System Engineering Management

ISBN-10: 0470167351

ISBN-13: 9780470167359

Edition: 4th 2009

Authors: Benjamin S. Blanchard

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The proposed revision reflects current world-wide trends, emphasizing the application of principles and concepts of system engineering and how these principles aid in the development, utilization, and support of systems. New content will be added on the changing areas of system requirements, increasing system complexities, extended system life cycles vs. shorter technology cycles, higher costs, and greater international competition. It is also planned to add coverage of the inter-relationship of project management and systems engineeering which come together at the project team level. A solutions manual will be available.
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Book details

List price: $165.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/28/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.222
Language: English

Introduction to System Engineering
Definition of a System
The Characteristics of a System
Categories of Systems
System of Systems (SOS)
The Current Environment: Some Challenges
The Need for System Engineering
The System Life Cycle
Definition of System Engineering
Requirements for System Engineering
System Architecture
System Science
System Analysis
Some Additional System Models
System Engineering in the Life Cycle (Some Applications)
Related Terms and Definitions
Concurrent/Simultaneous Engineering
Some Major Supporting Design Disciplines
Logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM)
Integrated System Maintenance and Support
Data and Information Management
Configuration Management (CM)
Total Quality Management (TQM)
Total System Value and Life-Cycle Cost (LCC)
System Engineering Management
Questions and Problems
The System Engineering Process
Definition of the Problem (Current Deficiency)
System Requirements (Needs Analysis)
System Feasibility Analysis
System Operational Requirements
The Logistics and Maintenance Support Concept
Identification and Prioritization of Technical Performance Measures (TPMs)
Functional Analysis
Functional Flow Block Diagrams (FFBDs)
Operational Functions
Maintenance and Support Functions
Application of Functional Analysis
Interfaces with Other Systems in a SOS Configuration
Requirements Allocation
Functional Packaging and Partitioning
Allocation of System-Level Requirements to the Subsystem Level and Below
Traceability of Requirements (Top-Down/Bottom-Up)
Allocation of Requirements in a SOS Configuration
System Synthesis, Analysis, and Design Optimization
Design Integration
System Test and Evaluation
Categories of Test and Evaluation
Integrated Test Planning
Preparation for Test and Evaluation
Test Performance, Data Collection, Analysis, and Validation
System Modifications
Production and/or Construction
System Operational Use and Sustaining Support
System Retirement and Material Recycling/Disposal
Questions and Problems
System Design Requirements
Development of Design Requirements and Design-To Criteria
Development of Specifications
The Integration of System Design Activities
Selected Design Engineering Disciplines
Software Engineering
Reliability Engineering
Maintainability Engineering
Human-Factors Engineering
Safety Engineering
Security Engineering
Manufacturing and Production Engineering
Logistics and Supportability Engineering
Disposability Engineering
Quality Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Value/Cost Engineering (Life-Cycle Costing)
SOS Integration and Interoperability Requirements
Questions and Problems
Engineering Design Methods and Tools
Conventional Design Practices
Analytical Methods
Information Technology, the Internet, and Emerging Technologies
Current Design Technologies and Tools
The Use of Simulation in System Engineering
The Use of Rapid Prototyping
The Use of Mock-ups
Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
Computer-Aided Support (CAS)
Questions and Problems
Design Review and Evaluation
Design Review and Evaluation Requirements
Informal Day-to-Day Review and Evaluation
Formal Design Reviews
Conceptual Design Review
System Design Reviews
Equipment/Software Design Reviews
Critical Design Review
The Design Change and System Modification Process
Questions and Problems
System Engineering Program Planning
System Engineering Program Requirements
The Need for Early System Planning
Determination of Program Requirements
System Engineering Management Plan (SEMP)
Statement of Work
Definition of System Engineering Functions and Tasks
System Engineering Organization
Development of a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Specification/Documentation Tree
Technical Performance Measures (TPM)
Development of Program Schedules
Preparation of Cost Projections
Program Technical Reviews and Audits
Program Reporting Requirements
Determination of Outsourcing Requirements
Identification of Potential Suppliers
Development of a Request for Proposal (RFP)
Review and Evaluation of Supplier Proposals
Selection of Suppliers and Contract Negotiation
Supplier Monitoring and Control
Integration of Design Specialty Plans
Interfaces with Other Program Activities
Management Methods/Tools
Risk Management Plan
Global Applications/Relationships
Questions and Problems
Organization for System Engineering
Developing the Organizational Structure
Customer, Producer, and Supplier Relationships
Customer Organization and Functions
Producer Organization and Functions (The Contractor)
Functional Organization Structure
Product-Line/Project Organization Structure
Matrix Organizational Structure
Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD)
Integrated Product/Process Teams (IPTs)
System Engineering Organization
Supplier Organization and Functions
Human Resource Requirements
Creating the Proper Organizational Environment
Leadership Characteristics
The Needs of the Individual
Staffing the Organization
Personnel Development and Training
Questions and Problems
System Engineering Program Evaluation
Evaluation Requirements
Evaluation of the System Engineering Organization
Program Reporting, Feedback, and Control
Questions and Problems
Functional Analysis (Case-Study Examples)
Life-Cycle Cost-Analysis Process
Selected Case Studies (Seven Examples)
Design Review Checklist
Supplier Evaluation Checklist
Selected Bibliography
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