Agile Systems Engineering

Author: Bruce Powel Douglass
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 9780128023495
Release Date: 2015-09-24
Genre: Computers

Agile Systems Engineering presents a vision of systems engineering where precise specification of requirements, structure, and behavior meet larger concerns as such as safety, security, reliability, and performance in an agile engineering context. World-renown author and speaker Dr. Bruce Powel Douglass incorporates agile methods and model-based systems engineering (MBSE) to define the properties of entire systems while avoiding errors that can occur when using traditional textual specifications. Dr. Douglass covers the lifecycle of systems development, including requirements, analysis, design, and the handoff to specific engineering disciplines. Throughout, Dr. Douglass couples agile methods with SysML and MBSE to arm system engineers with the conceptual and methodological tools they need to avoid specification defects and improve system quality while simultaneously reducing the effort and cost of systems engineering. Identifies how the concepts and techniques of agile methods can be effectively applied in systems engineering context Shows how to perform model-based functional analysis and tie these analyses back to system requirements and stakeholder needs, and forward to system architecture and interface definition Provides a means by which the quality and correctness of systems engineering data can be assured (before the entire system is built!) Explains agile system architectural specification and allocation of functionality to system components Details how to transition engineering specification data to downstream engineers with no loss of fidelity Includes detailed examples from across industries taken through their stages, including the "Waldo" industrial exoskeleton as a complex system

Systems Engineering Agile Design Methodologies

Author: James A. Crowder
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461466635
Release Date: 2013-02-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book examines the paradigm of the engineering design process. The author discusses agile systems and engineering design. The book captures the entire design process (function bases), context, and requirements to affect real reuse. It provides a methodology for an engineering design process foundation for modern and future systems design. Captures design patterns with context for actual Systems Engineering Design Reuse and contains a new paradigm in Design Knowledge Management.

Systems Engineering

Author: Reinhard Haberfellner
ISBN: 328004068X
Release Date: 2012

Das Systems Engineering (SE)-Konzept des BWI der ETH hat sich seit der 1. Auflage 1972 als Standard-Methodik zur systematischen Bearbeitung von Projekten z.B. für die Produktentwicklung, die Prozess-, Organisations-, Anlagen-, Informatikplanung u.a.m. etabliert. Untrennbar mit dem Konzept verbunden sind die Namen der bisherigen Herausgeber bzw. Autoren: Daenzer, Büchel, Haberfellner, Nagel, Becker, von Massow. Die völlig überarbeitete 12. Auflage des Buchs ist mit einem Generationenwechsel und einer inhaltlichen Erweiterung verbunden.

The Project Manager s Guide to Mastering Agile

Author: Charles G. Cobb
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118991763
Release Date: 2015-01-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Streamline project workflow with expert agile implementation The Project Management Profession is beginning to go through rapid and profound transformation due to the widespread adoption of agile methodologies. Those changes are likely to dramatically change the role of project managers in many environments as we have known them and raise the bar for the entire project management profession; however, we are in the early stages of that transformation and there is a lot of confusion about the impact it has on project managers: There are many stereotypes and misconceptions that exist about both Agile and traditional plan-driven project management, Agile and traditional project management principles and practices are treated as separate and independent domains of knowledge with little or no integration between the two and sometimes seen as in conflict with each other Agile and "Waterfall" are thought of as two binary, mutually-exclusive choices and companies sometimes try to force-fit their business and projects to one of those extremes when the right solution is to fit the approach to the project It’s no wonder that many Project Managers might be confused by all of this! This book will help project managers unravel a lot of the confusion that exists; develop a totally new perspective to see Agile and traditional plan-driven project management principles and practices in a new light as complementary to each other rather than competitive; and learn to develop an adaptive approach to blend those principles and practices together in the right proportions to fit any situation. There are many books on Agile and many books on traditional project management but what’s very unique about this book is that it takes an objective approach to help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of both of those areas to see how they can work synergistically to improve project outcomes in any project. The book includes discussion topics, real world case studies, and sample enterprise-level agile frameworks that facilitate hands-on learning as well as an in-depth discussion of the principles behind both Agile and traditional plan-driven project management practices to provide a more thorough level of understanding.

Systems Software and Services Process Improvement

Author: Rory V. Connor
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642222054
Release Date: 2011-06-22
Genre: Computers

This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 18th EuroSPI conference, held in Roskilde, Denmark, in June 2011. The 18 revised full papers presented together with 9 key notes were carefully reviewed and selected. They are organized in topical sections on SPI and assessments; SPI and implementation; SPI and improvement methods; SPI organization; SPI people/ teams; SPI and reuse; selected key notes for SPI implementation.

