System Verification - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123740144, 9780080489780

System Verification

1st Edition

Proving the Design Solution Satisfies the Requirements

Authors: Jeffrey Grady
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123740144
eBook ISBN: 9780080489780
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 10th April 2007
Page Count: 368
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Systems Engineering--an interdisciplinary, multi-stage-driven approach to the design and implementation of any large-scale or complex engineered product or service--has found its way from aerospace into general manufacturing as well as the services industry. It has been found to be particularly useful in such applications as software engineering, the bio- and medical industries, and large, multi-component projects like those found in energy-generation. Following on the author’s previous book System Requirements Analysis, this new book will lay out the steps and procedures needed to implement a quality check of the system being proposed or designed…the “Verification” stage of a full systems engineering program.

Systems engineering usually begins with defining a product that will satisfy a customer need and then rationally building a set of required components, personnel, and financial resources. The testing and evaluating of a proposed design solution is known as Verification, and this will guide the systems engineer and his engineering and management team in setting up the detailed protocols for a step-by-step quality control check of each stage of a proposed system design.

Key Features

·Complete overview of the basic principles involved in setting up a System Verification program ·Follows a proven pattern of "Define the problem, "Solve the Problem," and "Prove it" ·Covers a variety of approaches to Qualification Verification, System Test and Evaluation, and Acceptance Verification, as well as Process Verification


Professional Systems Engineers; Industrial Engineers; Manufacturing Engineers; Mechanical Engineers; Project Managers; Product Managers

Table of Contents

PART I: SETTING THE STAGE; Introduction to System Development; System Requirements Analysis Overview; The Global Verification Situation; PART II: ITEM QUALIFICATION VERIFICATION; Verification Requirements; Top-Down Verification Planning; Item Qualification Test Planning Analysis; Item Qualification Test Implemenation; Non-Test Item Qualification Methods Coordination; Item Qualification Verification Reporting; Item Qualification Verification Management and Audit; Item Qualification Verification Close-out; PART III: ITEM ACCEPTANCE VERIFICATION; Acceptance Test Planning Analysis; Other Acceptance Methods Coordination; Product Acceptance Verification Reporting; Product Verification Management and Audit; PART IV: SYSTEM TEST AND EVALUATION; System Verification Planning; System Test and Evaluation Management; Item and System Re-Verification; PART V: PROCESS VALIDATION AND VERIFICATION; Process Validation; Process Verification; PART VI: POSTSCRIPT; Verifciation and Systems Development Closure


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About the Author

Jeffrey Grady

Jeffrey O. Grady is the Owner of JOG System Engineering, a consulting and teaching company, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of California, San Diego. He was formerly the manager of systems development at GD Space Systems. He is the author of ten books in the systems engineering field. Jeff is an INCOSE Fellow, Founder, and ESEP. Jeff worked as an employee for Librascope, Ryan Aeronautical, General Dynamics Convair, and General Dynamics Space Systems. He has consulted in systems engineering for many companies, developing military and commercial products. He has taught hundreds of system engineering courses for universities, short course companies and for his own company.

Affiliations and Expertise

President, JOG Systems Engineering Inc., and Adjunct Professor, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA