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System Engineering Management Training Course, Master Systems Engineering Training Certificate by Tonex


Systems Engineering Management Training Course: The Schedule, Cost, reliability, safety and integration of  are largely determined in the system definition phase of the program. Translate the stakeholder’s needs into a system or a system of systems and its architecture through an iterative process that results in an effective, reliable system design.

A Consensus of the International Council on System Engineering (INCOSE) Fellows:

System Engineering is an engineering discipline whose responsibility is creating and executing an interdisciplinary process to ensure that the customer and stakeholder’s needs are satisfied in a high quality, trustworthy, cost efficient and cost efficient and schedule compliant manner throughout a system life cycle.

A good example of role of good systems engineering for Systems of Systems (SoS) like Dreamliner is Nightmare Batteries Plague Dreamliner.

Why choose TONEX as your systems engineering training provider? Look at the systems engineering training courses and the depth of our knowledge, skills and insight. Advanced systems engineering. Look at our systems engineering certification training programs. We serve the systems  engineering community since 1993.

Certificate Series in Systems Engineering

The Systems Engineering Management Certificate is designed for the engineering and non engineering professionals seeking higher education to support focused career objectives.

This master course presents a series of modules for acquiring basic systems-engineering knowledge and skills, workshops, hands-on group projects, followed by topics in one or more focus areas.

The master systems engineering management course includes the following optional modules and can be customized based on the audience.

Many Topics to choose:

  • Systems and Systems Engineering Thinking
  • Systems Requirements Analysis and Design
  • Systems Synthesis
    Systems Verification and Validation (V&V)
  • Systems Operations and Maintenance (O&M)
  • Systems Engineering Management
  • Systems Engineering Software Overview
  • Systems Hardware and Software Integration
  • Engineering Project Management
  • System Safety
  • Systems Engineering modeling with SysML™
  • Systems Development Strategies

Many Modules and Sub-modules to choose:

  • Importance of Systems Engineering (SE)
  • Systems Engineering Life Cycle
  • Systems and Systems engineering in the Project/Program Environment
  • System Engineering (SE) Operational Feasibility
  • Applying Systems Engineering
  • System Analysis and Design Process
  • Requirements Engineering
  • System Architecture Synthesis
  • System Design and Development
  • Integrating, Testing, and Evaluating the System
  • Integrating, Testing, and Evaluating the System
  • System Verification and Validation (V&V)
  • System Modeling and Diagrams
  • System Project Management
  • Overview of Tools used in the Engineering of Complex Systems
  • Integration of Specialty Engineering
  • Reliability Engineering

Many Workshops and Case Studies to choose:

  • Working with Bad and Good Requirements
  • Classifying requirements as functional or design
  • Working with SOW and Specifications
  • Writing a functionally oriented specification vs a design oriented specification
  • Reviews and Technology and Manufacturing Readiness
  • Working with Systems Engineering Process: The ‘V’ Diagram
  • Modeling Projects using SysML

Module 1: Importance of Systems Engineering (SE)

What is Systems Engineering?

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

SE and Program Management (SE/PM)

  • Example of a SE Framework Engineering SE Program Management
  • Systems Engineering Management Plan [SEMP]
  • SE Program Management
  • Tools Used in Systems Engineering and Program Management
  • Planning Tools
  • Controlling Tools
  • Product-Improvement Tools
  • Analytic Approach for Estimating SE/PM Costs
  • SE Project Management Processes
  • Project Planning
  • Project Staffing
  • Project Monitoring and Control
  • Defining the Project Constraints Risk Management
  • Cost Analysis
  • Configuration Management
  • Documentation
  • Case Study

SE Project Management

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

Module 2: Systems Engineering Life Cycle

  • SE 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

A 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

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

Module 3: 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

Module 4: 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

Module 5: 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

Module 6: System Analysis and Design Process

  • Systems Engineering Requirements Specifications
  • Understanding and Defining User Requirements
  • Performing a Function Process
  • Developing and Selecting a Systems Architecture
  • Software and Hardware Architecture
  • Defining, Controlling, and Managing Interfaces
  • Performing System Design and Development
  • Defining and Managing System Performance Parameters
  • Defining and Managing Systems Reliability Parameters
  • Alternative Models
  • Economic Evaluation
  • Optimization in Design and Operations
  • Queuing Theory and Analysis
  • Control Concepts and Techniques
  • Reliability and Maintainability
  • Usability (Human Factors)
  • Supportability (Serviceability)
  • Producibility and Disposability
  • Design for Affordability (Life-Cycle Cost)

