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Book : Advanced Systems Thinking, Engineering, and Management (2003)

Advanced Systems Thinking, Engineering, and Management

Publisher:Artech House Publishing

Author(s): Hitchins, Derek K.

Published: 2003 ISBN: 1580536190 • 489 pages Delivery Format: Hard Copy - Hardback

Summary

From the publisher:

No matter what field you are working in or studying, Advanced Systems Thinking, Engineering, and Management offers you a comprehensive understanding of systems ideas and methods to help you achieve unmatched success with your challenging projects. This unique resource helps you add a systems-scientific grounding to systems engineering enterprises, showing you how to solve intractable problems, design systems to accommodate complex environments, and manage both creative and operational systems. You learn how to conceive, design and manage a systems engineering process for optimal results.

The book is filled with examples and case studies from a wide range of areas, from integrated transport systems, security systems, and defense procurement, to missile defense architectures, famine relief, and managing markets. This innovative reference introduces a generic systems lifecycle theory that helps you understand how systems form, persist and decay, and presents a 5-layer classification for systems engineering. You discover how to use a generic reference model that allows systems of all types to be addressed within a common framework. Moreover, the book reveals how architecture is used to create system emergent properties, capabilities and behaviors.



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Book : Systems Architecting: Creating & Building Complex Systems (1991)

Systems Architecting: Creating & Building Complex Systems

Publisher:Prentice Hall

Author(s): Rechtin, E.R.

Published: 1991 ISBN: 0138803455 • 352 pages Delivery Format: Hard Copy - Hardback

Summary

This volume combines the principles of systems engineering with those of architecting (the science and art of creating, designing, planning and certifying new structures) for a problem-solving approach to the design of large, complex projects.

It offers new conceptual models to engineers involved in the design of spacecraft, launch vehicles, aircraft and communication, computer or defence systems. With insights derived from real-world examples of major systems success and failures, this volume offers engineers the opportunity of saving time and money.

Highlights of the book include a detailed examination of the conceptual design phase, a heuristic approach to the teaching methods and a look at the various interrelated subjects of architecting.



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Book : The Art of Systems Architecting (1996)

The Art of Systems Architecting

Categories: ArchitectureComplexity

Tags: architecturebookmaierrechtinsystems engineering

Publisher:CRC Press

Author(s): Rechtin, E.R. • Maier, M.W.

Published: 1996 ISBN: 0849378362 • 266 pages Delivery Format: Hard Copy - Hardback

Summary

From the Publisher:

The Art of Systems Architecting is for systems architects, for engineers and managers interested in extending their expertise, and for individuals concerned with creating, building, or using complex systems.

This innovative text addresses problems inherent in creating and building new and complex systems for electronics, computer, software, aerospace, and government purposes.



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Book : The Art of Systems Architecting, Third Edition (2009)

The Art of Systems Architecting, Third Edition

Publisher:CRC Press

Author(s): Maier, M.W. • Rechtin, E.R.

Published: 2009 ISBN: 1420079131 • 472 pages Delivery Format: Hard Copy - Hardback

Summary

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Features

  • Discusses a heuristics-based approach that provides an organized attack on very ill-structured engineering problems
  • Includes heuristics and case studies that address critical market segments, such as builder-architected systems, software-systems, and systems-of-systems
  • Examines architecture as more than a set of diagrams and documents, but as a set of decisions that either drive a system to success or doom it to failure
  • Provides methods for integrating business strategy with technical architectural decision making
  • Covers the foundations of systems architecting, the general roots of the practices, and practitioner guidance

Summary

If engineering is the art and science of technical problem solving, systems architecting happens when you don’t yet know what the problem is. The third edition of a highly respected bestseller, The Art of Systems Architecting provides in-depth coverage of the least understood part of systems design: moving from a vague concept and limited resources to a satisfactory and feasible system concept and an executable program. The book provides a practical, heuristic approach to the “art” of systems architecting. It provides methods for embracing, and then taming, the growing complexity of modern systems.

New in the Third Edition:

  • Five major case studies illustrating successful and unsuccessful practices
  • Information on architecture frameworks as standards for architecture descriptions
  • New methods for integrating business strategy and architecture and the role of architecture as the technical embodiment of strategy
  • Integration of process guidance for organizing and managing architecture projects
  • Updates to the rapidly changing fields of software and systems-of-systems architecture
  • Organization of heuristics around a simple and practical process model

A Practical Heuristic Approach to the Art of Systems Architecting

Extensively rewritten to reflect the latest developments, the text explains how to create a system from scratch, presenting invention/design rules together with clear explanations of how to use them. The author supplies practical guidelines for avoiding common systematic failures while implementing new mandates. He uses a heuristics-based approach that provides an organized attack on very ill-structured engineering problems. Examining architecture as more than a set of diagrams and documents, but as a set of decisions that either drive a system to success or doom it to failure, the book provide methods for integrating business strategy with technical architectural decision making.



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