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, System Verification 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.
- 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
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
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.