developed on both coasts using DND’s existing maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance facilities. This phase established an environmental baseline from which the project developed.
Phase II - Definition. Phase II is completed. During this phase the Project Team defined the overall MSOC requirements in terms of business and integrated information environment functions along with operational and technical architecture. The MSOC physical infrastructure requirements were also defined. During the Definition Phase, Capability Release #1 was delivered with the declaration of Initial Operational Capability #1 (IOC #1) in October 2009.
Phase III - Implementation. Phase III has commenced with Treasury Board of Canada Effective Project Approval (EPA) being received on 24 March 2011. The Implementation Phase includes the design, development, testing and installation of the final Coastal MSOC business/technical solution segments, in the form of Capability Releases #2, #3, #4 and #5. Capability Releases #2 and #3 will be considered completed with the declaration of Initial Operational Capability #2 (IOC #2), while Capability Releases #4 and #5 will be considered completed with the declaration of Full Operational Capability. This phase will also include project closure and the final transition of life cycle support data to the in-service support organization(s).
Three-Phased Project Approach
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