1st Edition

Enterprise Systems Engineering Advances in the Theory and Practice

Edited By George Rebovich, Jr., Brian E. White Copyright 2011
    478 Pages 145 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Although usually well-funded, systems development projects are often late to market and over budget. Worse still, many are obsolete before they can be deployed or the program is cancelled before delivery. Clearly, it is time for a new approach. With coverage ranging from the complex characteristics and behaviors of enterprises to the challenges they pose for engineering and technology, Enterprise Systems Engineering: Advances in the Theory and Practice examines the impacts of enterprise processes and leading-edge technologies on the evolution of an enterprise.

    As much about history as it is about systems engineering, this book provides a snapshot of the early thinking in enterprise systems engineering—a snapshot taken before the memory of its perspective is corrupted by time. It discusses emerging methods essential to successful systems engineering. The editors define and examine key building blocks of the evolving field of enterprise systems engineering. They address the issues of the changing nature of systems engineering, lay out a recommended direction for the future, and provide a unified basis for moving toward a mature discipline with the expanded scope.

    During the last decade, something has changed in the way people work together. Seldom do isolated groups work on local problems to build stove-pipe solutions and systems seldom are developed in a social, political, economic, or technical vacuum. Yet concerted attempts to better implement systems engineering seemed not to improve the situation. Standing on the threshold of a new era in systems engineering, the editors point an arrow in the direction of systems engineering evolution, a direction that is equal parts social change and technological change.

    Introduction, J.K. DeRosa
    Systems Thinking for the Enterprise, G. Rebovic h Jr.
    Pilots and Case Studies, K. A. Crider
    Capabilities-Based Engineering Analysis, S.J. Anderson and M.J. Webb
    Enterprise Opportunity and Risk, B.E. White
    Architectures for Enterprise Systems Engineering, C. Troche, J.K. DeRosa, J.H. Bigelow Jr., T.J. Blevins, J.C. Fonseca, M.J. Webb, M.R. Coirin, H.L. K., J.M. Vittori , B. Singh, R.W. Fox, J.S. Cook, C. A. Plainte, M.D. Baehre, and M.R. McFarren
    Enterprise Analysis and Assessment, J.J. Roberts
    Enterprise Management, R.S. Swarz
    Agile Functionality for Decision Superiority, K.A. Cabana, L.G. Boiney, L.A. Lore n, C.D. Berube, R.J. Lesch, L.B. O’Brien, C.A. Bonaceto, and H. Singh
    Enterprise Activities: Evolving toward an Enterprise, S.C. Elgass, L.S. Hawthorne, C. A. Kaprielian, P.S. Kim, A.K. Miller, L.R. Ricci, M.A. Slatter y, J. Reid Slaughter, P.A. Smyton, and R.E. Stuebe


    Brian E. White, George Rebovich Jr.

    The chapters of this book contain thoughtful perspectives, covering both theory and practice, on many different aspects of enterprise systems engineering (ESE). …. This is the most comprehensive book on the topic of ESE. For all those involved in implementing SE at the enterprise level, this is a book that you must have on your bookshelf.
    In the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK)