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Unformatted text preview: one to head this yet-to-be-formed working group. Fortunately for NASA, Donna [Pivirotto] Shirley of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory stepped up to the challenge. Today, through her efforts, those of the working group, and the skilled and dedicated authors, we have a unique and possibly a historic document. During the development of the manual we decided to put in much more than may be appropriate for a Level 0 document with the idea that we could always refine the document later. It was more important to capture the knowledge when we could in order to better position our selves for later dissemination. If there is any criticism, it may be the level of detail contained in the manual, but this detail is necessary for young engineers. The present document does appear to serve as a good instructional guide, although it does go well beyond its original intent. As such, this present document is to be considered a next-to-final draft. Your comments, corrections and suggestions are welcomed, valued and appreciated. Please send your remarks directly to Robert Shishko, NASA Systems Engineering Working Group. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109-8099. —Francis T. Hoban Program Manager, NASA Headquarters NASA Systems Engineering Handbook Preface This handbook was written to bring the fundamental concepts and techniques of systems engineering to NASA personnel in a way that recognizes the nature of NASA systems and the NASA environment. The authors readily acknowledge that this goal will not be easily realized. One reason is that not everyone agrees on what systems engineering is, nor on how to do it. There are legitimate differences of opinion on basic definitions, content, and techniques. Systems engineering itself is a broad subject, with many different aspects. This initial handbook does not (and cannot) cover all of them. of these three domains. The material on the NASA project life cycle is drawn from the work of the NASA-wide Systems Engineering Working Group (SEWG), which met periodically in 1991 and 1992, and its successor, the Systems Engineering Process Improveme...
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