Questionsexercises

2.1 Identify three activities not shown explicitly in Figure 2.1. Where might they fit into this chart?

2.2 Identify three activities not shown explicitly in Figure 2.2. Where might they fit into this chart?

2.3 Investigate the history of a real system and its acquisition. From this history, put the phases shown in Exhibit 2.1 on a time line.

2.4 Identify six items that are typically part of the agenda for a critical design review (CDR).

2.5 Compare Military Standards 499A and 499B with respect to a. three similarities b. three differences

2.6 Discuss the similarities and differences between a project plan and a systems engineering management plan (SEMP).

2.7 Compare the approaches to defining systems engineering as represented in this chapter with those of the previous chapter. Which do you find most/least satisfying? Explain.

2.8 Based upon the material in this and the previous chapter, write your own three to five sentence definition of:

a. project management b. systems engineering

REFERENCES 63

2.1 Department of Defense (DoD) Website: web2.deskbook.osd.mil

2.2 Department of Defense Directive Number 5000.1 (2000). Washington, DC: Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), U.S. Department of Defense, Pentagon, October 23.

2.3 Engineering Management, Military Standard 499A (1974). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Defense.

2.4 Systems Engineering, Military Standard 499B (1971). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Defense.

2.5 Standard for Systems Engineering, IEEE P1200 (1994). New York: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

2.6 Processes for Engineering a System, EIA Standard 632 (1998). Washington, DC: Electronic Industries Association, Engineering Department; available also through Global Engineering—see http: //global.ins.com

2.7 Systems Engineering Capability Model (SECM), EIA/IS-731 (1998). Washington, DC: Electronic Industries Association, Engineering Department.

2.8 Defense Acquisition, DoD Directive 5000.1 (1991). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Defense. See also The Defense Acquisition System, DoD Directive 5000.1 (2000). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Defense

2.9 Defense Acquisition Program Procedures, DoD Instruction 5000.2 (1991). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Defense. See also Operation of the Defense Acquisition System, DoD Instruction 5000.2, (2000). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Defense

2.10 Defense Acquisition Management Documentation and Reports, DoD Manual 5000-R (1991). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Defense. See also Mandatory Procedures for Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAPS) and Major Automated Information System (MAIS) Acquisition Programs, (2000). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Defense

2.11 Defense System Software Development, DoD-Std-2167A (1988). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Defense.

2.12 Software Development and Documentation, Mil-Std-498 (1994). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Defense.

PART II

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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Project Management Made Easy

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