Module 7: Requirements Engineering

  • Capturing Source Requirements
  • Define/Derive/Refine Functional/Performance Requirements
  • Requirements Allocation and Traceability
  • Development of Spec Tree and Specifications
  • System and Subsystem Requirements
  • System Functional Requirements
  • System Operational Requirements
  • System Performance Requirements
  • Writing Specifications
  • Specifications (A spec/B spec, product specifications)
  • Test Requirements
  • Communication Techniques for Eliciting Requirements
  • Stakeholder involvement
  • Defining valid and meaningful needs
  • Technical reviews
  • Stakeholder feedback on the needs being collected
  • Prioritization of the needs
  • ConOps to System Requirements (generic)

Module 8: System Architecture Synthesis

  • Define/Refine System Element Alternatives
  • Synthesize Multiple System Architectures
  • Select Preferred System Architecture/Element Solution
  • Define/Refine/Integrate System Physical Configuration

Case Study and Example: NASA Mars Observer

  • Design Constraints
  • Technical Design Constraints
  • High-Speed Navigation
  • Practical Design Constraints
  • Economic
  • Environmental
  • Sustainability
  • Manufacturability
  • Health and Safety
  • Software Design
  • Software Functionality
  • Test Certification

Module 9: System Design and Development

  • Conceptual Design
  • Interface Design (Physical Interfaces, User Interfaces)
  • Models and Simulations (includes Prototypes)
  • System Concept (candidate concepts and selected concept)
  • System Preliminary Design
  • System Functional Architecture
  • System Physical Architecture
  • System/Subsystem Detailed Design (hardware/software)
  • Validated System Model (Design Validation)
  • Systems Engineering Method (Requirements Analysis, Functional Definition, Physical Definition, and Design Validation)
  • System Design Evaluation Criteria and Method (includes Contractor Design Evaluation)
  • Test Plans, Procedures, and Methods (Demonstration, Inspection, Testing, and Analysis)
  • System 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)

Module 10: Integrating, Testing, and Evaluating the System

  • Test and evaluation plans and procedures
  • The Test Construct
  • Deriving test objectives and requirements
  • Test methods (demonstration, analysis, inspection, and test),
  • Developmental T&E
  • Operational T&E
  • Operational Capability Assessments
  • Test maturity
  • The “illities”

Module 11: Integrating, Testing, and Evaluating the System

  • Test Plans
  • Test Procedures
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • Requirements Verification Matrix
  • Traceability to user requirements (Validation against ConOps)
  • Traceability to system requirements (Verification against System Specs)
  • Verification (Functional, Non-Functional, and Interface reqs)
  • Validation (ConOps)
  • System Integration
  • Standards and Policies

Module 12: System Verification and Validation (V&V)

Verification [Sub-system and system level verification]

  • The Verification process
  • Inputs
  • Concept of Operations
  • System and Sub-system Requirements
  • Design Specifications
  • Integration Plan [optional]
  • Deployment Strategy [optional]
  • Control
  • Project Plan/Systems Engineering Management Plan [SEMP]
  • Configuration Management Plan
  • Verification Enablers
  • Verification Process Activities
  • System/Software Verification Overview

System Validation

  • Description of System Validation
  • System Validation Process
  • The system’s owner and stakeholders
  • Objective of System Validation
  • Assessment of the operational system
  • Needs of system’s owner and stakeholders
  • Validation process three primary activities
  • Planning
  • Stakeholder involvement
  • The plan
  • Validation Master Plan
  • Systems Engineering Management Plan [SEMP]
  • Validation strategy
  • Perform validation
  • System acceptance
  • Planning & strategy and the assessment results

Module 13: 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

Overview of UML and SysML

  • Diagram Overview and Language Concepts
  • What is SysML?
  • UML2 for Systems Engineering
  • 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
  • Archimate

