Systems Engineering

systems banner 3Systems engineering, abbreviated as SE, is an interdisciplinary approach and a systematic process used to design, develop, operate, and manage complex systems.  It encompasses a broad range of activities that focus on achieving desired functionality, performance, and reliability while considering the interactions between various components and subsystems within a system.  Systems engineering is widely used in various industries, including aerospace, defense, transportation, healthcare, telecommunications, and many others.  Its primary focus is on achieving system-level objectives by considering the interactions and dependencies between subsystems, components, and stakeholders, thereby enabling the successful development and operation of complex systems.

 

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  • Baseline Schedule  -  A fixed project schedule.

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  • Change Request  -  Outlines a problem and proposes an action to address the problem.
  • Commercial off-the-shelf  -  Commercially available items that do not require the procuring organization to perform modification to meet requirements.
  • Concept of Operation  -  A document describing how a system operates during the life cycle phase to meet stakeholder expectations.
  • Constraint  -  A condition or occurance that might limit, restrict, or regulate the project.

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  • Database  -  An organized collection of data with a means of identification and retrieval.
  • Data Management  -  A process to plan for, acquire, access, manage, protect, and use technical data over the entire life cycle of a system.
  • Deliverable  -  Any unique and verifiable product, result, or capability to perform a service that is performed to complete a process, phase, or project.
  • Design  -  A process to develope and document a solution to a problem utilizing technology, tools, and experts.

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  • Quality Assurance  -  Ensures you are doing the right thing the right way.

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  • Risk Management  -  A process to access potential problems, determine which risks are important to deal with, and impliment strategies to reduce consequences.

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  • Standard Operating Procedure  -  A set of clearly written instructions which outline the steps or tasks needed to complete a job.
  • System Design  -  The process by which solutions to users requirements can be defined, selected and described. 

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  • Training  -  An imoortant part of the system since it is unlikely that the delivery system has been operated, maintained or supported by the user before.

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