Last Stand for XMIT 694 / Part 2
The course includes an overview of system theory and structures, elements of the systems life cycle (including systems design and development), acquisition models, modeling and simulation, and the tools needed to analyze and support the systems process.
Starting on February 1.
- Course material - textbook, presentations, readings
- International Council of System Engineering (INCOSE) ::: Introduction ::: SE Links ::: Downloadable Files, including a Glossary of Terms in a Word document with some ugly formating
- Acquisition Knowledge Sharing System ::: See the Enterprise Integration Toolkit that "contains a Roadmap for you to follow in your enterprise integration project and more than a hundred templates, checklists and other tools to help your project be successful." At first glance, it has some useful resources -- it should; it's 32 Mb in a zipped file and 72 Mb unzipped!
- Defense Acquisition University) http://www.dsmc.dsm.mil/pubs/glossary/preface.htm (Now merged with this site) ::: Webpicks from the Library ::: Learning Modules ::: Publications in downloadable formats
- IEEE Standards Association ::: Computer Society
- American National Standards Institute (ANSI) ::: Internet Resources
- Winchester House: the antethesis of systems engineering. The Winchester House, located in San Jose, CA, began in 1884 because Sarah L. Winchester was told by a psychic medium that she would be able to keep ghosts away as long as she was building her house. For the next 38 years, the house grew chaotically as the heiress added staircases to nowhere, 160 rooms and no blueprints, unless you count a few sketches of room that Mrs. Winchester threw together. Also see National Park Service's guide and Could the Winchest House Be Built Today?
- Rational UML Resource Center - See the UML Intro doc (pdf, 920 kb )
- Institute of Systems Research (UMD) Definition of SE ::: Technical Reports
- INCOSE: An Identification of Pragmatic Principles - Final Report
- Survey of the Systems Engineer Discipline
Group Project: The Big Dig
Team Three decided to do its "man-made disaster" project on the Boston Central Artery/Tunel project that has sucked up $14.7 billion, making it just about the most expensive piece of civil works ever undertaken.
- Victor Rodriguez's early exploration on the Web: CE Report ::: PBS Report ::: Boston.com
- Learning From the Big Dig by Daniel C. Wood. Public Roads (July/August, 2001)
- Big Bridge, Little Bridge: The Big Dig Soars Across the Charles River by Hatch, S. Public Roads Vol: 63 No: 2
- Big Lessons from the Big Dig by Daniel C. Wood. Focus (July/August, 2001)
- MegaProjects - Resource Manual for Oversight Managers: Lessons Learned in FHWA. Also see Federal Task Force on the Boston Central Artery/Tunnel Project / Recommendations
- I've requested these articles from the UMUC library
- Central Artery/Tunnel Project 2004 Civil Engineering (American Society of Civil Engineers); v. 72 no11/12 (Nov./Dec. 2002) p. 170-1.
- The Big Dig; Simon L Garfinkel; Technology Review (Cambridge, Mass.: 1998); v. 101 no3 (May/June 1998) p. 66-9;