Agile Systems with Reusable Patterns of Business Knowledge

Author: Amit Mitra
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
ISBN: 1580539882
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Driven by the need for global excellence and customer value, agility and innovation have become imperative for business. However, most business process engineering and information system approaches address only operational efficiency and economics. This unique book closes this gap. It shows professionals how innovation can be systematized with patterns of information. The book explains how business processes and information systems can be tightly aligned and how they can be developed to automatically adapt to change. This practical resource helps practitioners design business processes and systems that are both agile and adaptable, coordinate integration of information across supply chains, reduce time-to-market, and improve computer aided systems engineering tools.

Agile Project Management Managing for Success

Author: James A. Crowder
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319090184
Release Date: 2014-08-23
Genre: Science

Management and enables them to deal with the demands and complexities of modern, agile systems/software/hardware development teams. The book examines the project/program manager beyond the concepts of leadership and aims to connect to employees' sense of identity. The text examines human psychological concepts such as “locus of control,” which will help the manager understand their team members’ view and how best to manage their “world” contributions. The authors cover new management tools and philosophies for agile systems/software/hardware development teams, with a specific focus on how this relates to engineering and computer science. This book also includes practical case studies. Discusses management skills needed as they relate to the advances in software development practices Examines how to manage an agile development team that includes teams across geographically, ethnically, and culturally diverse backgrounds Embraces all of the aspects of modern management and leadership

System Engineering Analysis Design and Development

Author: Charles S. Wasson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118967157
Release Date: 2015-11-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Praise for the first edition: “This excellent text will be useful to every system engineer (SE) regardless of the domain. It covers ALL relevant SE material and does so in a very clear, methodical fashion. The breadth and depth of the author's presentation of SE principles and practices is outstanding.” –Philip Allen This textbook presents a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to System Engineering analysis, design, and development via an integrated set of concepts, principles, practices, and methodologies. The methods presented in this text apply to any type of human system -- small, medium, and large organizational systems and system development projects delivering engineered systems or services across multiple business sectors such as medical, transportation, financial, educational, governmental, aerospace and defense, utilities, political, and charity, among others. Provides a common focal point for “bridging the gap” between and unifying System Users, System Acquirers, multi-discipline System Engineering, and Project, Functional, and Executive Management education, knowledge, and decision-making for developing systems, products, or services Each chapter provides definitions of key terms, guiding principles, examples, author’s notes, real-world examples, and exercises, which highlight and reinforce key SE&D concepts and practices Addresses concepts employed in Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), Model-Driven Design (MDD), Unified Modeling Language (UMLTM) / Systems Modeling Language (SysMLTM), and Agile/Spiral/V-Model Development such as user needs, stories, and use cases analysis; specification development; system architecture development; User-Centric System Design (UCSD); interface definition & control; system integration & test; and Verification & Validation (V&V) Highlights/introduces a new 21st Century Systems Engineering & Development (SE&D) paradigm that is easy to understand and implement. Provides practices that are critical staging points for technical decision making such as Technical Strategy Development; Life Cycle requirements; Phases, Modes, & States; SE Process; Requirements Derivation; System Architecture Development, User-Centric System Design (UCSD); Engineering Standards, Coordinate Systems, and Conventions; et al. Thoroughly illustrated, with end-of-chapter exercises and numerous case studies and examples, Systems Engineering Analysis, Design, and Development, Second Edition is a primary textbook for multi-discipline, engineering, system analysis, and project management undergraduate/graduate level students and a valuable reference for professionals.

Advanced Information Systems Engineering Workshops

Author: Lazaros Iliadis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319078694
Release Date: 2014-06-05
Genre: Computers

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of five international workshops held in Thessaloniki, Greece, in conjunction with the 26th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2014, in June 2014. The 24 full and eight short papers were carefully selected from 63 submissions. The five workshops were the First International Workshop on Advanced Probability and Statistics in Information Systems (APSIS), the First International Workshop on Advances in Services Design Based on the Notion of Capability, the Second International Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of Information Systems Engineering (COGNISE), the Third Workshop on New Generation Enterprise and Business Innovation Systems (NGEBIS), and the 4th International Workshop on Information Systems Security Engineering (WISSE).

Advanced Information Systems Engineering Workshops

Author: Xavier Franch
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783642384905
Release Date: 2013-06-20
Genre: Computers

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of eight international workshops held in Valencia, Spain, in conjunction with the 25th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2013, in June 2013. The 36 full and 12 short papers have undertaken a high-quality and selective acceptance policy, resulting in acceptance rates of up to 50% for full research papers. The eight workshops were Approaches for Enterprise Engineering Research (AppEER), International Workshop on BUSiness/IT ALignment and Interoperability (BUSITAL), International Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of Information Systems Engineering (COGNISE), Workshop on Human-Centric Information Systems (HC-IS), Next Generation Enterprise and Business Innovation Systems (NGEBIS), International Workshop on Ontologies and Conceptual Modeling (OntoCom), International Workshop on Variability Support in Information Systems (VarIS), International Workshop on Information Systems Security Engineering (WISSE).

