To illustrate the principles described in the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK) Parts 1-6, Part 7 is a collection of systems engineering (SE) implementation examples. These examples describe the application of SE practices, principles, and concepts in real settings. The intent is to provide typical instances of the application of SE so readers can learn from these experiences. This can improve the practice of SE by illustrating to students, educators, and practitioners the benefits of effective practice, as well as the risks and liabilities of poor practice.
A matrix of implementation examples is used to map the implementation examples to topics in the SEBoK, primarily Part 3. To provide a broader set of domains, both formal case studies and shorter vignettes are used. For the case studies, an introduction and analysis of the case is given with references to the full external case study. For the vignettes, the implementation example is described directly. In the SE literature, a wide variety of examples and formats are considered “case studies.
” Here, the distinction between a case study and a vignette is that a vignette is a short wiki article written for the SEBoK and a case study exists externally in the SE literature. An initial set of examples is included with the anticipation that more will be added over time to highlight the different aspects and applications of SE. In addition, new examples can be added to demonstrate the evolving state of practice, such as the application of model-based SE and the engineering of complex, adaptive systems.
Knowledge Areas in Part 7 Each part of the SEBoK is divided into knowledge areas (KAs), which are groupings of information with a related theme. Part 7 is organized into the following KAs: • Matrix of Implementation Examples • Case Studies • Vignettes References None. Matrix of Implementation Examples The following matrix maps the SEBoK Systems Engineering Implementation Examples to topics in the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK), primarily Part 3. It provides both a list of potential systems engineering
implementation examples for topics of interest, and a list of relevant topics for each implementation example. Since the number of topics in the SEBoK is extensive, only a subset are included here for clarity. For additional information, see the implementation example of interest and the corresponding SEBoK topic. Organization and Mapping of Case Studies to the SEBoK The following short titles shown in Table 1 (Developed for BKCASE) are used for the implementation examples: Table 1. Short Titles for the SEBoK Case Studies and Vignettes. (SEBoK Original) Case Studies Vignettes
HST Hubble Space Telescope Bag Handling Denver Airport Baggage Handling System GPS Global Positioning System VA Sub Virginia Class Submarine Radiation Medical Radiation Route Mod UK West Coast Route Modernisation Project FBI VCF FBI Virtual Case File System Water Mgmt Singapore Water Management MSTI Miniature Seeker Technology Integration FAA AAS FAA Advanced Automation System Infusion Pump Next Generation Medical Infusion Pump Light Rail Standard Korean Light Transit System Table 2 shows how the topics (each row) align with the implementation examples (each column).
Table 2. Implementation Examples. Coverage of SEBoK Topics for Each Case Study and Vignette. (SEBoK Original) SEBoK Topic (Part 3) HST GPS Radiation FBI VCF MSTI Infusion Pump Bag Handling VA Sub Route Mod Water Mgmt FAA AAS Light Rail Mission Analysis X X X X X Stakeholder Needs and Requirements X X X X X System Requirements X X X X X X X Architectural Design: Logical X X X X X X X X Architectural Design: Physical X X X X X X X X System Analysis X X X X X System Implementation X X System Integration X X X X X X
System Verification X X X X X X X System Validation X X X X X X X System Deployment X X Operation of the System X X X X System Maintenance X SEBoK v. 1. 0 Extracted from www. sebokwiki. org/1. 0 on September 13, 2012 Matrix of Implementation Examples 3 Logistics X Planning X X X X X X X X Assessment and Control X X X X X Risk Management X X X X X X X X X X Measurement X X Decision Management X X X X Configuration Management X X X X Information Management X Quality Management X References None.