Systems Engineering Toolkit Improving Performance Through Managed Engineering
$1990 per person
This three-day course provides a comprehensive and rigorous review of the systems engineering development process. DoD 5000 series acquisition instructions are used as a guide to model the engineering process from customer concept definition (CDD) to contractor development and operational testing (TEMP).
Understanding the inherent relationship between program management structures and the systems engineering effort can be used as the basis for improving the systems engineering process. Project restructuring can improve productivity by as much as 10% to 30% in some cases. Class projects are used as an instructional tool to enhance the learning process in developing an understanding of these principles.
Organizational structures can be stove-piped, project oriented, sequential and/or concurrent in nature. Understanding these differences and the application of functional system structures provides the basis for the management optimization process. The allocation of lead engineers to systems engineering, software engineering and hardware engineering process are factors addressed in this course.
The application of “Systems Thinking” methodology is included for consideration as an engineering tool. The application of systems thinking can be used to identify “High Leverage Points” (HLP’s) that help identify key factors in the engineering solution process. The importance of “Trade Studies” using analysis, simulation and prototyping engineering tools used as part of the overall risk mitigation process
InstructorsTony Genna has been a course developer and instructor since 2003. Tony’s current educational programs are based on his 35 years of experience combined with corporate feedback from more than 325 engineers since 2006. Tony’s courses are truly living evolutionary products.
Tony’s approach to teaching often relates his real life engineering experience with the course subject matter. His experiences span 35 years at GE, Hughes, and Boeing. Tony’s course topics include: “Adaptive Modeling & Simulation”, “Sonar and Underwater Acoustics”, “Systems Thinking”, “Systems Engineering Management” and the “Engineering Toolkit” that has evolved since 2006. Class instruction include mini project workshops that are used to actively engage class members in the learning process.
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