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A Systems Engineering Primer for Every Engineer and Scientist

A Systems Engineering Primer for Every Engineer and Scientist

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This manual was developed to assist in introducing Systems Engineering concepts to improve lab performance. Kem Robinsion, PhD stated it best, "A systematic approach to ensure that project requirements are well developed, monitored and maintained is an essential part of ensuring project success."
This manual was developed to assist in introducing Systems Engineering concepts to improve lab performance. Kem Robinsion, PhD stated it best, "A systematic approach to ensure that project requirements are well developed, monitored and maintained is an essential part of ensuring project success."

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A SYSTEMS ENGINEERING PRIMER For Every Engineer and Scientist
First EditionDecember 2001Prepared by the LBNL Systems Engineering Staff Bill Edwards, Editor
 
 
FOREWORD
The first complete formal text that I purchased on project management was entitled:
 Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling 
(H.Kerzner). It is a considerable tome with an all-inclusive approach to projectmanagement. Though detailed, it closely follows a tailored approach to ensure asuccessful project. This should be our own approach to projects here at LBNL -- do onlythat which is necessary to ensure success and adopt those best practices that contribute tosuccessful projects while keeping to the scientific and research mission and goals of theLaboratory.A systematic approach to ensure that project requirements are well developed, monitoredand maintained is an essential part of ensuring project success. Understanding theunderlying assumptions that go into derived requirements or constraints is essential inoptimizing the schedule and cost of a project. The solution of thorny technical issuesoften requires properly challenging those assumptions. Developing and controlling thescope and technical configuration of a project are crucial in avoiding
 scope creep
or itsmore insidious twin
creeping elegance
. Communication between all parts of the projectteam, its sponsors, and stakeholders is essential to a successful project and many problems that arise on projects are the direct result of failures in communication.The approaches and techniques outlined in this work contribute to successful projects byaddressing these and other issues. The awareness and appropriate level of application of these approaches and disciplines are necessary. Not that every project
needs
a professional systems engineer on staff, but every project team member should have anawareness and familiarity with systems engineering. Just as an electrical engineer whodesigns a high power pulsed system without regard to the mechanical design andstructure of the components is increasing the risk of failure, a project team that plans andexecutes a project without regard to systems engineering significantly increases the risk of failure.Discussions as to what “belongs” to systems engineering versus what “belongs” to project management are of little value. If an approach, technique, or discipline, isnecessary to ensure a successful project it must be incorporated into that projectregardless of who “lays claim” to it. It is much more important to do what is right for a project and get on with the scientific business of the Laboratory. I believe that this work attempts to do that.Kem Edward Robinson, Ph.D.Berkeley, California November 20012
 
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The following Systems Engineering Department staff contributed to the creation of thismanual: Bill Edwards, Lisa Gullo, Ed Kujawski, Fritz Rene. They have benefited fromdiscussions with Alan Biocca, Ken Chow, Peter Denes, Dick Digennaro, Rob Duarte,Dick Jared, Vic Karpenko, Daryl Oshatz, Kem Robinson, Ross Schlueter, Henrik VonDer Lippe, and Ron Yourd.3

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