Affordability Analysis

Work Product: Affordability Research Document

The first two recommended next steps from the MORS Affordability Analysis: How Do You Do It? Workshop were to form a team (i.e., the Affordability Analysis Community of Practice, AA CoP) and to complete all the recommended research not able to be conducted during the 3 1/2 day workshop. That research next step is completed with the AA CoP's Affordability Research Document and it’s framework summary in Table 2 available in the CoP Doucments search on the right side of this page.

Description / Overview

Established: Feb 2013
Recommendation from "Affordability Analysis" Workshop, Oct 2012
Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Symposium Tie: CG E Acquisition, WG 26 Cost Analysis, & WG 27 Decision Analysis
Point of Contact: Dr. Lisa Oakley-Bogdewic

MORS held a workshop on Affordability Analysis: How Do We Do It? on 1-4 October 2012. The purpose of this meeting was to provide a forum for discussing approaches to affordability analysis, including methodologies, historical perspectives and recent innovations in order to new insights and approaches.

The MORS Affordability Analysis Workshop was timely, providing needed discussions from key leadership, organizations, and individuals. However, the discussions did not end there. A MORS Community of Practice was established to continue working with the government on the following workshop recommendations:

Symposium / Special Meeting Ties

MORS Special Meetings

MORS Symposium:

  • Define affordability analysis concepts, including portfolios

  • Develop an affordability analysis "how to manual"

    • People, authorities, skills, processes, methods, data and standards

    • Drivers, strategies, information needs, metrics and analyses across the life cycl

    • Relationship between resources and readines

    • Best practices from other organizations

  • Identify organizational accountability across the full life cycle

  • Develop a trace-back capability for key decisions

    • Affordability Analysis: How Do We Do It? Workshop, 1-4 October 2012

    • Affordability Analysis: Developing the Process Workshop, 10-12 March 2014

    • Composite Group E: Acquisition

    • Working Group 26: Cost Analysis

    • Working Group 27: Decision Analysis

Join a CoP

To join a Community of Practice, log into your MORS account and select “MORS Communities” under the “My MORS” tab. At the bottom, there is a section titled Communities of Practice.  From there you can select all communities you may be interested in.  


CoP Lead:
Dr. Lisa Oakley-Bogdewic,​

MORS Staff:
Ms. Liz Marriott,