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Mission Statement

The Requirements Analysis and Capability Delivery (RACD) team prepares and supports software and services that: 1) enable user access to and use of XSEDE federated infrastructure, and 2) enable infrastructure and service providers to federate with XSEDE. Starting from XSEDE prioritized user requirements (use cases) RACD coordinates the engineering work necessary to integrate software and services into production at SPs and campuses, as XSEDE central services, as external vendor services, or on user personal systems.  RACD uses engineering best practices and tools, works with external vendors and software partners to minimize integration cost to XSEDE, and aims to maximize ROI to XSEDE and the NSF.

Goals, Metrics & KPIs

RACD Metrics


# of capability delivery plans prepared for prioritized use cases

7Create an open and evolving e-infrastructure

# of CI integration assistance engagements

6Create an open and evolving e-infrastructure
User rating of components delivered in production4 out of 5Create an open and evolving e-infrastructure
Operator rating of components delivered for production deployment4 out of 5Create an open and evolving e-infrastructure
Software/service provider rating of our integration assistance4 out of 5Create an open and evolving e-infrastructure
Responsiveness to defect and support requests45 days or lessCreate an open and evolving e-infrastructure





Team Members

JP NavarroUniv. of Chicago/Argonne Nat. Lab.Manager, Requirements Analysis Engineer, and Integration EngineerLookup e-mail
Shava SmallenSDSCDeputy Manager, Evaluation/Testing CoordinatorLookup e-mail
Kate KayaSDSCManagement SupportLookup e-mail
Lee LimingUniv. of ChicagoRequirements Analysis EngineerLookup e-mail
Jim BasneyNCSALead Security Designer and Requirements Analysis EngineerLookup e-mail
Venkat YekkiralaNCSASecurity EngineerLookup e-mail
Eric BlauUniv. of Chicago/Argonne Nat. Lab.Integration & Information Services EngineerLookup e-mail
Rob LightPSCInformation Services EngineerLookup e-mail
Galen ArnoldNCSAEvaluation/testing engineerLookup e-mail
Choonhan YounSDSCEvaluation/testing engineerLookup e-mail
Christopher IrvingSDSCEvaluation/testing engineerLookup e-mail
Susan LitzingerPSCEvaluation/testing engineerLookup e-mail
Derek SimmelPSCEvaluation/testing engineerLookup e-mail
Peter EnstromNCSAEvaluation/testing engineerLookup e-mail

Communication & Meetings

Agendas and Minutes


  • Schedule TBD
  • Alternating between "requirements, planning, and integration" and "evaluation and testing"
  • Join online:
  • Join by Phone 
    • +1 217 332 6338 
    • +1 312 994 8410 
    • +1 888 983 3631 
  • Conference ID: 6759150

New Staff Orientation

TODO: pointer to revised engineering process


Use Cases
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Capability Delivery Plans