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Systems Engineering Training Workshop for Engineers and Non-Engineers

An Intense Systems Engineering Training Workshop presented over five days (5 days)

Earn 26 PDH (Approved for Professional Institute of Engineering) and Work on a Real Systems Engineering Project – Hands-on

Systems Engineering Training Workshop Objective: Upon completion of the training workshop, the attendees will:

  • List what Systems Engineering is
  • Understand Systems Engineering process and activities
  • Learn how to write system specifications and requirements
  • Learn on system design and architecture
  • Understand best practices on systems engineering testing, integration, verification, and validation
  • Apply Systems Engineering process to a real life scenario
  • Work on a real systems engineering process
  • Learn how agile and lean principles work on systems engineering

Systems Engineering Training Workshop Outline

0. Introduction of Systems Engineering

  • Why Systems Engineering?
  • Benefits of Systems Engineering
  • Impact of poor systems engineering on LCC (Lifecycle Cost)

1. Overview of System Engineering Process

  • Concept Exploration
  • Concept Definition
  • Requirements Analysis
  • System synthesis
  • Design tradeoffs
  • Risk Assessment
  • Engineering Design
  • Verification and Validation
  • System Integration
  • Operations and Maintenance

1.1 Importance of Systems Engineering (SE)

  • What is Systems Engineering?
  • Basics of Systems and Systems Engineering (SE)
  • The Myth of System Engineering (SE)
  • Why Systems Engineering Systems Engineering?
  • Value of Systems Engineering
  • Why Systems Engineering Systems Engineering?
  • Impact of poor systems engineering on LCC (Lifecycle Cost)

2. Business/Mission Needs and Objectives

  • Introduction of Tonex System Engineering (SE) Process and Templates
  • Project Mission Objectives
  • Cost, Schedule, Resources and Tasks
  • Proposal Development (RFPs)
  • Information for Bid (IFB)
  • Resource Allocation
  • Task Definitions
  • Statement of Work (SOW)
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

3. Leading and Managing Systems Engineering Activities

  • Planning for Design and Development (SEMP/TEMP)
  • Plans, Processes, and Documentation
  • The Context of the System in its Environment
  • Engineering Complex Systems
  • Understanding the System Environment
  • Needs Analysis
  • Statement of Objectives
  • Defining the Operational Requirements
  • Measures of Effectiveness and Performance
  • Concept of Operations (CONOPS)
  • Describing System Requirements
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Concept of Operations (CONOPS)
  • Operational Scenarios
  • Working with Systems Engineering Cases
  • Requirements analysis and design with Systems Engineering Cases
  • System Engineering Management
  • Tools and techniques essential for development of complex systems
  • Definition of the Problem
  • Measures of Effectiveness/Measures of Performance
  • Needs and Objectives Analysis
  • Concept and Engineering Development
  • Design and Development
  • Systems Engineering Method
  • Requirements Engineering

3.1 Systems Engineering Life Cycle

  • Building Blocks
  • Commitment of Life-Cycle Cost
  • Cost Risk: Requirements Errors
  • System Engineering as an engineering discipline
  • Creating and executing an interdisciplinary
  • System life cycle
  • Technology Readiness and Technology Readiness Levels
  • Manufacturing Readiness and Manufacturing Readiness Levels
  • Customer and stakeholder’s needs
  • System Engineering as a process
  • State the problem
  • Investigate alternatives
  • Model the system
  • Integrate
  • Launch the system
  • Assess performance
  • Re-evaluate
  • System Engineering Principles
  • Architecture
  • Different architectural perspectives
  • Importance of architecture in product planning, producibility, interoperability and sustainability standpoint
  • Good and bad architecture
  • Modeling and simulation
  • System optimization
  • Optimization tools and process example
  • Logistics and management
  • Holistic understanding of the requirements
  • Top-down approach
  • Balanced design
  • Agile systems engineering principles
  • Lean systems engineering principles

4. System Design, Development, and Integration

  • Prototype Development
  • Sub-system and component design
  • Integrating, Testing, and Evaluating the System
  • Planning for Design, Integration, and Testing

