Systems Engineering Guidebook: A Process for Developing Systems and Products, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Systems Engineering Guidebook

A Process for Developing Systems and Products, 1st Edition

By James N Martin

CRC Press

304 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9780849378379
pub: 1996-11-14
SAVE ~$35.00

FREE Standard Shipping!


Systems Engineering Guidebook: A Process for Developing Systems and Products is intended to provide readers with a guide to understanding and becoming familiar with the systems engineering process, its application, and its value to the successful implementation of systems development projects. The book describes the systems engineering process as a multidisciplinary effort. The process is defined in terms of specific tasks to be accomplished, with great emphasis placed on defining the problem that is being addressed prior to designing the solution.

Table of Contents


Intended Users of this Book

Definition of Systems Engineering

SE and Concurrent Engineering

SE Process Benefits

Applications of the SE Process

Key Elements of Systems Engineering

Key Issues of Systems Engineering

SE Process Tailoring

Key Questions of Systems Engineering

The Ideal Systems Engineer

Systems Concepts

Systems Terminology

System Hierarchy

Product Development

Various Uses for the Building Block Structure

The Nature of Requirements

Process Concepts

Relationship Between Process and Tools

The PMTE Paradigm

PMTE Element Definitions

Distinction Between Process and Methods

Systems Engineering Development Environment (SEDE)

Mapping PMTE Relationships

Roles of Technology and People

Implications for Management

Systems Engineering Process Overview

SE Process Roles

Systems Engineering Process

Systems Engineering Process Elements

Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP)

Systems Engineering Master Schedule (SEMS) and Systems Engineering Detailed Schedule (SEDS)

Other Aspects of Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering Process Details

Process Tailoring

Graphical Notation

Process Inputs and Outputs

Activity Inputs and Outputs

Systems Engineering Management Subprocess

SE Planning Activity

SE Control and Integration Activity

Requirements and Architecture Definition Subprocess

Requirements Analysis Activity

Functional Analysis/Allocation Activity

Synthesis Activity

System Analysis and Optimization Activity

Requirements and Architecture Documentation Activity

System Integration and Verification (SI&V) Subprocess

SI&V Planning Activity

SI&V Development Activity

SI&V Execution Activity

Process Tailoring

Tailoring Considerations

General Guidance

In-Depth Considerations

SEMP Tailoring

Specialty Engineering and Functional Discipline Tasks

Tailoring Documentation

Systems Engineering Process Support




Case Studies and Examples

International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

Programmatic Application

System Architecture

Project Organization

Cross-Project Issues

Time Dependencies




Appendix A: Definition of Systems Engineering

Appendix B: The Multi-Disciplinary Team Concept

Appendix C: DOD Acquisition Life Cycle

Appendix D: SE Process Champion's Role

Appendix E: Systems Engineering Life Cycle Models

Appendix F: Technical Reviews and Audits

Appendix G: In-Process Quality Inspections (IPQI)


About the Series

Systems Engineering

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)