MIT 16 83X - Systems Engineering Management (11 pages)

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School:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Course:
16 83x - Space Systems Engineering

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Systems Engineering Management Prof David W Miller Dr Javier de Luis Col John Keesee a k a creating order from chaos Systems Engineering Management Definitions What is Systems Engineering the ensemble of coordinated analyses simulations and processes which lead to a technical product which best meets the needs of an identified customer What does it mean to manage systems engineering Systems engineering management requires the allocation of resources in a manner that ensures success Resources include funds schedule personnel tools and environment Proper allocation requires that the manager continuously predicts the future needs of the program and technical hurdles and allocates the currently available resources such that these needs are met and these hurdles are cleared at the appropriate time Systems Engineering Management The Restaurant Analogy INGREDIENTS available technologies funds schedule personnel etc APPLIANCES tools e g software for synthesizing modeling and analyzing a design KITCHEN environment in which tools and communications are exercised e g design room CHEF ASSISTANTS the systems engineering team RECIPE the sequence of activities tests and refinements used to ensure the successful completion of the product MEAL the product that arrives on time on budget and meets requirements tastes good All are required to produce a good yet cost effective meal product Systems Engineering Management Key Elements of Systems Management Resources margins Resources provide the fuel Holding margin ensures that fuel is available when you need it Spend it sparingly and wisely Very painful to get more later Scheduling Scheduling coordinates the various activities of the team to ensure that the team receives information and hardware when it is needed Scheduling identifies when and on what to spend resources including allocating personnel to ensure success when it is needed Prototyping Analysis and simulation only answer some questions Others require actual testing in



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