Readings

SES # TOPICS READINGS
1 Introduction Chapters 1-3 in INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook, v3.2. San Diego, CA: INCOSE, 2010.
2 Systems engineering as a human activity

Miller, John. QBQ! The Question Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability at Work and in Life. East Rutherford, NJ: Putnam Publishing Group, 2004. ISBN: 9780399152337.

Allen, Thomas, J. “Architecture and Communication Among Product Development Engineers [1997].” Sloan WP #165-97, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Hommes, Qi D., and Paul W. Berry. “Managing System Interface Requirements Reconciliation Using Design Structure Matrix Method.” INCOSE conference, 2003.

3 Student project proposal presentations Chapters 1-3 in INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook, v3.2. San Diego, CA: INCOSE, 2010.
4 Stakeholders and requirements, requirements and management

Chapter 4.1-4.2 in INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook, v3.2. San Diego, CA: INCOSE, 2010.

Sampson, Mark E. “The Allegory of the Humidifier: A case study of Return on Investment in Systems Engineering.” INCOSE proceedings, 1994.

5 Innovation in systems engineering

Altshuller, Genrich, Dana W. Clarke, Uri Fedozeev, and Steve Rodman. 40 Principles: TRIZ Keys to Innovation. Ext. ed. Worcester, MA: Technical Innovation Center, Inc., 2005. ISBN: 9780964074057.

Amabile, Theresa M. “How to Kill Creativity.” Harvard Business Review 76, no. 5 (1998): 76-87.

Henderson, Rebecca M., and Kim B. Clark. “Architectural Innovation: The Reconfiguration of Existing Product Technologies and the Failure of Established Firms.” Administrative Science Quarterly 35, no. 1 (1990): 9-30.

Maniak, Remi, Christophe Midler, and Sylvain Lenfle. “Tracking the Routes of innovation Management Across Projects: A Cross-Cases Perspective.” Unsubmitted paper draft, 2010.

6 Requirements driven systems design

Suh, Nam P. “Axiomatic Design Theory for Systems.” Research in Engineering Design 10 (1998): 189-209.
(Pay attention to appendix A)

Dong, Qi, and Daniel E. Whitney. “Designing a Requirement Driven Product Development Process.” Proceedings of ASME 2001 DETC, Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, September 9-12, 2001.

Hommes, Qi D., Van Eikema, and Daniel E. Whitney. “The Predictability of Systems Interactions at Early Phase of the Product Development Process.” Proceedings of ASME 2003 DETC, Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Chicago, IL, September 2-6, 2003.

7 CPM DFSS

Critical Parameter Management (PDF) (Courtesy of Dan Frey and Don Clausing. Used with permission.)

“Introduction to Critical Parameter Management.” Chapter 8 in Design for Six Sigma: In Technology and Product Development. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002.

8 Concept selection/trade space study

Chapter 4.3-4.4 in INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook, v3.2. San Diego, CA: INCOSE, 2010.

McManus, Hugh L., and Todd E. Schuman. “Understanding the Orbital Transfer Vehicle Trade Space.” AIAA Space Conference and Exposition, Long Beach, CA, September 23-25, 2003.

Ross, Adam M., and Daniel E. Hastings. “The Tradespace Exploration Paradigm.” INCOSE International Symposium, Rochester, NY, July 10-15, 2005.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Chapter 6 in Systems Engineering Handbook. Washington, D.C.: NASA STI, 2007. (PDF - 8.5MB)

9 Midterm presentations (no reading)
10 Experiments Thomke, Stefan. “Enlightened Experimentation: The New Imperative for Innovation.” Harvard Business Review Magazine (February 2001): 66-75.
11 Robust design I  
12 Robust design II Clausing, Don. “Operating Window: An Engineering measure for Robustness.” Technometrics 46, no. 1 (2004): 25-29.
13 DV&V, reliability, system attributes Chapter 4.5-4.13 in INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook, v3.2. San Diego, CA: INCOSE, 2010.
14 Draper systems engineering activities (no reading)
15 Ford hybrid vehicle controls systems engineering (no reading)
16 Team presentations on Toyota safety recall case (no reading)
17 Toyota quality board (no reading)
18 BMW VP of engineering in NA (no reading)
19 Final project presentations (no reading)
20 Final project presentations (cont.) (no reading)

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