6.2 The CatalystSM Methodology

Catalyst is the comprehensive basis for our technical and management approach. A total methodology for business change and for systems development and operation, Catalyst has a framework that facilitates and guides complex application system development, integration, deployment, and operational services.

CSC has used Catalyst and its predecessor, the Digital System Development Methodology (DSDM), for more than 18 years to support a wide range of commercial and government customers in developing and maintaining their systems. Catalyst is thoroughly documented in 16 volumes, available to CSC/PBFI Team employees on the Knowledge Asset System (KAS), CSC’s corporate online repository for best practices.

We will perform the final design, integration, and implementation tasks for CHART II through a defined and tailored application of this methodology, which supports the Level 3 and above criteria of Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model (CMM) for Software.