August 23, 2010
Title: What is Systems Engineering?
Textbook Ref: Chapman, Bahill and Wymore, Chapter 1
What is SE web site: What Is Systems Engineering?
Slides: What Is Systems Engineering? 25 Mbytes
Published paper: none
August 25, 2010
Title: The System Design Process
Textbook: Chapman, Bahill and Wymore, Chapter 2
Class notes: "The 8 Systems Engineering Documents."
Course web site: SIE-454/554a The Systems Engineering Process
Slides: Design and Testing of an Illuminance Management System
Published papers: Daniels, J., Werner, P. W., and Bahill, A. T., Quantitative methods for tradeoff analyses, Systems Engineering, 4(3), 190-212, 2001, with a correction Systems Engineering, 8(1):93, 2005.
Bahill, A. T., Design and Testing of an Illuminance Management System, The ITEA Journal, 31(1):63-89, March 2010 (cover article).
August 30, 2010
Title: The Similar Process
Textbook Ref: Chapman, Bahill and Wymore, Chapter 3
Slides: The SIMILAR Process (slides) and also The SIMILAR Process (MS Word)
Published paper: Bahill, A. T. and Gissing, B., Re-evaluating systems engineering concepts using systems thinking, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews, 28(4), 516-527, 1998.
August 30 and September 1, 2010
Title: Comparison of Design Tools
Slides: Comparison of Engineering Design Tools
Published paper: Bahill, A. T., Alford, M., Bharathan, K., Clymer, J. Dean, D. L., Duke, J., Hill, G., LaBudde, E., Taipale, E. and Wymore, A. W., The design methods comparison project, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews, 28(1), 80-103, 1998.
September 6, 2010
Labor Day, no classes
September 8, 2010
Title: Risk Management (by Bob Sklar)
Textbook Ref: Chapman, Bahill and Wymore, Chapter 5
Slides: Risk Analysis
Published papers: Bahill, A. T. and Karnavas, W. J, Risk analysis of a pinewood derby: a case study, Systems Engineering, 3(3), 143-155, 2000.
Bahill, A. T. and Smith, E., An Industry Standard Risk Analysis Technique, Engineering Management Journal, 21(4):16-29, 2009.
September 13, 2010
Title: Unintended Consequences
Slides: The Search for Unintended Consequences
See the course project web site http://www.sie.arizona.edu/sysengr/sie554/unintended/index.html
September 15 and 20, 2010
Title: Sensitivity Analysis, a System Validation Tool
Slides: Sensitivity Analysis a Powerful Validation Tool
Smith, E. D., Szidarovszky, F., Karnavas, W. J. and Bahill, A. T., Sensitivity analysis, a powerful system validation technique, The Open Cybernetics and Systemics Journal, http://www.bentham.org/open/tocsj/openaccess2.htm, 2::39-56, 2008, doi: 10.2174/1874110X00802010039
September 22, 2010
Title: Unified Systems Engineering Process with UML and SysML
Slides: The Unified Systems Engineering Process Based on UML and SysML
Published paper: Bahill, A. T. and Daniels, J., Using object-oriented and UML tools for hardware design: a case study, Systems Engineering, 6(1): 28-48, 2003.
September 27 and 29, 2010
Title: Decision Making and Tradeoff Studies
Textbook Ref: Chapman, Bahill and Wymore, Chapters 5 and 6
Material on course web site? yes, lots of student projects from previous years
Slides: Decision Making and Tradeoff Studies and possibly Tradeoff Studies, Mathematical Analysis
October 4, 2010
Title: Discovering System Requirements
Textbook Ref: Chapman, Bahill and Wymore, Chapter 4
Slides: Discovering System Requirements
Published paper: Bahill, A. T. and Dean, F., Discovering system requirements, Chapter 4 in Handbook of Systems Engineering and Management, second edition, A.P. Sage and W.B. Rouse (Eds), John Wiley & Sons, 205-266, 2009.
October 6, 2010
Title: Eliciting Requirements in Use Cases
Slides: Requirements in Use Cases
Published paper: Daniels, J. and Bahill, A. T., The hybrid process combines traditional requirements and use cases, Systems Engineering, 7(4):303-319, 2004.
October 11 and 13, 2010
Title: Roadmap to Business Excellence
Material on course web site? yes
Bruce Gissing's Introduction
The Roadmap to Business Excellence
How the Mighty Fail
October 18, 2010
Title: COTS and the Need for Observable States
Slides: Reusability and COTS: a theory paper and also Observable States May be Necessary When Using COTS Products
Published papers: Wymore, A. W., and Bahill, A. T., When can we safely reuse systems, upgrade systems, or use COTS components? Systems Engineering, 3(2), 82-95, 2000.
Botta, R., Bahill, Z. and Bahill, A. T., When are observable states necessary? Systems Engineering, 9(3): 228-240, 2006.
October 20, 2010
Title: Test number 1
Textbook: Chapman, Bahill and Wymore, Chapters 1 to 5
Material on course web site? yes
Published papers: yes
October 25 and 27, 2010
Title: Designing the Boeing 747
Book: Sutter and Spenser 747-Creating the World's First Jumbo Jet and Other Adventures from a Life in Aviation,
Slides: The Boeing 747
November 1 and 3, 2010
Title: Tinker Toy Tower Design
Material on course web site? no
This exercise will be held in room 301 of the Engineering Building. Raytheon students should plan to attend. Out of town distance students should use the time to work on their projects.
November 8, 2010
Title: Ameliorating Mental Mistakes in Tradeoff Studies
Slides: Ameliorating Mistakes in Tradeoff Studies
Published paper: Smith, E. D., Son, Y. J., Piattelli-Palmarini, M. and Bahill, A. T., Ameliorating Mental Mistakes in Tradeoff Studies, Systems Engineering, 10(3): 222-240, 2008.
November 10, 2010
Title: Mental Mistakes Made in Tradeoff Studies
Slides: Mental Mistakes Made by Systems Engineers in Doing Tradeoff Studies
Paper in your class notes: Bahill, A. T. and Bohlman, J., "Mental Mistakes Made in Tradeoff Studies."
November 11, 2010
Title: Veterans Holiday
November 15, 2010
Title: Fundamental Principles of Good Design
Slides: Principles of Good Design
Published paper: Good Design Principles.
November 17, 2010
Title: Valid Models Require Defined Levels
Slides: What Are Levels? and also Mappings Between Levels
Published paper: Bahill, A. T., Szidarovszky, F., Botta, R. and Smith, E. D., Valid models require defined levels, International Journal of General Systems, 37:1-20, March 2008, DOI: 10.1080/03081070701395807
November 22, 2010
Title: A Prioritization Process
Slides: Why Priortize?
Published paper: Botta, R. and Bahill, A. T., A prioritization process, Engineering Management Journal, 19(4): 20-27, 2008.
November 24, 2010
Title: Famous System Failures
Published paper: Bahill, A. T. and Henderson, S. J., Requirements development, verification and validation exhibited in famous failures, Systems Engineering, 8(1):1-14, 2005.
November 29, 2010
Slides: CMMI, a Collection of Best Business Practices
November 29, 2010
Slides: DAR, Decision Analysis and Resolution
December 1, 2010
Title: The Systems Engineering Started in the Middle Process
Slides: Systems Engineering Started in the Middle
Published paper: Bahill, A. T. and Briggs, C, The systems engineering started in the middle process: a consensus of system engineers and project managers, Systems Engineering, 4(2), 156-167, 2001.
December 6 and 8, 2010
December 15, 2010
Title: Final Exam, 2 to 4 PM
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