Systems Engineering for Projects
Achieving Positive Outcomes in a Complex World
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
List of Illustrations and Tables
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
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.