Computer Tool Evaluation and Utilization

Commercially available computer tools that support systems engineering have evolved so quickly, and can be obtained at such low prices, that it has become essential that all systems engineering teams have a set of such tools immediately at hand to carry out the thirty elements of systems engineering. This includes the set of tools known as CASE (computer-aided software engineering) tools that are used for software engineering, a subset of systems engineering. Under this element of systems engineering, the team evaluates and then uses the set of computer aids appropriate to the system being developed.

A listing of some thirty categories of systems engineering support tools is provided in an early systems engineering text [7.1]. As a practical matter, because there are so many tools to choose from, a formal evaluation is necessary in relation to the system requirements and the domain knowledge attendant to that system.

The maturity of computer tools and their widespread use have also spawned the notion of system and software engineering environments (SEEs). Such environments incorporate integrated sets of tools that support both systems and software engineering [7.18, 7.19]. The systems engineering team that has itself reached a significant level of maturity will establish a systems engineering environment that will allow it to execute the thirty elements of systems engineering quickly [7.20] and efficiently. It will also put such a team in an excellent position relative to its competitors.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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