5. Design Reviews

  • SRR (System Requirements Review)
  • PDR (Preliminary Design Review)
  • SFR (System Functional Review)
  • CDR (Critical Design Review)
  • DDR (Detailed Design Review)
  • PRR (Production Readiness Review)
  • TRR (Test Readiness Review)
  • SVR (System Demonstration and Validation)

6. Reliability Engineering

  • Reliability engineering principles
  • How operations can improve reliability of their processes
  • How to influence improvements in availability
  • How someone can assist in reducing process failures
  • Root Cause Engineering Failure Analysis
  • Error Control Coding (ECC) Fundamentals
  • Related Systems Engineering Studies and Projects

7. System Deployment and Operations

  • Production and Deployment
  • Transition to support
  • Systems fielding
  • Operations and maintenance of deployed systems
  • System modifications and upgrades
  • Modernization, the Big Upgrade
  • Retirement and replacement of systems
  • Training

8. Leading and Managing Systems Engineering Activities

  • Planning for Deployment, Operations, and the Transfer of Systems and Technologies
  • Managing System Projects
  • Managing Risks
  • Integrated Logistics support
  • Collaborating with Teams and Technical Specialties
  • Presenting the Team Project

9. Systems Engineering and Program Management (SE/PM)

  • Systems Engineering Management Plan [SEMP]
  • Systems Engineering Program Management
  • Tools Used in Systems Engineering and Program Management
  • Planning Tools
  • Controlling Tools
  • Product-Improvement Tools
  • Analytic Approach for Estimating SE/PM Costs

10. Systems Engineering Project Management Processes

  • Project Planning
  • Project Staffing
  • Project Monitoring and Control
  • Defining the Project Constraints Risk Management
  • Cost Analysis
  • Configuration Management
  • Documentation
  • Systems Engineering Study

11. Systems Engineering Project Management

  • Project Conceptualization
  • Resource Management
  • Project Implementation
  • Project Closeout
  • Program Control and Evaluation

12. System Modeling and Diagrams

  • Context diagram
  • Functional Flow Diagram
  • N2 Diagram
  • Physical Block Diagram
  • Structural – Class, Component, Deployment, Object;
  • Behavioral – Activity, Collaboration, Sequence, State, Use Case

13. Overview of UML and SysML

  • Diagram Overview and Language Concepts
  • What is SysML?
  • UML for Systems Engineering R
  • SysML as a UML Profile
  • A subset of UML with extensions
  • Systems including hardware, software, data, personnel, procedures, and facilities
  • SysML in specification, analysis, design, verification, and validation of system

14. Overview of System Modeling with SysML

  • Functional/Behavioral Model
  • Performance Model
  • System model
  • Structural/Component Model
  • Other Engineering Analysis Model
  • Model Based Systems Engineering Benefits
  • Shared understanding of system requirements and design
  • Assists in managing complex system development
  • Improved design quality
  • Systems Engineering Using SysML
  • Essential Object-Oriented Concepts, Terminology and Notation
  • Real-time Systems Engineering
  • Introduction to Real-time Systems
  • Object-orientated and UML/SysML concepts
  • Modeling and process overview
  • Real-time systems and object-orientation
  • Define System Scope
  • Document the System Usage interaction
  • Document the System Modes
  • Specify System Constraints
  • Activity Diagrams
  • Partitioning the problem

Workshop 1- Systems Engineering Process – How to translate customer needs into systems requirements, design, implementation, integration, verification, validation, and operation

  • principles of the engineering of systems
  • development of physical solution description
  • development of logical solution description (model-based architecting/design)
  • effectiveness evaluation and decision – trade studies
  • description of system elements – specification writing
  • system integration
  • verification and validation
  • engineering management
  • workshop – matching common activities to the SE elements
  • work product attributes
  • requirements traceability
  • design traceability
  • test/verification traceability

