System Analysis, Design, and Development: Concepts, Principles, and Practices / Edition 1

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  • Written in a practical, easy to understand style, this text provides a step-by-step guide to System Analysis and Engineering by introducing concepts, principles, and practices via a progression of topical, lesson oriented chapters.
  • Each chapter focuses on specific aspects of system analysis, design, and development, and includes definitions of key terms, examples, author's notes, key principles, and challenging exercises that teach readers to apply their knowledge to real world systems.
  • Concepts and methodologies presented can be applied by organizations in business sectors such as transportation, construction, medical, financial, education, aerospace and defense, utilities, government, and others, regardless of size.
  • An excellent undergraduate or graduate-level textbook in systems analysis and engineering, this book is written for both new and experienced professionals who acquire, design, develop, deploy, operate, or support systems, products, or services.
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"...comprehensive, detailed, and well documented...any reader will benefit from the material presented, I recommend this book to professional system engineers seeking a better understanding of the subject." (Computing, January 24, 2006)
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Meet the Author

Charles S. WASSON, BSEE, MBA, ESEP, is a member of the INCOSE, ASEE, PMI, and IEEE and is President / Principal Consultant of Wasson Strategics, LLC. His professional career spans over 40 years of leadership in program/project management; system, hardware, and software design, development, integration, and test; and organizational and team development. Wasson Strategics is a provider of multi-discipline SE, technical project management, organizational and team development training and consulting services for Fortune 100 & 500 clients striving to achieve System Engineering and Development excellence.

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Table of Contents




Chapter 1 Systems, Engineering, and Systems Engineering (SE)

Chapter 2 The State of SE Practice – Challenges and Opportunities

PART I System Engineering and Analysis Concepts

Chapter 3 System Attributes, Properties, and Characteristics

Chapter 4 User Organizational Roles, Missions, and System Applications

Chapter 5 System Definition Concepts

Chapter 6 Formulation and Development of System Concepts

Chapter 7 System Command & Control (C2) Phases, Modes, and States

Chapter 8 System Levels of Abstraction, Semantics, and Elements

Chapter 9 Architectural Frameworks of the SOI and Its Operating Environment

Chapter 10 Modeling MISSION SYSTEM and ENABLING SYSTEM Operations

Chapter 11 Analytical Problem Solving and Solution Development Synthesis


Chapter 12 Introduction to System Development Strategies

Chapter 13 System Verification and Validation (V&V) Strategy

Chapter 14 The Systems Engineering Process Strategy

Chapter 15 System Development Process Models

Chapter 16 System Configuration Identification and Component Selection Strategy

Chapter 17 System Documentation Strategy

Chapter 18 Technical Reviews Strategy

Chapter 19 System Specification Concepts

Chapter 20 Specification Development Practices

Chapter 21 Requirements Derivation, Allocation, Flow Down, and Traceability

Chapter 22 Requirements Statement Development Practices

Chapter 23 Specification Analysis Practices

Chapter 24 User-Centered System Design

Chapter 25 Engineering Standards of Units, Coordinate Systems, and Conventions

Chapter 26 System and Entity Architecture Development

Chapter 27 System Interface Definition, Analysis, Design, and Control

Chapter 28 System Integration, Test, and Evaluation (SITE)

Chapter 29 System Deployment, OM&S, Phase-Out, and Disposal


Chapter 30 Introduction to Analytical Decision Support

Chapter 31 System Performance Analysis, Budgets, and Safety Margins

Chapter 32 Trade Study Analysis of Alternatives (AoA)

Chapter 33 System Modeling and Simulation (M&S)

Chapter 34 System Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability (RMA)





Appendix A: Acronyms and Abbreviations

Appendix B: INCOSE Handbook Traceability

Appendix C: SySMLTM Constructs

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2008

    Excellent book on Systems Engineering

    From all books and papers I have on Systems Engineering, Wasson's book has been so far the best. This comprenhensive book is a must for any Systems Engineer or Engineering Professional. Be prepare to read a lot, since there is a lot of info in several related topics, including quality.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2008

    A Must Have System Engineering Text

    This outstanding text should be on the shelf of every system engineer. A magnificent work that covers all aspects of engineering and integrating systems, presented clearly, with many examples and lessons learned.

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