Many people contributed to the development of knowledge captured in this book. The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), a most friendly and supportive professional society of Systems Engineers, served as a hospitable home for most of the activities described in the book. INCOSE enabled the project with workshops, symposia, web space, and friendly administrative support, and recognized the work with the INCOSE 2009 Best Product Award.
The Lean Systems Engineering Working Group (LSE WG) of INCOSE was initiated to develop and mature the knowledge of Lean Systems Engineering. Many members of the WG, too numerous to list by name (the current membership of 200 individuals is available on the INCOSE site), supported the development of 147 practices we term Lean Enablers for Systems Engineering (LEfSE) which are the main subject of this book. LEfSE were developed by the two following teams organized under the LSE WG:
Concept-to-Beta Team: Dr. Earll Murman, Ford Professor of Engineering Emeritus, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, team leader; Col. James Horejsi, Chief Engineer, U.S. Space and Missile Command, ret.; James Zehmer, Vice President, Toyota ABC, Long Beach, California; Dr. Larry Earnest, Project Manager and lead Systems Engineer, Northrop Grumman; Michael Schaviatello, Project Manager, Boeing Satellite Development Co.; Deborah Secor and Ray Jorgensen, Systems Engineering Managers, Rockwell Collins; and the ...