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Book : Systems Engineering Guidebook : A Process for Developing Systems and Products (1996)

Systems Engineering Guidebook : A Process for Developing Systems and Products

Publisher:CRC Press

Author(s):Martin, James N.

Published: 1996 • ISBN: 0849378370 • 304 pages • Delivery Format: Hard Copy - Hardback

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This volume looks at the systems engineering process, its use and its value to the successful implementation of systems projects. The process presented conforms to industry standards on systems engineering, and can be used to support the training of engineers in this process.

Content / Structure


  • Intended Users of this Book
  • Definition of Systems Engineering
  • SE and Concurrent Engineering
  • SE process Benefits
  • Applications of the SE Process
  • Key Elements of Systems Engineering
  • Key Issues of Systems Engineering
  • SE Process Tailoring
  • Key Questions of Systems Engineering
  • The Ideal Systems Engineer

Systems Concepts

  • Systems Terminology
  • System Hierarchy
  • Product Development
  • Various Uses for the Building Block Structure
  • The Nature of Requirements

Process Concepts

  • The Relationship Between Process and Tools
  • The PMTE Paradigm
  • PMTE Element Definitions
  • Distinction Between Process and Methods
  • Systems Engineering Development Envionment (SEDE)
  • Mapping PMTE Relationships
  • Roles of Technology and People
  • Implications for Management

Systems Engineering Process Overview

  • SE Process Roles
  • Systems Engineering Process
  • Systems Engineering Process Elements
  • Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP)
  • Systems Engineering Master Schedule (SEMS) & Systems Engineering Detailed Schedule (SEDS)
  • Other Aspects of Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering Process Details

  • Process Tailoring
  • Graphical Notation
  • Process Inputs & Outputs
  • Activity Inputs & Outputs

Systems Engineering Management Subprocess

  • SE Planning Activity
  • SE Control and Integration Activity

Requirements and Architecture Definition Subprocess

  • Requirements Analysis Activity
  • Functional Analysis/Allocation Activity
  • Synthesis Activity
  • System Analysis and Optimisation Activity
  • Requirements and Architecture Documentation Activity

System Integration and Verification (SI&V) Subprocess

  • SI & V Planning Activity
  • SI & V Development Activity
  • SI & V Execution Activity

Process Tailoring

  • Tailoring Considerations
  • General Guidance
  • In-Depth Considerations
  • SEMP Tailoring
  • Specialty Engineering and Functional Discipline Tasks
  • Tailoring Documentation

Systems Engineering Process Support

  • Training
  • Tools
  • Metrics
  • Case Studies and Examples
  • International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

Programmatic Application

  • System Architecture
  • Project Organisation
  • Cross-Project Issues
  • Time Dependencies




Appendix A. Definition of Systems Engineering

Appendix B. The Multi-Displinary Team Concept

Appendix C. DOD Acquisition Lifecycle

Appendix D. SE Process Champion's Role

Appendix E. Systems Engineering Life Cycle Models

Appendix F. Technical Reviews and Audits

Appendix G. In-Process Quality Inspection


Copyright 2000 by CRC Press LLC


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