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

Module 14 and 15: System Project Management

System Engineering of Complex Systems

  • Effective systems engineering
  • Engineering management
  • Project definition
  • Work breakdown
  • Estimating
  • Resource planning
  • Critical path development
  • Scheduling
  • Project monitoring and control
  • Scope management
  • Cost, Schedule, Resources and Tasks
  • Cost and Schedule
  • Cost/benefit Analysis
  • Critical Path Method Analysis
  • Market Research Analysis
  • Proposal Development (RFPs)
  • Resource Allocation
  • Task Definitions
  • Statement of Work (SOW)
  • Work Breakdown Structure

Project Management Skills in SE

  • Project Management skills applied to systems engineering
  • Integration Management
  • Scope Management
  • Quality Management
  • Time Management
  • Cost Management
  • Risk Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Communications Management
  • Systems Engineering Project Management
  • Personal Time Management
  • Formal Scheduling and Resource Allocation
  • Planning, tasking, and controlling complex task structures
  • Managing life cycle implementations

Plans, Processes, and Documentation

  • Configuration Management Plan
  • Operations and Maintenance Plans/Documentation
  • Project Plan
  • Quality Assurance Plan
  • Risk Management Plan
  • Risk Mitigation Plan
  • Strategic Plans (Acquisition Strategy)
  • Systems Engineering Plan
  • Systems Engineering Management Plan
  • Systems Integration Plan
  • Tailored Systems/Software Engineering Processes
  • Test and Evaluation Master Plan
  • Training Plans and Documentation

Cost, Schedule, Resources and Tasks

  • Cost and Schedule
  • Cost/benefit Analysis
  • Critical Path Method Analysis
  • Market Research Analysis
  • Proposal Development (RFPs)
  • Information for Bid (IFB)
  • Resource Allocation
  • Task Definitions
  • Statement of Work (SOW)
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Communication Skills

  • Writing, speaking, listening and computer literacy
  • Data base design capture
  • Simulation based design capture
  • Optimizing design capture

Synthesis and Creativity Skills

  • Separating real and preconceived constraints
  • Synthesis and abstraction skills
  • Creativity can be learned
  • Creative problem solving

Team Building

  • Resources
  • Building small teams
  • Leadership and formal team building
  • Creating hierarchies of product teams
  • Managing complex team structures

Process Skills

  • Work breakdown structures/risk management
  • Life cycle models
  • Planning the life cycle
  • Planning product architecture
  • Control of the life cycle
  • Task controls
  • Complex program control systems
  • Maturity and capability of a given process
  • Integrated product and process team approaches
  • Design model verification
  • Capability assessment of education efforts to enhance

Module 16: Overview of Tools used in the Engineering of Complex Systems

  • Tools to capture and manage requirements
  • Definition of problems and alternative solutions
  • Analysis of functions and systems
  • Requirement development
  • Generation of alternatives
  • Description and analysis of alternatives
  • Documentation and communication
  • Decision making
  • Specifications

Integration of Specialty Engineering

  • Integration of Engineering Specialties Required to Create Systems
  • Operational/Engineering Needs
  • Hardware Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Human Factors With Emphasis on the Human Computer Interface
  • Reliability, Maintainability and Availability
  • Integrated Logistics Support
  • Quality Assurance
  • Safety Engineering and Other Specialties

Module 17: Reliability Engineering

  • New tools in 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
  • Calculate the cost of unreliability for making business decisions to attack problems of unreliability
  • Reliability tools helpful for providing supporting evidence during root cause analysis failure investigations
  • Reliability tools and techniques helpful for understanding failure data
  • How to make business decisions, based on the failure data
  • Justify making equipment more reliable
  • Root Cause Failure Analysis
  • Error Control Coding (ECC) Fundamentals
  • Related Case Studies and Projects

Technical Quality Assurance

  • Quality Procedures
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Process Engineering (Standards) including Risks, Processes, Problems and Standards
  • Software Engineering Institute (SEI) System Engineering and Software Development Capability Maturity Models (CMMs)
  • ISO 9000 policy
  • IEEE standards
  • Malcolm Baldrige, SEI CMM®, SEI PMM, ISO 9000 (9001), and SPICE

