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Managing Complex Technical Projects

A Systems Engineering Approach

Managing Complex Technical Projects
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This unique resource delivers complete, easy-to-understand coverage of the management of complex technical projects through systems engineering. Written for a wide spectrum of readers, from novices to experienced practitioners, the book holds the solution to delivering projects on time and within budget, avoiding the failures and inefficiencies of past efforts.

It provides you with a framework that encapsulates all areas of systems engineering, clearly showing you where the multitude of systems engineering activities fit within the overall effort. You get a top-down approach that introduces you to the philosophical aspects of this discipline, and offers you a cohesive understanding of a plethora of important terms, standards and practices that have been developed independently. Moreover, the authors present key systems engineering issues in a manner that promotes individual thinking and unique approaches to the varied projects you encounter in the field.

Contents:

Introduction to Systems Engineering - What is a System? System Lifecycle. What is Systems Engineering? Systems Engineering Relevance. Systems Engineering Benefits. Analysis, Synthesis and Evaluation. A Systems Engineering Framework.

Conceptual Design - Introduction. Identify Stakeholder Requirements. System Feasibility Analysis. System Requirements Analysis. System Functional Analysis. System Requirements Analysis. System-Level Synthesis. System Design Review (SDR).

Preliminary Design - Introduction. Subsystem Requirements Analysis. Requirements Allocation. RBS versus WBS. Interface Identification and Design. Subsystem-Level Synthesis and Evaluation. Preliminary Design Review (PDR).

Detailed Design and Development - Introduction. Detailed Design Requirements. Designing and Integrating System Elements. System Prototype Development. Detailed Design Reviews. Construction and/or Production. Operational Use and System Support. Phase-Out and Disposal.

Systems Engineering Management - Introduction. Technical Reviews and Audits. System Test and Evaluation. Technical Risk Management. Configuration Management. Specifications and Standards. Integration Management. Systems Engineering Management Planning. Summary.

Systems Engineering Management - Introduction. Technical Reviews and Audits. System Test and Evaluation. Technical Risk Management. Configuration Management. Specifications and Standards. Integration Management. Systems Engineering Management Planning.

Systems Engineering Management Tools - Standards. EIA/IS 632-Systems Engineering. IEEE1220 (Trial Use and IEEE 1220-Standard for Application and Management of the Systems Engineering Process. ANSI/EIA-632-Processes for Engineering a System. Other Useful Documents. Capability Maturity Models. SEI-Systems Engineering Capability Maturity Model. CMM Integration (CMMI).

Systems Engineering Process Tools - Analysis Tools-Requirements Engineering. Synthesis-Various Tools. Evaluation-Trade-Off Analysis.

Related Disciplines - Introduction. Project Management. Quality Assurance. Logistics Support. Operations. Design Support Network. Software Engineering. Hardware Engineering. Summary.

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

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

Artech House; October 2002
271 pages; ISBN 9781580537643
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