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System Analysis, Design, and Development: Concepts, Principles, and Practicesby Charles S. Wasson
Synopses & Reviews
Learn to develop systems that meet customer needs and organizational objectives
Successful system development requires formulation and implementation of a sound technical strategy that accurately translates the user's operational needs into a physical solution to comply with their specifications and contract requirements. System Analysis, Design, and Development presents a comprehensive, step-by-step approach for organizing, analyzing, designing, developing, verifying, and validating systems, products, and services.
Using a problem-solving/solution development framework and associated methodologies, the text presents concepts, principles, and practices that can be applied to small, medium, and large organizations in business sectors such as medicine, transportation, construction, finance, education, government, aerospace and defense, and utilities. Equipped with this knowledge, developers are better prepared to minimize the pitfalls of shortcut approaches that attempt a quantum leap to a single-point solution, which more often leads to technical, cost, and schedule performance problems.
The text consists of topic-based chapters organized in two parts—Part 1: System Analysis Concepts and Part 2: System Design and Development Practices. Each chapter presents concepts, principles, practices, and over 200 examples that enable readers to learn how to translate a user's operational need(s) into a practical, cost-effective, acceptable-risk design solution that can be verified against a performance specification and validated as satisfying the user's operational need. Topical series discussions, which address various facets of system analysis and engineering, include:
Part 1 System Analysis Concepts
Part 2 System Design and Development Practices
Chapter-based learning objectives are integrated with challenging exercises to test readers' comprehension and allow them to follow through the analysis, design, and development workflow of a real-world system, product, or service from technical and enterprise perspectives. An excellent undergraduate or graduate-level textbook in systems analysis engineering, this book is written for new and experienced users as well as developers, and it fills a void in current engineering education of system analysis, design, and development methods. As a result, readers and students are better prepared to enter an organization's work environment, understand how to perform their assigned task within the system/product development life cycle framework, and contribute to successful achievement of organizational and programmatic performance objectives.
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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 Reviews.com, January 24, 2006)
Table of Contents
2 Book Organization and Conventions.
Part I System Analysis Concepts.
System Entity Concepts Series.
3 What Is a System?
4 System Attributes, Properties, and Characteristics.
5 System Roles and Stakeholders.
6 System Acceptability.
7 The System/Product Life Cycle.
System Architecture Concepts Series.
8 The Architecture of Systems.
9 System Levels of Abstraction and Semantics.
10 The System of Interest Architecture.
11 The Operating Environment Architecture.
12 System Interfaces.
System Mission Concepts Series.
13 Organizational Roles, Missions, and System Applications.
14 Understanding the Problem, Opportunity, and Solution Spaces.
15 System Interactions with its Operating Environment.
16 System Mission Analysis.
17 System Use Cases and Scenarios.
System Operations Concepts Series.
18 System Operations Model.
19 System Phases, Modes, and States of Operation.
20 Modeling System and Support Operations.
System Capability Concepts Series.
21 System Operational Capability Derivation and Allocation.
22 The Anatomy of a System Capability.
System Concept Synthesis.
23 System Analysis Synthesis.
Part II System Design and Development Practices.
System Development Strategies Series.
24 The System Development Workflow Strategy.
25 System Design, Integration, and Verification Strategy.
26 The SE Process Model.
27 System Development Models.
System Specification Series.
28 System Specification Practices.
29 Understanding Specification Requirements.
30 Specification Analysis.
31 Specification Development.
32 Requirements Derivation, Allocation, Flow Down, and Traceability.
33 Requirements Statement Development.
System Development Series.
34 Operational Utility, Suitability, and Effectiveness.
35 System Design To/For Objectives.
36 System Architecture Development.
37 Developing an Entity’s Requirements Domain Solution.
38 Developing an Entity’s Operations Domain Solution.
39 Developing an Entity’s Behavioral Domain Solution.
40 Developing an Entity’s Physical Domain Solution.
41 Component Selection and Development.
42 System Configuration Identification.
43 System Interface Analysis, Design, and Control.
44 Human–System Integration.
45 Engineering Standards, Frames of Reference, and Conventions.
46 System Design and Development Documentation.
Decision Support Series.
47 Analytical Decision Support.
48 Statistical Influences on System Design.
49 System Performance Analysis, Budgets, and Safety Margins.
50 System Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM).
51 System Modeling and Simulation.
52 Trade Study Analysis of Alternatives.
Verification and Validation Series.
53 System Verification and Validation.
54 Technical Reviews.
55 System Integration, Test, and Evaluation.
System Deployment, Operations, and Support Series.
56 System Deployment.
57 System Operations and Support (O&S).
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