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Book : Handbook of Systems Engineering and Management (1999)

Handbook of Systems Engineering and Management

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

Author(s):Sage, Andrew P.Rouse, William B.

Published: 1999 • ISBN: 0471154059 • 1236 pages • Delivery Format: Hard Copy - Hardback

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Summary

From the publisher:

Systems engineering is the management technology that supports the planning, organizing, directing, and controlling of the total system development process to ensure evolution of a high-quality, trustworthy, and cost-effective system capable of meeting user needs.  Among the many applications of systems engineering and management are decision support systems, command and control systems, air traffic control systems, intelligent highway vehicle systems, process control systems, and enterprise systems. The factors associated with the engineering of large-scale systems include policy making, planning, decision making, resource allocation, and action deployment.The Handbook of Systems Engineering and Management is a comprehensive, single-volume reference to every aspect of systems engineering and management for fielding systems of all types, especially systems that are information-, technology-, and software-intensive.This volume guides professionals through every phase of the definition, design, implementation, and management of systems of large scale and scope, from identifying user needs and determining costs to ensuring system capabilities and maintaining smooth operations. The handbook will be of long-lasting value to those concerned with the technical direction, development, and management of complex projects of large scale and scope.

The first undertaking of its kind, the Handbook of Systems Engineering and Management presents a single, practical source covering the theory and practice of systems engineering and management.  Taking a multifaceted view of this interdisciplinary subject, the work begins with a comprehensive outline of systems engineering. The handbook then provides major sections on systems engineering methodology and processes, systems management, human factors in systems engineering,quality and standards in systems engineering, and system engineering methods.

With its main focus on the organization and management of complexity, rather than direct technological concerns that affect individual subsystems, it covers a vast number of ingredients associated with the engineering of trustworthy systems, and helps those involved in these large-scale projects with:

  • Systematic measurement approaches and capability-assessment models
  • A knowledge base of effective systems-engineering processes and systems-management strategies
  • An understanding of the complex role of advanced information technologies in enhancing systems’ productivity and quality
  • Detailed discussions of the tools and methods, life cycle processes, and systems management strategies available for the support of complex high-technology systems-engineering efforts

Supplemented with nearly 400 graphs and figures that help clarify difficult concepts and organize complex material, the Handbook of Systems Engineering and Management is an immensely helpful resource for systems engineers, human factors engineers, and systems and software development managers in industry and government.

Content / Structure

  • Introduction to Systems Engineering and Systems Management, Andrew P. Sage, Dept. of Systems Engineering and Operations Research, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; and William B. Rouse, Enterprise Support Systems, Atlanta, GA
  • Systems Engineering LifeCycles: LifeCycles for Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E); Acquisition; and Planning and Marketing, Floyd G. Patterson, Jr., NASA, Washington DC
  • Systems Engineering Management: The Multidisciplinary Discipline, Aaron J. Shenhar, Institute Professor of Management, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
  • Risk Management, Yacov Y. Haimes, Dept. of Systems Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Discovering System Requirements, Terry Bahill, Dept. of Systems and Industrial Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and Frank F. Dean, Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM
  • Configuration Management and the Systems Engineering Management Plan, Peggy Brouse, Dept. of Systems Engineering and Operations Research, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • Cost Management, Benjamin S. Blanchard, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • Total Quality Management, James L. Melsa, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  • Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability, Michael Pecht, CALCE Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Managing a Concurrent Engineering Environment, Andrew Kusiak, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City; and Nick Larson, Intelligent Systems Laboratory, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City
  • The Logical Framework in a Project Management System, Joseph D. Ben-Dak, Global Technology Group UNDP, New York, NY
  • Standards in System Engineering, Steven C. Lowell, Dept. of Defense Standardization Program Division, Falls Church, VA
  • System Architectures, Alexander H. Levis, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • Systems Design, K. Preston White, Jr., Dept. of Systems Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Systems Integration, James D. Palmer, Professor Emeritus and Consultant, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • Systematic Measurements, Andrew P. Sage, Dept. of Systems Engineering and Operations Research, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; and Anne J. Jensen, MITRE Corporation, McLean, VA
  • Human Supervisory Control, Thomas B. Sheridan, Human Machine Systems Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
  • Designing for Cognitive Task Performance, Judith M. Orasanu, Flight Management Human Factors Division, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA; and Michael G. Shafto, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
  • Organizational and Individual Decision Making, Kathleen Carley and Dean Behrens, both of the Dept. of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Human Error and Its Amelioration, Patricia M. Jones, Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
  • Culture, Leadership, and Organizational Change, Joyce Shields, Hay/McBer, North America, Hay Management Consultants, Arlington, VA; Charles S. Harris; Dept. of Sociology, Marymount University; and Betty K. Hart, Organizational Change, Arlington, VA
  • Model-Based Design of Human Interaction with Complex Systems, Christine M. Mitchell, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; Atlanta, GA
  • Evaluation of Systems, James M. Tien, Dept. of Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
  • Systems Reengineering, Andrew P. Sage, Dept. of Systems Engineering and Operations Research, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • Issue Formulation, James E. Armstrong, Jr., Director, Operations Research Center, Dept. of the Army, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
  • Functional Analysis, Dennis M. Buede, Dept. of Systems Engineering and Operations Research, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • Methods for the Modeling and Analysis of Alternatives, C. Els van Daalen; Will A.H. Thissen, and Alexander Vergraeck, all from the Dept. of Systems Engineering and Policy Analysis, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Operations Research and Refinement of Courses of Action, Keith W. Hipel, D.M. Kilgour; and S. Rajabi, all from the Dept. of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Decision Analysis, Craig Kirkwood, Dept. of Management, Arizona State University, Tempe
  • Project Planning: Planning for Action, Ruth Buys, Dept. of Systems Engineering and Operations Research, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • Information Technology and Knowledge Management, William B. Rouse, Enterprise Support Systems, Atlanta, GA and Andrew P. Sage, Dept. of Systems Engineering and Operations Research, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • Index

Copyright 1999 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc

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