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Systems Engineering Guidebook
A Process for Developing Systems and Products




ISBN 9780849378379
Published November 14, 1996 by CRC Press
304 Pages

 
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Book Description

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

Introduction
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
Training
Tools
Metrics
Case Studies and Examples
International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
Programmatic Application
System Architecture
Project Organization
Cross-Project Issues
Time Dependencies
Glossary
Acronyms
Bibliography
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)
Index

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