NASA-Systems Engineering

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Unformatted text preview: 4.8 and 4.9.) NASA Systems Engineering Handbook Management Issues in Systems Engineering 4.2 Managing the Systems Engineering Process: The Systems Engineering Management Plan Systems engineering management is a technical function and discipline that ensures that systems engineering and all other technical functions are properly applied. Each project should be managed in accordance with a project life cycle that is carefully tailored to the project's risks. While the project manager concentrates on managing the overall project life cycle, the project-level or lead system engineer concentrates on managing its technical aspect (see Figure 7 or 8). This requires that the system engineer perform or cause to be performed the necessary multiple layers of decomposition, definition? integration, verification and validation of the system, while orchestrating and incorporating the appropriate concurrent engineering. Each one of these systems engineering functions requires application of technical analysis skills and techniques. The techniques used in systems engineering management include work breakdown structures, network scheduling, risk management, requirements traceability and reviews, baselines, configuration management, data management, specialty engineering program planning, definition and readiness reviews, audits, design certification, and status reporting and assessment. The Project Plan defines how the project will be managed to achieve its goals and objectives within defined programmatic constraints. The Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP) is the subordinate document that defines to all project participants how the project will be technically managed within the constraints established by the Project Plan. The SEMP communicates to all participants how they must respond to pre-established management practices. For instance, the SEMP should describe the means for both internal and external (to the project) interface control. The SEMP also communicates how the systems engineering management techniques noted above sho...
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