For a senior systems engineer, if a day were to be missed, missing Day 2 would have minimum effect. However, it would certainly not be helpful to miss the day, which:
- sets foundations for architecting – physical and logical
- superimposes V&V on the development framework
- precisely defines process elements which become the basis of work products, methods and skills which are exercised/developed for the rest of the week in mainly course format
- establishes unambiguous communication in the group for the rest of the week.
There is a clear break of content between Day 2 and Day 3, so the ability of a person to understand and participate for the rest of the week would not be affected.