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Systems Engineering for Projects

Achieving Positive Outcomes in a Complex World, 1st Edition

By Lory Mitchell Wingate

Auerbach Publications

294 pages

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Systems engineering has been applied to some of the most important projects of our time, including those that have helped humanity explore the world and the universe, expand our technical abilities, and enhance the quality of human life.

Without formal training in systems engineering, the discipline is often difficult to understand and apply, and its use within projects is often confusing. Systems Engineering for Projects: Achieving Positive Outcomes in a Complex World provides an approach that utilizes a combination of the most effective processes from both project management and systems engineering disciplines in a simplified and straightforward manner.

The processes described in the book are lightweight, flexible, and tailorable. They provide the shortest path to success in projects across the entire project life cycle, from research to operations, and from simple to the most complex. The book also addresses how this methodology can be used in a continually adapting and changing world, as projects span disciplines and become even more interconnected across all areas of human existence.

Each chapter includes diagrams, templates, summary lists, a case study, and a thought-provoking question and answer section that assists readers in immediate application of the material to their own projects. The book is a project manager’s resource for understanding how to directly apply essential processes to projects in a way that increases the probability of achieving success. It is a comprehensive, go-to manual on the application of systems engineering processes to projects of all types and complexity.

Table of Contents

Dedication

Contents

List of Illustrations and Tables

Preface

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Chapter 1 The Discipline of Systems Engineering

Chapter 2 Systems Engineering as a Project Enabler

Chapter 3 Application of Complementary Processes

Chapter 4 Application of Unique Processes

Chapter 5 Success Measurements

Chapter 6 Tailoring

Chapter 7 Methodology Synthesis and Application

Chapter 8 The Future of Systems Engineering

Acronyms

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

Lory Mitchell Wingate has an MBA in Information Technology Management, and is an INCOSE certified Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP), and Project Management Institute (PMI) Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and is author of the book “Project Management for Research and Development”, Auerbach Publications, 2014. She has achieved notable success in applying systems engineering within projects that range from the simple to the highly complex within diverse fields such as policy research, aerospace engineering, production and support, and scientific research. With over twenty-five years of experience in both forprofit and non-profit companies, Wingate possesses detailed knowledge and expertise in systems engineering and project management.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS101000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Project Management
COM032000
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
REF027000
REFERENCE / Yearbooks & Annuals
TEC009000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)