System Engineering Management, Fifth Edition

  • 9h 36m
  • Benjamin S. Blanchard, John E. Blyler
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2016

A practical, step-by-step guide to total systems management

Systems Engineering Management, Fifth Edition is a practical guide to the tools and methodologies used in the field. Using a "total systems management" approach, this book covers everything from initial establishment to system retirement, including design and development, testing, production, operations, maintenance, and support. This new edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest tools and best practices, and includes rich discussion on computer-based modeling and hardware and software systems integration. New case studies illustrate real-world application on both large- and small-scale systems in a variety of industries, and the companion website provides access to bonus case studies and helpful review checklists. The provided instructor's manual eases classroom integration, and updated end-of-chapter questions help reinforce the material. The challenges faced by system engineers are candidly addressed, with full guidance toward the tools they use daily to reduce costs and increase efficiency.

System Engineering Management integrates industrial engineering, project management, and leadership skills into a unique emerging field. This book unifies these different skill sets into a single step-by-step approach that produces a well-rounded systems engineering management framework.

  • Learn the total systems lifecycle with real-world applications
  • Explore cutting edge design methods and technology
  • Integrate software and hardware systems for total SEM
  • Learn the critical IT principles that lead to robust systems

Successful systems engineering managers must be capable of leading teams to produce systems that are robust, high-quality, supportable, cost effective, and responsive. Skilled, knowledgeable professionals are in demand across engineering fields, but also in industries as diverse as healthcare and communications. Systems Engineering Management, Fifth Edition provides practical, invaluable guidance for a nuanced field.

About the Authors

BENJAMIN S. BLANCHARD is Professor Emeritus, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. He serves as consultant in such fields as systems engineering, reliability, maintainability, and lifecycle costing.

JOHN E. BLYLER is the founding advisor and affiliate professor of the Systems Engineering Graduate Program at Portland State University. He has considerable experience in hardware-software systems engineering and management, both in industry and government.

In this Book

  • Introduction to System Engineering
  • The System Engineering Process
  • System Design Requirements
  • Engineering Design Methods and Tools
  • Design Review and Evaluation
  • System Engineering Program Planning
  • Organization for System Engineering
  • System Engineering Program Evaluation