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Managing Complex Technical Projects A Systems Engineering Approach

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ISBN-10: 1580533787

ISBN-13: 9781580533782

Edition: 2002

Authors: R. Ian Faulconbridge, Michael J. Ryan

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Provides basic but complete coverage of the management of complex technical projects and, in particular, of the discipline known as systems engineering through which that management is conducted.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Artech House
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 274
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

R. Ian Faulconbridge he received his M.Eng.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales. He received his M.B.A. in project management from the University of Southern Queensland. He is a senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales.

Michael J. Ryan earned his M.Eng.Sc. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the University of New South Wales. He serves as senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales.

Introduction to Systems Engineering
What Is a System?
System Life Cycle
Acquisition Phase
Utilization Phase
What Is Systems Engineering?
Requirements Engineering
Top-Down Approach
Focus on Life Cycle
System Optimization and Balance
Integration of Disciplines and Specialties
Systems Engineering Relevance
Systems Engineering Benefits
Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation
A Systems Engineering Framework
Systems Engineering Processes
Systems Engineering Management
Systems Engineering Tools
Related Disciplines
Conceptual Design
Identify Stakeholder Requirements
Stakeholder-Requirements Document
Identify Stakeholders
Identify Project and Enterprise Constraints
Identify External Constraints
Define Need, Goals, and Objectives
Define Operational Scenarios
Define Measures of Effectiveness
Define Life-Cycle Concepts
Confirm SRD Structure
Scoping the System
Populate SRD
SRD Endorsement
System-Feasibility Analysis
System-Requirements Analysis
Establish Requirements Framework
Define Functional Requirements
Define Performance Requirements
Define Verification Requirements
Assign Rationale
Perform Functional Analysis and Allocation
Produce Draft System Specification
Define TPMs
System-Requirements Reviews
Other System-Level Considerations
System-Level Synthesis
System-Design Review
Preliminary Design
Subsystem-Requirements Analysis
Requirements Allocation
RBS Versus WBS
Interface Identification and Design
Subsystem-Level Synthesis and Evaluation
Review Sources of Subsystem Requirements
Investigate Preliminary Design Alternatives
Make Optimal Use of Design Space
Select Preferred Solution
Preliminary Design Review
Detailed Design and Development
Detailed Design Requirements
Designing and Integrating System Elements
Detailed Design Process
Some Detailed Design Aids
System Prototype Development
Detailed Design Reviews
Equipment/Software Design Reviews
Critical Design Review
Construction and Production
Operational Use and System Support
Phaseout and Disposal
Systems Engineering Management
Technical Reviews and Audits
Major Reviews
Major Audits
Technical Review and Audit Management
System Test and Evaluation
Developmental Test and Evaluation
Acceptance Test and Evaluation
Operational Test and Evaluation
Test Management
Testing Activities and the System Life Cycle
Technical Risk Management
Risk Identification
Risk Quantification
Risk-Response Development and Control
Risk-Management Documentation
Configuration Management
Establishing the Baselines
Configuration-Management Functions
Configuration-Management Documentation
Specifications and Standards
Integration Management
Systems Engineering Management Planning
Systems Engineering Management Tools
MIL-STD-499B Systems Engineering (Draft)
General Standard Content
Systems Engineering Process
Content of the MIL-STD-499B SEMP
Additional Information and Requirements
EIA/IS-632 Systems Engineering
General Standard Content
Systems Engineering Process
Content of the EIA/IS-632 SEMP
Other Information and Requirements
IEEE 1220 (Trial Use) and IEEE 1220-IEEE Standard for Application and Management of the Systems Engineering Process
General Standard Content
IEEE 1220 Life-Cycle Model
Systems Engineering Process
Content of the IEEE 1220 Engineering Plan
Additional Material and Requirements
ANSI/EIA-632-Processes for Engineering a System
ANSI/EIA-632 Processes
ANSI/EIA-632 Requirements
ANSI/EIA-632 Concepts
ANSI/EIA-632 Annexes
Other Useful Documents
Technical Reviews and Audits
Systems Engineering Standards
Configuration Management
Specification Standards
Work Breakdown Structures
Capability Maturity Models
SEI--Systems Engineering Capability Maturity Model
SE-CMM Foundation
Process Areas
Capability Levels
CMM Integration
Systems Engineering Process Tools
Analysis Tools--Requirements Engineering
What Is a Requirement?
Requirements Engineering
Requirements Documentation
Automated Requirements-Management Tools
Difficulties in Developing Requirements
Synthesis--Various Tools
Schematic Block Diagrams
Physical Modeling
Mathematical Modeling and Simulation
Evaluation--Trade-off Analysis
Related Disciplines
Project Management
Quality Assurance
Logistics Support
Design Support Network
Software Engineering
Hardware Engineering
List of Acronyms
About the Authors