System Management: Planning, Enterprise Identity, and Deployment, Second Edition, 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

System Management

Planning, Enterprise Identity, and Deployment, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By Jeffrey O. Grady

CRC Press

628 pages | 152 B/W Illus.

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The second edition of a bestseller, System Management: Planning, Enterprise Identity, and Deployment demonstrates how to make systems development work for any organization. Updated with new chapters, examples, and figures, it discusses the optimum marriage between specific program planning and a company's generic identity. The author focuses on the management aspects of the functional departments and programs and highlights the areas that must be improved in order to implement outstanding systems capability.

The book examines the "what and why" of a process and includes a detailed example of a common process model and discusses how to document one. The author builds the case for a matrix structure in which the enterprise has several programs in the house at any one time, the complex problems these programs must solve, and the need for information from many different knowledge domains. He explores the rationale behind placing a generic process under a central management authority with contributions from all functional departments. The book then covers two sets of program planning strings based on the product entity structure and organizes management techniques for the three fundamental system developments efforts: requirements analysis, synthesis, and verification. It concludes with a discussion of assessment and improvement.

Recognizing the three areas involved in the development of any new or updated system—the system under development, the enterprise itself, and the program within the enterprise responsible for the development work—this book examines how all three of these systems should be developed using the principals of system engineering. Clearly identifying the important elements of the enterprise and program information sets that have to be skillfully manipulated, it covers strategies that help organizations already using a systems approach fine tune their systems and give those not using a systems approach the tools to develop systems of their own.

Table of Contents

The Foundation of Systems Development

Introduction to Systems Development

The Human Foundation of Systems Development

The Fundamentals

System Development Process

Process Fundamentals

Systems Development Description

Process Documentation

Organizational Structures

Introduction to Organizational Structures

Enterprise Knowledge Requirements and the Functional Organization

Functional Organization Charters and Relations

Program Organizational Structures

Generic Planning

Generic Planning Strings

Generic Task Cost and Schedule Estimating

How-to Knowledge Access

System Engineering Training Program Development

Program Planning

Product System Definition

Interface Development in a New World

Program Work Definition Fundamentals

Customer Life Cycle Acquisition Models

Program Planning Structures

Program Implementation Management

Proposal and Concept Development

Resource Acquisition and Program Facilitization

System Requirements Analysis Management

System Synthesis Management

System Verification Management

Risk Management

Work Performance Management

Cost and Schedule Management

Configuration and Data Management

Tools Base

It Just Keeps Getting Better

System Engineering Assessment and Improvement

Motivation of the Systems Approach




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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Design / General