Managing Complex Technical Projects: A Systems Engineering Approach

  • 4h 11m
  • Michael J. Ryan, R. Ian Faulconbridge
  • Artech House
  • 2003

This unique resource delivers complete, easy-to-understand coverage of the management of complex technical projects through systems engineering. Written for a wide spectrum of readers, from novices to experienced practitioners, the book holds the solution to delivering projects on time and within budget, avoiding the failures and inefficiencies of past efforts.

It provides a framework that encapsulates all areas of systems engineering, clearly showing where the multitude of systems engineering activities fit within the overall effort. The book takes a top-down approach that presents the philosophical aspects of this discipline, and offers readers a cohesive understanding of a plethora of important terms, standards, and practices that have been developed independently. Moreover, the authors cover key systems engineering issues in a manner that promotes individual thinking and unique approaches to the varied projects professionals encounter in the field.

About the Authors

R. Ian Faulconbridge is a senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales, where he received his MEngSc in electrical engineering. He received his M.B.A. in project management from the University of Southern Queensland.

Michael J. Ryan server as senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales. He earned his MEngSc and Ph.D. in electrical engineering at this university.

In this Book

  • Introduction to Systems Engineering
  • Conceptual Design
  • Preliminary Design
  • Detailed Design and Development
  • Systems Engineering Management
  • Systems Engineering Management Tools
  • Systems Engineering Process Tools
  • Related Disciplines
  • List of Acronyms