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1 College of Continuing Education Systems Engineering Non-credit Certificate

2 Systems Engineering at the College of Continuing Education February 2002 – Minnesota Job Skills Partnership grant signed 1.University of Minnesota and Lockheed-Martin 2.Content expertise: U of M faculty, INCOSE, Lockheed-Martin First delivery of the 5 SE courses to Lockheed-Martin: September 2002 – Principles November 2002 – Practices I February 2003 – Practices II May 2003 – Modeling & Simulation September 2003 – SE Management

3 There are a total of five courses in the University of Minnesota SE certificate program. SE Principles is a top-level intro that focuses on the "whats" and the "whys" of systems engineering. Each of the other courses in the program treats a subset of systems engineering focusing on the "hows" and the "whys" at a greater level of detail. SE Principles (30 hrs) SE Practices I (45 hrs) SE Practices II (45 hrs) SE Modeling & Simulation (45 hrs) SE Management (30 hrs)

4 Fundamental Tenets of Systems Engineering 1.Systems engineering focuses on the system as a whole. 2.Systems have boundaries and interfaces. 3.Systems have hierarchies. 4.Form follows function. 5.Risks can and must be managed. 6.A balanced solution involves trade-offs. 7.Every system has a life cycle. 8.Following a systems engineering process increases the chances of project success.

5 System Life Cycles Many life cycle models exist: Firms used to be concerned only with development and production. The first life cycles were "cradle to grave." Now it's "lust to dust." Life cycle models are important because they get you to think about the entire usage of a system, especially in the development phase.

6 We are using the ISO standard System Life Cycle Processes to define the scope of SE for the five courses. Enterprise Environment Management Investment Management System Life Cycle Processes Management Resource Management Quality Management Project Planning Project Assessment Project Control Decision Making Risk Management Configuration Management Information Management Stakeholder Requirements Definition Requirements Analysis Architectural Design Implementation Integration Verification Transition Validation Operation Maintenance Disposal Technical Processes Acquisition Supply Project Processes Enterprise Processes Agreement Processes

7 This is another view of the ISO System Life Cycle Processes… Life Cycle Processes MgmtResource MgmtQuality Mgmt Investment Mgmt Enterprise Environment Mgmt Enterprise Processes Project Processes AcquisitionSupply Agreement Processes Project PlanningProject AssessmentProject ControlRisk Mgmt Information MgmtConfiguration MgmtDecision Making Validation Stakeholder Requirements Definition Requirements AnalysisArchitectural DesignTransitionVerificationIntegrationImplementation Operation Maintenance Disposal Technical Processes

8 SE Principles SE Practices I & IISE Modeling & Simulation SE Management This is how the SE processes are covered in the five SE Certificate courses. Enterprise Environment Management Investment Management System Life Cycle Processes Management Resource Management Quality Management Project Planning Project Assessment Project Control Decision Making Risk Management Configuration Management Information Management Technical Processes Stakeholder Requirements Definition Requirements Analysis Architectural Design Implementation Integration Verification Transition Validation Operation Maintenance Disposal Acquisition Supply Project Processes Enterprise Processes Agreement Processes

9 Some of the Benefits of Good Systems Engineering A reduction in the total cost of system production, system operation, system support, and system retirement A reduction in system acquisition time A reduction in the risk associated with the design decision making process Delivery of a system that optimally meets the need

10 Systems Engineering is poised to become a critical discriminator in the development of future systems. Several drivers are forcing Systems Engineering to the forefront 1.Advances in system scope and complexity 2.Increasing time to market/delivery pressures 3.Constant financial and schedule constraints 4.More globalization and geographically distributed development teams Systems Engineerings response to the challenge 1.Systems Engineering Viewpoint – making the central objective the system as a whole and the success of its mission 2.Tools and techniques to provide a balanced systems solution 3.Interdisciplinary leadership to guide the effort and bridge the traditional engineering disciplines 4.Discipline to deal with complexity


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