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System Engineering Management, 5th Edition

Book Description

A practical, step-by-step guide to total systems management

Systems Engineering Management, Fifth Edition is a practical guide to the tools and methodologies used in the field. Using a "total systems management" approach, this book covers everything from initial establishment to system retirement, including design and development, testing, production, operations, maintenance, and support. This new edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest tools and best practices, and includes rich discussion on computer-based modeling and hardware and software systems integration. New case studies illustrate real-world application on both large- and small-scale systems in a variety of industries, and the companion website provides access to bonus case studies and helpful review checklists. The provided instructor's manual eases classroom integration, and updated end-of-chapter questions help reinforce the material. The challenges faced by system engineers are candidly addressed, with full guidance toward the tools they use daily to reduce costs and increase efficiency.

System Engineering Management integrates industrial engineering, project management, and leadership skills into a unique emerging field. This book unifies these different skill sets into a single step-by-step approach that produces a well-rounded systems engineering management framework.

  • Learn the total systems lifecycle with real-world applications
  • Explore cutting edge design methods and technology
  • Integrate software and hardware systems for total SEM
  • Learn the critical IT principles that lead to robust systems

Successful systems engineering managers must be capable of leading teams to produce systems that are robust, high-quality, supportable, cost effective, and responsive. Skilled, knowledgeable professionals are in demand across engineering fields, but also in industries as diverse as healthcare and communications. Systems Engineering Management, Fifth Edition provides practical, invaluable guidance for a nuanced field.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright
  3. Preface
  4. Chapter 1: Introduction to System Engineering
    1. 1.1 Definition of a System
    2. 1.2 The Current Environment: Some Challenges
    3. 1.3 The Need for System Engineering
    4. 1.4 Related Terms and Definitions
    5. 1.5 System Engineering Management
    6. 1.6 Summary
    7. Questions and Problems
  5. Chapter 2: The System Engineering Process
    1. 2.1 Definition of the Problem (Current Deficiency)
    2. 2.2 System Requirements (Needs Analysis)
    3. 2.3 System Feasibility Analysis
    4. 2.4 System Operational Requirements
    5. 2.5 The Logistics and Maintenance Support Concept
    6. 2.6 Identification and Prioritization of Technical Performance Measures (TPMs)
    7. 2.7 Functional Analysis
    8. 2.8 Requirements Allocation
    9. 2.9 System Synthesis, Analysis, and Design Optimization
    10. 2.10 Design Integration
    11. 2.11 System Test and Evaluation
    12. 2.12 Production and/or Construction
    13. 2.13 System Operational Use and Sustaining Support
    14. 2.14 System Retirement and Material Recycling/Disposal
    15. 2.15 Summary
    16. Questions and Problems
  6. Chapter 3: System Design Requirements
    1. 3.1 Development of Design Requirements and Design-To Criteria
    2. 3.2 Development of Specifications
    3. 3.3 The Integration of System Design Activities
    4. 3.4 Selected Design Engineering Disciplines
    5. 3.5 SOS Integration and Interoperability Requirements
    6. 3.6 Summary
    7. Questions and Problems
  7. Chapter 4: Engineering Design Methods and Tools
    1. 4.1 Conventional Design Practices
    2. 4.2 Analytical Methods
    3. 4.3 Information Technology, the Internet, and Emerging Technologies
    4. 4.4 Current Design Technologies and Tools
    5. 4.5 Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
    6. 4.6 Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
    7. 4.7 Computer-Aided Support (CAS)
    8. 4.8 Summary
    9. Questions and Problems
  8. Chapter 5: Design Review and Evaluation
    1. 5.1 Design Review and Evaluation Requirements
    2. 5.2 Informal Day-to-Day Review and Evaluation
    3. 5.3 Formal Design Reviews
    4. 5.4 The Design Change and System Modification Process
    5. 5.5 Supplier Review and Evaluation
    6. 5.6 Summary
    7. Questions and Problems
  9. Chapter 6: System Engineering Program Planning
    1. 6.1 System Engineering Program Requirements
    2. 6.2 System Engineering Management Plan (SEMP)
    3. 6.3 Determination of Outsourcing Requirements
    4. 6.4 Integration of Design Specialty Plans
    5. 6.5 Interfaces with Other Program Activities
    6. 6.6 Management Methods/Tools
    7. 6.7 Risk Management Plan
    8. 6.8 Global Applications/Relationships
    9. 6.9 Summary
    10. Questions and Problems
  10. Chapter 7: Organization for System Engineering
    1. 7.1 Developing the Organizational Structure
    2. 7.2 Customer, Producer, and Supplier Relationships
    3. 7.3 Customer Organization and Functions
    4. 7.4 Producer Organization and Functions (the Contractor)
    5. 7.5 Tailoring the Process
    6. 7.6 Supplier Organization and Functions
    7. 7.7 Human Resource Requirements
    8. 7.8 Summary
    9. Questions and Problems
  11. Chapter 8: System Engineering Program Evaluation
    1. 8.1 Evaluation Requirements
    2. 8.2 Benchmarking
    3. 8.3 Evaluation of the System Engineering Organization
    4. 8.4 Program Reporting, Feedback, and Control
    5. 8.5 Summary
    6. Questions and Problems
  12. Appendix A: Functional Analysis (Case-Study Examples)
  13. Appendix B: Cost Process and Models
    1. B.1 Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Process
    2. B.2 Cost Models and Objective Functions
  14. Appendix C: Selected Case Studies (Nine Examples)
    1. C.1 Failure Mode, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
    2. C.2 Fault-Tree Analysis (FTA)
    3. C.3 Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM)
    4. C.4 Maintenance Task Analysis (MTA)
    5. C.5 Level-of-Repair Analysis (LORA)
    6. C.6 Design Evaluation of Alternatives
    7. C.7 Life-Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA)
    8. C.8 Organizational Structure's Effect on Development
    9. C.9 Implementation in Hardware vs. Software
  15. Appendix D: Design Review Checklist
  16. Appendix E: Supplier Evaluation Checklist
  17. Appendix F: Selected Bibliography
    1. 1. Systems, Systems Analysis, and Systems Engineering
    2. 2. Concurrent and Simultaneous Engineering
    3. 3. Software and Computer-Aided Systems
    4. 4. Reliability Engineering
    5. 5. Maintainability Engineering and Maintenance
    6. 6. Human Factors, Safety, and Security Engineering
    7. 7. Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Supportability
    8. 8. Production, Manufacturing, Quality Control, and Assurance
    9. 9. Operations Research and Operations Management
    10. 10. Engineering Economy and Life-Cycle Cost Analysis
    11. 11. Management and Supporting Areas
  18. Index
  19. End User License Agreement