Summary: This book provides students and professionals with the concepts and tools to successfully deal with systems engineering challenges of the 21st century. The three major topics addressed are systems, systems engineering, and systems decision making. All three topics are unified under a systems decision process (SDP) that provides a holistic methodology for addressing and resolving complex systems decision problems during any stage of a system life cycle, and the book also includes exer
Summary: This book provides students and professionals with the concepts and tools to successfully deal with systems engineering challenges of the 21st century. The three major topics addressed are systems, systems engineering, and systems decision making. All three topics are unified under a systems decision process (SDP) that provides a holistic methodology for addressing and resolving complex systems decision problems during any stage of a system life cycle, and the book also includes exercises, examples, and case studies. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:08 Cover: Hardback Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Published: 02/08/2008 International: No
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Foreword. Preface. Thoughts for Instructors. Contributors. Acknowledgments. Acronyms. 1. Introduction (Gregory S. Parnell and Patrick J. Driscoll)
Part I: System Thinking. 2. Systems Thinking (Patrick J. Driscoll) 3. System Life Cycle (Patrick J. Driscoll) 4. Systems Modeling and Analysis (Paul D. West, John E. Kobza, and Simon R. Goerger) 5. Life Cycle Costing (Edward Pohl and Heather Nachtmann)
Part II: Systems Engineering. 6. Introduction to Systems Engineering (Gregory S. Parnell) 7. Systems Engineering In Professional Practice (Roger C. Burk) 8. System Effectiveness (Edward Pohl)
Part III: Systems Decision Making. 9. Systems Decision Process Overview (Gregory S. Parnell and Paul D. West) 10. Problem Definition (Timothy Trainor and Gregory S. Parnell) 11. Solution Design (Paul D. West) 12. Decision Making (Michael J. Kwinn, Jr. and Gregory S. Parnell) 13. Solution Implementation (Robert Powell) 14. Summary (Gregory S. Parnell) Index.
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