Workshop 2  Requirements Analysis

  • what are requirements?
  • types of requirements, and how they relate to analysis, specification & design
  • requirements quality attributes
  • requirements languages other than natural: operational, formal
  • requirements analysis (RA) – how to do it
  • workshop – context analysis
  • workshop – design requirements analysis interactive whiteboard exercise
  • workshop – states and modes analysis
  • workshop – parsing analysis
  • requirements quality metrics
  • workshop – functional analysis
  • lean concepts in functional analysis for the product-oriented enterprise
  • ERA analysis, rest-of scenario analysis, out-of-range analysis, other constraints search, stakeholder value analysis
  • the Operational Concept Description (OCD)
  • managing RA
  • requirements analysis and management software tools
  • common pitfalls in performing Systems Engineering

Workshop 3: TONEX Framework for Systems Engineering Processes

  • Systems Engineering
  • System Design
  • Product Realization
  • Technical Management
  • Environments
  • Human Capital management
  • Security, Safety and Assurance
  • Professional leadership and development
  • Knowledge management
  • Requirement identification & Capture
  • Requirements Capture
  • Functional Requirements
  • Performance requirements
  • Interface requirements
  • Constraints
  • Operational requirements
  • Specialties requirements
  • Certification (Regulatory) Requirements
  • Requirements validation
  • Generate Alternative Designs
  • Evaluate Alternative Designs
  • Select Preferred Design
  • Off-the-Shelf (OTS) Designs

Workshop 4: Project Management and Systems Engineering (PM&SE) Development Framework

  • Levels of Project Leadership
  • Description of Role/Responsibility
  • Level I: Team Practitioners/Technical Engineers
  • Level 2: Subsystem Leads
  • Level 3: Project Managers and Project Systems Engineers
  • Level 4: Program Managers and Program Systems Engineers
  • Level of Expertise (LOE)/Competency
  • Learning and Development Emphasis
  • Level I: Team Practitioners/Technical Engineers
  • Level 2: Subsystem Leads
  • Level 3: Project Managers and Project Systems Engineers
  • Level 4: Program Managers and Program Systems Engineers
  • Technology Planning

Workshop 5: Systems and Systems engineering in the Project/Program Environment

  • Systems and SE in the project/program environment
  • PM attributes to support SE
  • SE Skills and Skill set
  • Different functional groups do to support SE
  • The System Development Life Cycle
  • Systems Engineering Team Building
  • The Systems Engineering Process
  • Systems Engineering Requirements
  • Functional analysis process
  • System Analysis and Design Process
  • Conceptual System Design and Development
  • Preliminary System Design and Development
  • Detail Design and Development
  • Developing a Systems Architecture
  • Technical Reviews and Audits
  • Design Reviews decisions and rules
  • Conceptual Design to Production reviews
  • Role of Configuration Management
  • Verification and Validation Testing
  • Risk Management Methodology
  • System Cost and Scheduling
  • System Production
  • Systems Engineering Management and Planning

Workshop 6: System Engineering (SE) Operational Feasibility

  • Program/Project Scope
  • Determine the feasibility and acceptability
  • Planning and programming/budgeting
  • Investment Analysis
  • Alignment of IT and Technology to the Business
  • Designing for Operational Feasibility
  • Maintainability, Reliability, Usability, Supportability, Producibility and Affordability
  • Measures of Effectiveness/Measures of Performance
  • SE/PM Plans for transition into operations and maintenance
  • SE/PM Plans for changes and upgrades
  • SE/PM Plans for ultimate retirement or replacement of the system

Workshop 7: Applying Systems Engineering

  • Systems Engineering Technical Management
  • The Traditional Project Life Cycle and Systems Engineering
  • Applying Systems Engineering in Your Project
  • Applying Systems Engineering
  • Product and Project Management Processes
  • Product and Project Planning
  • Monitoring and Control
  • System Cost and Scheduling
  • Concept of Operations (ConOps)
  • System Requirements
  • System Design
  • System Production and Product Realization
  • Software/Hardware Development and Testing
  • Integration and Verification
  • Initial Deployment
  • System Validation
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Retirement/Replacement
  • Risk Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Integrated Product & Process Development (IPDT)
  • Risk Management
  • Technical Support

 

 

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