The complexity of man-made systems has increased to an unprecedented level. This has led to new opportunities, but also to increased challenges for the organizations that create and utilize systems.
(ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288, 2015)
This book is about trade-off analyses in the life cycle of a system. It is written from the perspective of engineers, systems engineers, and other decision-makers involved in the life cycle of a system. In this book, we present the best practices for performing systems engineering trade-off analyses in a step-by-step, structured manner. Our intent is to make it an easy-to-understand and useful reference for students, practitioners, and researchers.
Systems are developed to create value for stakeholders by providing desired capabilities. Stakeholders include investors, government agencies, customers/acquirers, end users/operators, system developers/integrators, ...