Publisher description for Systems engineering : a 21st century systems methodology / Derek K. Hitchins.
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This book addresses the problems involved in achieving successful systems, exploring how these problems might be solved in theory, and how the solutions can be manifested in practice. Hitchins also introduces a systems methodology that can be employed when tackling any issue or problem, and that can be used for all kinds of systems (from small, technological, to global socioeconomic). There are a range of case studies to illustrate how the methodology can be implemented for many different systems, and the book starts with a full explanation of the systems philosophy and system models, therefore making it accessible to a wide spectrum of readers from a number of backgrounds.
Sets out a clear methodology for ensuring the effective management of all kinds of engineering systems (both human and technological), examining factors of conception, design, development, manufacture, test and operation.
Draws together methods currently used in various domains and disciplines, making this a multi-disciplinary reference for practitioners in industry, government and business, and also academic researchers.
Systematically covers the full scope of the systems engineering field, analyzing advances in systems science and thinking, systems methodology, engineering of systems, and systems engineering management.
Includes a large number of case studies to make the topic accessible to readers at all levels, including police command and control systems in a democracy, and an examination of energy supplies in an environment affected by global warming.
Essential reading for consultants, practitioners and managers in industry who want to implement an effective solutions methodology in a range of fields and organizations, including aerospace, defence, transport, police, communications, and electrical, electronic, software and computer engineering.
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