System Requirements Analysis

By

  • Jeffrey Grady, President: JOG Systems Engineering Inc., Adjunct Professor, University of California, San Diego, CA USA

System Requirements Analysis gives the professional systems engineer the tools to set up a proper and effective analysis of the resources, schedules and parts needed to successfully undertake and complete any large, complex project. This fully revised text offers readers the methods for rationally breaking down a large project into a series of stepwise questions, enabling you to determine a schedule, establish what needs to be procured, how it should be obtained, and what the likely costs in dollars, manpower, and equipment will be to complete the project at hand.

System Requirements Analysis is compatible with the full range of popular engineering management tools, from project management to competitive engineering to Six Sigma, and will ensure that a project gets off to a good start before it's too late to make critical planning changes. The book can be used for either self-instruction or in the classroom, offering a wealth of detail about the advantages of requirements analysis to the individual reader or the student group.

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Audience

Professional systems engineers, industrial engineers, manufacturing engineers and mechanical engineers. Design engineers working in the manufacturing and automotive industries.

 

Book information

  • Published: September 2013
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-417107-7


Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1, INTRODUCTION
1.1, INTRODUCTION TO SYSTEMS REQUIREMENTS
1.2, MODELS AND THE MIND
1.3, SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT PROCESS OVERVIEW 
1.4, PROCESS VARIATIONS
1.5, AN OVERVIEW OF THE PROPOSED MODELING

CHAPTER 2, REQUIREMENTS FOUNDATION
2.1, REQUIREMENTS FUNDAMENTALS
2.2, REQUIREMENTS TRACEABILITY
2.3, REQUIREMENTS ALLOCATION, MARGINS,AND BUDGETS  
2.4, REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS STRATEGIES

CHAPTER 3, THE FUNCTIONAL PROBLEM SPACE MODEL
3.1, SYSTEM BEGINNINGS 151
3.2, TOWARD A GENERAL THEORY OF STRUCTURED ANALYSIS
3.3, FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS
3.4, PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS AND ALLOCATION
3.5, PRODUCT ENTITY STRUCTURE SYNTHESIS
3.6, INTERFACE IDENTIFICATION
3.7, FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS ALTERNATIVES
3.8, THE APPLICATION OF FUNCTIONAL
3.9, PHYSICAL PROCESS MODELING
3.10, RAS-COMPLETE AND RAS-CENTERED ANALYSIS
3.11, MODEL DOCUMENTATION

CHAPTER 4, A VARITY OF SOFTWARE MODELS
4.1, INTRODUCTION  
4.2, COMPUTER PROCESSING ORIENTED ANALYSIS
4.3, DATA-ORIENTED ANALYSIS    
4.4, OBJECT-ORIENTED ANALYSIS  
4.5, THE UNIFIED MODELING LANGUAGE MODEL
4.6, SYSTEM MODELING USING THE DOD ARCHITECTURE FRAMEWORK

CHAPTER 5, JOINT SOLUTION SPACE MODELING
5.1, INTERFACE REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS
5.2, SPECIALTY ENGINEERING REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS
5.3, ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS

CHAPTER 6, UNIVERSAL ARCHITECTURE DESCRIPTION FRAMEWORKS
6.1, MOVEMENT TOWARD A GENERAL SOLUTION
6.2, FUNCTIONALLY BASED UADF
6.3, MSA-PSARE BASED UADF
6.4, UML-SYSML BASED UDAF
6.5, UPDM SELECTIVELY EXTENDED TO A UDAF
6.6, MIXED METHODS IF YOU MUST

CHAPTER7, SPECIFICATION CONTENT STANDARDS 
7.1, SPECIFICATION DEVELOPMENT FUNDAMENTALS
7.2, GENERAL SPECIFICATION STYLE GUIDE 
7.3, PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION CONTENT GUIDANCE  
7.4, DETAIL SPECIFICATIONS
7.5, INTERFACE SPECIFICATIONS
7.6, PARTS, MATERIALS, AND PROCESSES SPECIFICATIONS
7.7, APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS ANALYSIS 

CHAPTER 8, REQUIREMENTS MANAGEMENT 
8.1, PROCESS OVERVIEW FROM A MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE  
8.2, REQUIREMENTS RISK MANAGEMENT 
8.3, REQUIREMENTS VALUE MANAGEMENT
8.4, REQUIREMENTS INTEGRATION  
8.5, INTERFACE REQUIREMENTS MANAGEMENT  
8.6, REQUIREMENTS VERIFICATION MANAGEMENT  
8,7, SPECIFICATION DEVELOPMENT, REVIEW, AND APPROVAL  

CHAPTER 9, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 
9.1, THE COMPUTER TOOL INFRASTRUCTURE
9.2, COMPUTER TOOLS FOR REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS  

CHAPTER 10, CLOSING
10.1, WHERE HAVE WE BEEN?  
10.2, THE FUTURE