Introduction – What is
the CSEP and what are the requirements to obtain it? Terms and definitions.
Basis of the examination. Study plans and sample examination questions
and how to use them. Plan for the course. Introduction to the INCOSE
Handbook. Self-assessment quiz. Filling out the CSEP application.
Systems Engineering and Life Cycles
– Definitions and origins of systems engineering, including
the latest concepts of “systems of systems.” Hierarchy
of system terms. Value of systems engineering. Life cycle characteristics
and stages, and the relationship of systems engineering to life
cycles. Development approaches. The INCOSE Handbook system development
Technical Processes – The
processes that take a system from concept in the eye to operation,
maintenance and disposal. Business/mission needs, stakeholder requirements
and technical requirements, including operations concept, requirements
analysis, requirements definition, requirements management. Architecture
definition, including functional analysis and allocation, system
architecture synthesis. Design definition, implementation, integration,
verification, transition, validation, operation, maintenance and
disposal of a system.
Technical Management Processes
– Technical management and the role of systems engineering
in guiding a project. Project planning, including the Systems Engineering
Management Plan (SEMP), and tailoring methods. Project assessment,
including Technical Performance Measurement (TPM). Project control.
Decision-making and trade-offs. Risk and opportunity management,
configuration management, information management, quality assurance.
Enterprise and Agreement Processes –
How to create the infrastructure for a system development. Acquisition
and supply processes. Managing the environment, investment, and
resources. Enterprise environment management. Investment management
including life cycle cost analysis. Life cycle processes management
standard processes, and process improvement. Resource management
and quality management.
Cross-Cutting SE Methods –
How to support the system development with methods across all the
processes. Modeling, simulation, and prototyping, including the
System Modeling Language (SysML). Forms of systems engineering:
model-based, function-based, object-oriented, lean, agile. Interface
management, Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD), Integrated
Product Teams (IPT).
Unique technical disciplines used in the systems engineering processes:
affordability & cost analysis, logistics support, interoperability,
sustainability, reliability, maintainability, availability, electromagnetic
and environmental analysis,manufacturing and producibility, resilience,
security, human systems integration, mass properties, safety &
hazards analysis, training needs, value engineering.
After-Class Plan – Study
plans and methods. Using the self-assessment to personalize your
study plan. Five rules for test-taking. How to use the sample examinations.
How to reach us after class, and what to do when you succeed.
Continuing Education: This course qualifies for 2.1 CEUs or 21