Engineering Mega-Systems

Engineering Mega-Systems

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With their ability to cross traditional boundaries and achieve a level of functionality greater than their component elements, mega-systems have helped corporations and government organizations around the world resolve complex challenges that they otherwise couldna€™t address with stand-alone systems. Engineering Mega-Systems: The Challenge of Systems Engineering in the Information Age provides a clear understanding of the engineering of this class of systemsa€”a process that demands consideration of increasing program scale and the rapid change of underlying technologies. Written by Renee Stevens, a Senior Principal Engineer at The MITRE Corporation with decades of experience analyzing, engineering, and acquiring large-scale systems for the U.S. Department of Defense and other government agencies, this book explains how the engineering of mega-systems is inherently different from that of large-scale monolithic systems. It supplies the vocabulary and framework needed to explore the issues relevant to mega-systems. This framework then evolves into the Profiler diagnostic tool that helps you understand the nature and context of the system at hand and, on that basis, select the most appropriate processes, tools, and techniques. Stevens examines commercial and government applications of mega-systems to provide insight into the contemporary challenges of engineering these systems in three critical dimensions: engineering processes, management processes, and the larger context in which these systems are developed and deployed. Complete with two case studies in engineering mega-systems that illustrate valuable lessons learned and highlight emerging practices, this book supplies the understanding and the tools needed to begin engineering, characterizing, and acquiring mega-systems across multiple dimensions.Formalized in Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) Instruction CJCS 3170.01E, dated 11 May 2005, which provides a top-level description and organizational responsibilities. The companion CJCS Manual (CJCSM) CJCSM 3170.01Banbsp;...

Title:Engineering Mega-Systems
Author:Renee Stevens
Publisher:CRC Press - 2010-07-15


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