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Fundamentals of System Engineering, a 2-day systems engineering introductory training course

Fundamentals of System Engineering training course addresses the core key concepts of systems engineering principles and development methodologies in a hands-on environment using V-model.

Participants will learn about concept of systems engineering, system thinking, System of Systems (SoS), system/project development life cycles, financial and management issues, and decision-making principals necessary to manage technical project and developing complex engineering systems including: System Engineering Project Management (SEMP), technical management of systems projects, Concept of Operations (ConOps) principles, systems definition, requirements engineering, systems analysis, high and low level design including system synthesis and architecture, implementation, integration, verification and validation, operation, maintenance and system retirement.

Course References: INCOSE, NASA SE Handbook, DoD SE Handbook, PMI

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe what a system and systems engineering is
  • Define and explain terminology and general concepts of systems engineering
  • List systems engineering standards and methodologies
  • Learn about tools and techniques to elicit and communicate with stakeholders
  • Structure the key steps in the systems engineering process
  • Describe systems engineering functions, life cycle, management, problems and challenges
  • Apply the principles, processes of systems engineering, cross activities and best practices to transit systems into operations
  • Apply system thinking, systems engineering benefits, procedures, methods and key objectives to solve problems and create effective systems or system of systems to a “real-world” project.

Who Should Attend

Target Audience:  The intended audience for this course is analysts, engineers, product developers, project managers, and systems engineers.

Method of Learning

The class consists of pedagogical elements that are interwoven to maximize the use of individual, group and class time. These elements are lectures, in-class activities, teamwork, group assignments, quizzes and a simple system engineering project. The overall structure of the class following the “V-Model.”

The methods of learning consist of a visual presentation on systems engineering, textbook, discussions, activities and involvement of all participants in practical exercises to demonstrate application of knowledge learned.

Courses Material:

  • Course Student Guide
  • Exercises and Workshops Guide
  • Training Resources: Best Practices, Lessons Learned, Stories, Guides, Handbooks, Templates, Examples, Tools
  • Cheat Sheets

Course Schedule/Outline:

Introduction to Systems Engineering

  • Systems engineering fundamentals
  • Definitions of a System
  • System of Systems (SoS) vs. complex systems
  • Systems engineering definition
  • System thinking vs. systems engineering
  • Systems engineering discipline
  • Importance of systems engineering
  • Applying systems thinking
  • The systems life cycle and solution development

Overview of System Life Cycle Processes

  • System and System of Systems (SoS) life cycle processes
  • Overview of the Life Cycle Model for traditional and modern systems
  • Interfacing to the architecture
  • Concept Exploration and Benefits Analysis
  • Project Planning and Concept of Operations Development
  • System Definition
  • Requirements Development [System and Sub-system Level Requirements]
  • High Level Design [Project Level Architecture]
  • Component Level Detailed Design
  • System Development and Implementation
  • System Development and Implementation
  • Hardware/Software Development and Unit Test
  • Integration [Sub-system and System Level Integration]
  • Verification [Sub-system and system level verification]
  • Initial System Deployment
  • Validation, Operations & Maintenance, Changes & Upgrades
  • System Validation
  • Operations & Maintenance
  • Changes & Upgrades

Systems Engineering in Context

  • Overview of systems engineering frameworks
  • Typical Life-Cycle management
  • V-Model of systems engineering lifecycle
  • The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) systems engineering process
  • Overview of ISO/IEC 15288
  • U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) systems engineering process
  • Principles of Agile
  • Preparing the Systems Engineering Plan (SEP)
  • Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP)
  • Applying systems engineering
  • Principles of systems engineering and concept development
  • Requirements and requirements analysis
  • Systems architecture and synthesis: conceptual design
  • System logical solution development
  • System physical solution development
  • Decision making and effectiveness evaluation
  • System specialty engineering integration
  • Systems integration
  • Test and evaluation
  • Verification, validation and testing
  • Systems engineering management
  • Systems engineering in retrospect and prospect
  • Key messages and action plans

Cross-Cutting Activities

  • Systems engineering process steps.
  • Activities that support the systems engineering process
  • Enablers and/or Controls.
  • Stakeholder Involvement
  • Elicitation
  • Project Management Practices
  • Risk Management
  • Metrics
  • Configuration Management
  • Project Process Improvement
  • Decision Gates
  • Decision Support/Trade Studies
  • Technical Reviews
  • Traceability

Systems Engineering Best Practices

  • Systems Engineering Practices
  • Project management and technical management processes
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP)
  • Concept of Operation (ConOps)
  • Risk-based decision making
  • Measures of Effectiveness (MOEs)
  • Measures of Performance (MOPs)
  • Technical Performance Measures (TPMs)
  • Integrated Master Plan (IMP)
  • Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)
  • Risk Management Plan (RMP)
  • Accepting uncertainty
  • Complex systems evolution
  • Methods of specifying
  • Difference between IFB, Design Build, RFP, RFI and RFQ
  • Challenges in writing specifications
  • Requirements definition
  • Systems modeling languages
  • Future of Systems Engineering






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