1st Edition

Systems Engineering Holistic Life Cycle Architecture Modeling and Design with Real-World Applications

By Sandra Furterer Copyright 2022
    400 Pages 333 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    This book provides a guide for systems engineering modeling and design. It focuses on the design life cycle with tools and application-based examples of how to design a system, focusing on incorporating systems principles and tools to ensure system integration. It provides product-based and service system examples to understand the models, tools, and activities to be applied to design and implement a system. The first section explains systems principles, models, and architecture for systems engineering, lifecycle models, and the systems architecture. Further sections explain systems design, development, and deployment life cycle with applications and tools and advanced systems engineering topics.


    • Focuses on model-based systems engineering and describes the architecture of the systems design models.
    • Uses real-world examples to corroborate different and disparate systems engineering activities.
    • Describes and applies the Vee systems engineering design methodology, with cohesive examples and applications of designing systems.
    • Discusses culture change and the skills people need to design and integrate systems.
    • Shows detailed and cohesive examples of the systems engineering tools throughout the systems engineering life cycle.

    This book is aimed at graduate students and researchers in systems engineering, modeling and simulation, any major engineering discipline, industrial engineering, and technology.

    Section 1 Systems Engineering Fundamentals

    1. Systems Principles and Concepts
    2. Life Cycle Models for Systems Engineering
    3. Systems Architecture for Model-Based Systems Engineering

    Section 2 Systems Design, Development, and Deployment Life Cycle – Service Applications and Tools

    4. Concept of Operations Phase 1 – Define Strategic Mission Goals
    5. Concept of Operations Phase 1 – Define Mission Analysis
    6. Requirements and Architecture Phase 2 – Develop Logical Architecture
    7. Requirements and Architecture Phase 2 – Elicit Requirements
    8. Requirements and Architecture Phase 2 – Derive Requirements
    9. Detailed Design Phase 3
    10. Implementation, Integration, Test and Verification, System Verification, and Validation within Phases 4 and 5
    11. Operation and Maintenance Phase 6
    12. Systems Engineering Planning
    13. Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
    14. Lean, Iterative, and Agile Life Cycles that can be Used to Streamline System Design and Development Timelines
    15. Holistic Culture and Change Management Concepts and Skills for Enhancing Systems



    Dr. Sandy Furterer is an Associate Professor and Department Chair at the University of Dayton, in the Department of Engineering Management, Systems and Technology. She has applied Lean Six Sigma, Systems Engineering, and Engineering Management tools in higher education, healthcare, banking, retail, and other service industries. She had achieved the level of Vice President in several banking institutions. She previously managed the Enterprise Performance Excellence center in a healthcare system.

    Dr. Furterer received her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering with a specialization in Quality Engineering from the University of Central Florida in 2004. She received an MBA from Xavier University, and a Bachelor and Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University.

    Dr. Furterer is an author or co-author of several reference textbooks and handbooks on Lean Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma, Lean Systems, Quality Management and Quality Improvement, as well as several journal articles, conference proceedings, and more than 90 conference presentations.

    Dr. Furterer has extensive experience in business process and quality improvements. She is an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/ Organizational Excellence, an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, an ASQ fellow, and a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

    Dr. Furterer lives in Dayton with her husband Dan, rescue dogs Demi (Dr. Deming), Lily (Lilian Gilbreth), and cats Louis and Gypsy. Her 3 wonderful kids are also close by.