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Essentials of Project and Systems Engineering Management / Edition 2

Essentials of Project and Systems Engineering Management / Edition 2

by Howard Eisner

ISBN-10: 047103195X

ISBN-13: 9780471031956

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Wiley

The Third Edition of Essentials of Project and Systems Engineering Management enables readers to manage the design, development, and engineering of systems effectively and efficiently. The book both defines and describes the essentials of project and systems engineering management and, moreover, shows the critical relationship and interconnection between project


The Third Edition of Essentials of Project and Systems Engineering Management enables readers to manage the design, development, and engineering of systems effectively and efficiently. The book both defines and describes the essentials of project and systems engineering management and, moreover, shows the critical relationship and interconnection between project management and systems engineering. The author's comprehensive presentation has proven successful in enabling both engineers and project managers to understand their roles, collaborate, and quickly grasp and apply all the basic principles.

Readers familiar with the previous two critically acclaimed editions will find much new material in this latest edition, including: Multiple views of and approaches to architectures, The systems engineer and software engineering, The acquisition of systems, Problems with systems, software, and requirements, Group processes and decision making, System complexity and integration.

Throughout the presentation, clear examples help readers understand how concepts have been put into practice in real-world situations.

With its unique integration of project management and systems engineering, this book helps both engineers and project managers across a broad range of industries successfully develop and manage a project team that, in turn, builds successful systems. For engineering and management students in such disciplines as technology management, systems engineering, and industrial engineering, the book provides excellent preparation for moving from the classroom to industry.

About the Author:
Howard Eisner, DSc, is Distinguished Research Professor and Professor in theEngineering Management and Systems Engineering Department at The George Washington University

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Table of Contents

Preface     xiii
Overview     1
Systems, Projects, and Management     3
Introduction     3
Systems and Projects     3
Problems in Managing Engineering Projects     12
The Systems Approach     17
The Project Organization     21
Organizational Environments and Factors     25
Large-Scale Organization and Management Issues     33
Questions/Exercises     38
References     39
Overview of Essentials     41
Introduction     41
Project Management Essentials     41
Systems Engineering Process and Management Essentials     45
Historical Overview of Acquisition Notions     49
Selected Standards     53
Questions/Exercises     66
References     67
Project Management     69
The Project Plan     71
Introduction     71
Needs, Goals, Objectives, and Requirements     72
Task Statements, Statement of Work (SOW), and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)     78
Technical Approach     8
Schedule     83
Organization, Staffing, and Task Responsibility Matrix (TRM)     86
Budget     86
Risk Analysis     90
The Proposal     92
SEMP and SEP     92
Questions/Exercises     95
References     96
Schedule, Cost, and Situation Analysis     99
Introduction     99
Schedule Analysis and Monitoring     100
Cost Analysis and Monitoring     104
Situation Analysis (SA)     122
Questions/Exercises     128
References     130
The Project Manager and Leadership     131
Introduction     131
Project Manager Attributes     132
Self-Evaluation     139
Interactions with Your Supervisor     147
Customer Interaction     151
Leadership     152
Questions/Exercises     157
References     158
Team Building and Team Interactions     159
Introduction     159
Communications     160
Building the Project Team     162
Team Busters     166
Conflict Management     168
Meetings     171
Presentations     173
Proposals     176
A Note on Motivation and Incentives     182
Another Team-Related Perspective     184
Group Processes     187
Questions/Exercises     189
References     190
Systems Engineering and Management     191
The Thirty Elements of Systems Engineering     191
Overview of the Systems Approach and Engineering Process     193
Two Systems Engineering Perspectives     194
The Thirty Elements of Systems Engineering     199
The Importance of Domain Knowledge in Systems Engineering     230
Questions/Exercises     231
References     231
Requirements Analysis and Allocation     233
Introduction     233
Department of Defense (DOD) Perspectives     234
A National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Perspective     237
The Organization of Requirements Statements     238
Specific Requirements Statements     242
Essential Steps of Requirements Analysis     244
Derived and Allocated Requirements     248
Other Requirements Issues     251
Questions/Exercises     255
References     256
Systems Architecting: Principles      257
Introduction     257
A View of Systems Architecting     258
A National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Perspective     259
Architecture Descriptions     261
Essential Steps of System Architecting     269
The 95% Solution     286
Trade-Offs and Sensitivity Analyses     287
Modeling and Simulation     293
Other Architectures and Tools     297
Summary     300
Questions/Exercises     301
References     302
Software Engineering     305
Introduction     305
Standards     306
Software Management Strategies     313
Capability Maturity     316
Metrics     319
The Systems Engineer and Software Engineering     329
Summary     332
Questions/Exercises     333
References     334
Selected Quantitative Relationships     337
Introduction     337
Basic Probability Relationships     338
The Binomial Distribution     345
The Poisson Distribution     346
The Normal (Gaussian) Distribution     347
The Uniform Distribution      349
The Exponential Distribution     350
The Rayleigh Distribution     351
Error Analyses     352
Radar Signal Detection     353
System Reliability     357
Software Reliability     361
Availability     361
A Least Squares Fit     362
Summary     363
Questions/Exercises     365
References     366
Trends, Perspectives, and Integrative Management     367
Systems/Software Engineering and Project Management Trends     369
Introduction     369
Systems Engineering Trends     369
Software Engineering Trends     386
Project Management Trends     400
Questions/Exercises     404
References     404
Selected New Perspectives     409
Introduction     409
Role of INCOSE     409
Acquisition of Systems     410
Problems in Systems and Software     418
Integration of Systems     419
Questions/Exercises     430
References     431
Integrative Management     433
Introduction     433
Managers as Integrators     434
Teams as Integrators     435
Plans as Integrators     437
The Systems Approach as Integrator     439
Methods and Standards as Integrators     440
Information Systems as Integrators     441
Enterprises as Integrators     442
Thinking Outside the Box     443
Summary     447
Questions/Exercises     447
References     448
Systems Architecting-Cases     451
Introduction     451
A Logistics Support System (Case 1)     452
A Software Defects Assessment System (Case 2)     457
A Systems Engineering Environment (Case 3)     462
An Anemometry System (Case 4)     470
Summary     480
References     480
Index     481

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