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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Develop acquisition requirements to meet stakeholders' needs 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119215  Develop acquisition requirements to meet stakeholders' needs 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Mngt 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Procurement 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-10-12  2008-10-12  SAQA 0362/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-10-12   2012-10-12  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons working in the defence and security related environment especially within the acquisition discipline. A project manager or system engineer who has successfully mastered this unit standard will be able to develop a requirements baseline explicitly derived from the stakeholder requirements that initiated the project.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Identify and collect stakeholder needs, expectations, constraints, and interfaces.
  • Elicit stakeholder needs, expectations, constraints, and interfaces.
  • Develop an understanding with the requirement providers on the meaning of the acquisition requirements.
  • Transform stakeholder needs, expectations, constraints, and interfaces into requirements.
  • Analyse the requirements to ensure necessity, validity, sufficiency and completeness.
  • Analyse requirements to balance stakeholder needs and constraints according to systems engineering practice.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner to increasing levels of efficiency and effectiveness in the defence and security related environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field as well as within other fields. The knowledge, skills and understanding demonstrated in this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the defence and security related environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills, attitude and/or equivalent are assumed to be in place:
  • Literacy and numeracy on NQF level 4.
  • Mastery of the acquisition process, specifically phases of activity, decision-making milestones and baselines as a means of reducing uncertainty, the content of the various baselines, design reviews and configuration audits, and the nature of various specifications at NQF level 4.
  • Project management, specifically project planning including work breakdown structures, responsibility assignment, deliverables and receivables, schedules and budgets, and baselining the project plan at NQF level 4.

    All competencies reflected in the learning assumed to be in place could be achieved through the recognition of prior learning. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard is intended for learners who intend to follow an acquisition management career within the defence and security related acquisition arena.

    Defence includes, but is not limited to South African National Defence Force, South African Police Services and Correctional Services. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and collect stakeholder needs, expectations, constraints, and interfaces. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Stakeholders include customers, users, developers, producers, testers, suppliers, maintainers, marketers, disposal personnel, and regulatory bodies.
  • Constraints include funding and completion date limitations. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All stakeholders and all stakeholder classes have been identified in relation to the development of acquisition requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    In cases where direct communication is not possible, for instance for consumer products, a proxy stakeholder has been identified, for instance marketing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Collected needs, expectations, constraints and interfaces for all phases of the system life cycle have been formally documented according to polices and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant stakeholders have been consulted on an on-going basis during the requirements determination process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Assumptions have been documented and analysed for validity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Elicit stakeholder needs, expectations, constraints, and interfaces. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Elicitation goes beyond collecting requirements, and means the proactive identification and documentation of stakeholder needs using systematic techniques such as questionnaires, surveys, workshops, as well as studying problem reports and suggestions, observing users, and using prototypes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Specific appropriate techniques have been applied to elicit needs from stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All the requirements for all phases of the life cycle have been covered, and needs, expectations, constraints and interfaces have been included according to organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Market opportunity studies have been performed and a threat analysis has been conducted in relation to the development of acquisition requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A technology forecast has been performed according to organisational policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop an understanding with the requirement providers on the meaning of the acquisition requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Objective criteria have been defined to determine whether a requirement provider is legitimate according to organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All requirements have been screened against these criteria and an acceptable requirements from legitimate requirement providers have been formally documented according to organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Explanatory discussions with requirement providers on the meaning of their requirements have occurred and these discussions have been recorded according to organisational policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Transform stakeholder needs, expectations, constraints, and interfaces into requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Various needs, expectations, constraints and interfaces from various stakeholders have been consolidated, refined and elaborated in relation to the development of acquisition requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Needs are formally documented and, missing information has been obtained.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stakeholder requirements for validation and verification have been identified and documented according to organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Mission profiles have been defined, a measure of effectiveness has been specified according to organisational policies and procedures, and a life profile has been developed in relation to the development of acquisition requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    A mission profile is a sequence of events that might occur in the use of the system. It is used to make explicit some of the needs of the stakeholders. A measure of effectiveness quantifies how well a system will perform its user's mission.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The system's boundary, its environment and external interfaces are defined in relation to the development of acquisition requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    A context diagram has been generated.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Analyse the requirements to ensure necessity, validity, sufficiency and completeness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Each requirement has been analysed to ensure that it is correct, clear, unambiguous, complete, feasible, realizable, quantified and verifiable according to organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Each set of requirements have been analysed to ensure that there is no redundancy and no conflict between them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Key requirements that have a strong influence on cost, schedule, functionality, risk, or performance, also known as "drivers", have been identified in relation to the development of acquisition requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Technical performance measures that will be tracked during the project have been identified according to acquisition requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A value model has been developed and applied to prioritise requirements according to acquisition requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Analyse requirements to balance stakeholder needs and constraints according to systems engineering practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A risk assessment on the requirements has been performed according to systems engineering practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Requirements with questionable value have been identified according to systems engineering practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Requirements with an unacceptable risk of not being satisfied have been identified according to systems engineering practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Requirements with questionable value or unacceptable risk have resulted in change proposals according to systems engineering practice. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency; assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Learners are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of this embedded knowledge. The mastery of this embedded knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the learner's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.
  • Apply knowledge of ARMSCOR, DoD and SANDF structures in optimising work activities.
  • Identify key stakeholder office bearers.
  • Interpret the impact of military doctrine on the user requirement.
  • Interpret the impact of the military mission analysis on the user requirement.
  • Interpret the impact of threat analysis on the user requirement.
  • Interpret the impact of the physical environment analysis on the user requirement.
  • Understand the Military Planning Cycle and it's influence on acquisition.
  • Understand the influence of Military culture, customs and traditions in the work place and at social level.
  • Apply Military Protocol to project forums.
  • The system life cycle.
  • The requirements for a requirement, including the attributes of a requirement.
  • Validation and verification.
  • Classification of characteristics, and failure modes, effects, and criticality analysis.
  • Pareto analysis and the identification of drivers.
  • Configuration management, specifically baselines, control boards, engineering changes, classes of engineering change proposals, and status accounting.
  • Basic understanding of the system engineering process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to developing requirements in the defence acquisition environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that all requirements are met in achieving competence in developing requirements in the defence acquisition environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information in developing requirements in the defence acquisition environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when developing requirements in the defence acquisition environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Assessor notes:

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools that are appropriate to the contexts in which the skills will be applied. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of formative and summative assessment and portfolios.

    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, classroom simulation using case studies of sufficient complexity that the necessary skills are demonstrated within realistic learning timescales.

    Integrated assessment:

    It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the overall number of assessment `events`.

    Consider a complete activity in the workplace (the `whole of work` approach) and see which unit standards relate to this activity.
    Work out how practitioners could collect evidence on a number of unit standards at the same time covering all the critical aspects of the standards
    Ensure that commonalities that exist between numbers of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49469   National Diploma: Complex Procurement  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Elective  49783   National Diploma: Joint and Multi-National Operations  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  61729   National Diploma: Policing  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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