Workshops and Case Studies

Workshop 1

  • Working with Bad and Good Requirements
  • What are the bad requirements?
  • What are the good requirements?
  • How do you correct bad requirements to good requirements?
  • Evaluation of good and poor requirements in the project (group project)
  • Requirements constructs
  • Group presentations and discussions

Workshop 2- Classifying requirements as functional or design

Workshop 3- Working with SOW and Specifications

  • Incorporating top level design information into a specification written as requirements
  • Develop a clear definition of SOW and Specification
  • Analyzing pitfalls when subcontracting out complex designs

Workshop 4 – Writing a functionally oriented specification vs. a design oriented specification f

  • Analysis of Conops document
  • Analysis of Design
  • Analysis of Test plans/procedures

Workshop 5 : Reviews and Technology and Manufacturing Readiness

  • Purpose and Structure of Reviews
  • Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA)
  • Technology Readiness Levels
  • Manufacturing Readiness Assessment (MRA)
  • Manufacturing Readiness Levels
  • Best Practices and Examples of Reviews
  • ASR (Alternative System Review)
  • PDR (Preliminary Design Review)
  • CDR (Critical Design Review)
  • PRR (Production Readiness Review)
  • FCA (Functional Configuration Audit)
  • SFR (System Functional Review)
  • FRP (Full Rate Production)
  • SRR (System Requirements Review)
  • IBR (Integrated Baseline Review)
  • SVR (System Verification Review)
  • ISR (In-Service Review)
  • TRA (Technology Readiness Assessment
  • ITR (Initial Technical Review)
  • TRR (Test Readiness Review)
  • OTRR (Operational Test Readiness Review)

Workshop 6: Working with Systems Engineering Process: The ‘V’ Diagram

  • Design and Specification
  • Manufacture Parts
  • Integrate and Test
  • Feasibility Study/Concept Exploration
  • Acquisition and Supply (Defining Needs)
  • Systems Engineering Technical Management
  • Concept of Operations (ConOps)
  • Requirements Definition Process
  • Functional Analysis/Allocation
  • System Design
  • Conceptual System Design and Development
  • Preliminary System Design and Development
  • High Level Design: System Architecture Synthesis
  • Developing a Systems Architecture
  • Detail Design and Development
  • Verification and Validation Testing
  • Integration
  • Technical Reviews and Audits
  • Role of Configuration Management
  • Risk Management Methodology

Workshop 7: Modeling Projects using SysML

  • Structure and Concepts
  • The Requirement Diagram
  • Allocation
  • Block Diagrams
  • The Parametric Diagram
  • The Use Case Diagram
  • The Activity Diagram
  • The State Machine Diagram
  • Interaction Diagrams
  • General Modeling Elements
  • Actor Categories
  • Discipline-Specific Elements
  • Extended Requirement
  • Essential Activity
  • Domain Block
  • Weighted Requirement Relationships
  • Continuous and Secondary Use Cases
  • Stakeholders
  • Systems and Subsystems
  • System Context Elements
  • System Processes
  • SysML Language Architecture
  • Model with Packages
  • Structure with Blocks
  • Constraints with Parametrics
  • Flow-Based Behavior with Activities
  • Message-Based Behavior with Interactions
  • Event-Based Behavior with State Machines
  • Functionality with Use Cases
  • Cross-Cutting Relationships with Allocations

Additional Optional Sessions

SysML Diagram Techniques

  • Use Case
  • Requirement
  • Activity
  • Block Definition
  • Internal Block
  • Sequence
  • State Machine
  • Parametric
  • Package
  • Allocation Tables

Building SysML Diagram Taxonomy

  • Behavioral Diagram
  • Activity Diagram
  • Sequence Diagram
  • State Machine Diagram
  • Use Case Diagram
  • Requirement Diagram
  • Structural Diagram
  • Block Definition Diagram
  • Internal Block Diagram
  • Package Diagram

Working with SysML

  • Structure: Definition and Use
  • Behavior: Interaction, State Machine and activity/functions
  • Requirements
  • Parametric
  • SysML Diagram Frames
  • Package Diagram
  • Views
  • Internal Block Diagram
  • Allocations
  • Basic Structural elements




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