Systems Engineering

systems banner 3Systems engineering, abbreviated as SE, is a field of engineering that concentrates on how to design and manage complicated systems over their life cycles.

 

 
 

 

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  • \(COTS\)  -  commercial off-the-shelf
  • \(CONOPS\)  -  concept of operation
  • \( QA \)  -  quality assurance

 

Systems Engineering Glossary

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  • Baseline schedule  -  A fixed project schedule.

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  • Change request  -  Outlines a problem and proposes an action to address the problem.
  • Commercial off-the-shelf  -  Commercially available items that do not require the procuring organization to perform modification to meet requirements.
  • Concept of operation  -  A document describing how a system operates during the life cycle phase to meet stakeholder expectations.
  • Constraint  -  A condition or occurance that might limit, restrict, or regulate the project.

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  • Database  -  An organized collection of data with a means of identification and retrieval.
  • Data management  -  A process to plan for, acquire, access, manage, protect, and use technical data over the entire life cycle of a system.
  • Deliverable  -  Any unique and verifiable product, result, or capability to perform a service that is performed to complete a process, phase, or project.
  • Design  -  A process to develope and document a solution to a problem utilizing technology, tools, and experts.

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  • Quality assurance  -  Ensures you are doing the right thing the right way.

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  • Risk management  -  A process to access potential problems, determine which risks are important to deal with, and impliment strategies to reduce consequences.

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  • Standard operating procedure  -  A set of clearly written instructions which outline the steps or tasks needed to complete a job.
  • System design  -  The process by which solutions to users requirements can be defined, selected and described. 

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  • Training  -  An imoortant part of the system since it is unlikely that the delivery system has been operated, maintained or supported by the user before.

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