Intelligent Based Systems Engineering

Author: Andreas Tolk
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642179312
Release Date: 2011-03-11
Genre: Computers

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) defines Systems Engineering as an interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of successful systems. Researchers are using intelligence-based techniques to support the practices of systems engineering in an innovative way. This research volume includes a selection of contributions by subject experts to design better systems.

Modellbasierte Systementwicklung mit SysML

Author: Oliver Alt
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446431270
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Computers

MODELLBASIERTE SYSTEMENTWICKLUNG // - Lernen Sie die Grundlagen der modellbasierten Systementwicklung und SysML kennen. - Erfahren Sie, wie Sie dieses Wissen konkret in der Praxis anwenden können. - Die vorgestellten Methoden und Vorgehen wurden bereits vielfach in der Praxis erprobt. Wenn Sie Systeme modellbasiert entwickeln wollen, brauchen Sie sowohl Kenntnisse der modellbasierten Entwicklung als auch eine geeignete Modellierungssprache wie die SysML. Beides lernen Sie in diesem Buch fundiert und praxisorientiert kennen. Auch und gerade, wenn Sie keine Informatik-, sondern eine Ingenieursausbildung haben, hilft es Ihnen, das aus der Informatik stammende Vorgehen schnell in der Praxis für die Systementwicklung anzuwenden. Der Autor, der für sein Unternehmen ein modellbasiertes Vorgehen entwickelt und über 250 seiner Kollegen darin geschult hat, erläutert Ihnen hier zunächst die Grundlagen der modellbasierten Entwicklung und stellt die für die Praxis wichtigen Elemente der SysML vor. Danach führt er Sie konkret in die praktische Anwendung ein. Er zeigt, wie die notwendigen Entwicklungs- und unterstützenden Prozesse eingeführt werden und macht das Ganze an einem umfassenden Anwendungsbeispiel anschaulich. Alle Methoden und Vorgehensweisen, die Sie hier finden, sind jahrelang in der Praxis erprobt. Der Anhang enthält hilfreiche Modellierungsregeln, eine Einordnung der modellbasierten Entwicklung in SPICE und eine praktische Schnellreferenz zur Systemmodellierung. AUS DEM INHALT: Teil 1 - Grundlagen: Systems Engineering; Modellbasierte Entwicklung; SysML; Teil 2 - Praktische Anwendung: Werkzeugauswahl und -einsatz; Definition des Entwicklungskontexts; Beispielhafte Anwendung; Unterstützende Prozesse und Konzepte; Modelldetails; Einführung von modellbasierter Systementwicklung; Ausblick; Anhang: Modellierungsregeln; Einordnung in SPICE; Schnellreferenz Systemmodellierung

Agile Quality Assurance

Author: Anthony Baah
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781543904550
Release Date: 2017-06-30
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Quality is not the sole responsibility of QA. If the whole team doesn’t take quality seriously, the release of new features will always be delayed or worse, buggy software gets released. I have heard many people referring to QA as just a testing entity, which possibly means QA does nothing within the agile environment other than testing. In addition, speaking of agile software development QA, some people may also think that it is just for monitoring agile software development processes, or doing testing only on the project. In Agile Quality Assurance, Anthony Baah shows clear evidence of the benefits for using agile QA in the software development concept and the Quality. QA acts as a liaison between the agile team and the business to ensure agile development policy and practices are adhered to. The agile QA provides the agile system engineering lifecycle expertise and guidance to the business people, release management and stakeholders. The team ensures that all the systems of the project go through the agile system engineering lifecycle process successfully. • PART I: Overview: Transitioning into Agile Transformation o Chapter 1 Agile Software Development Approach Transformation o Chapter 2 What QA Team Stands For in Agile Software Development o Chapter 3 The Evolving Role of QA o Chapter 4 QA and the Agile Development o Chapter 5 Scaling Agile QA o Chapter 6 QA - Risks And Cost Reduction in Agile Software Development • PART II: Agile Methodology: The Big Picture of Agile QA o Chapter 7 The Whole Team Approach o Chapter 8 Agile QA vs Test Plans or Test Cases o Chapter 9 Agile QA to Determine if Testing Is Done o Chapter 10 Agile QA vs Acceptance Criteria Development and Review o Chapter 11 Tracking Production Defects – Agile QA o Chapter 12 Improving Communication between Agile QA and Development Teams This book will help you clearly understand the benefits obtained from Agile QA. QA team has the ability to contribute to improving agile work practices within the team environment, ensuring software development efficiency that helps to bring about competitive advantage within the agile software development organization. All these are accomplished by the team’s techniques utilized in finding escaped defects before they get into production environment. There are three hats QA wears which determine the type of helpful roles played in the agile software development. These include quality analyst to know the right things, quality assurer to build quality in, and quality ambassador to indicate if the whole agile team cares