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dc.contributor.advisorOsmundson, John
dc.contributor.authorSantiago, Mariela I.
dc.dateSep-13
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-20T23:36:28Z
dc.date.available2013-11-20T23:36:28Z
dc.date.issued2013-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/37709
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis work discusses common issues that occur from the inadequate integration of systems engineering into the project management process. In so doing, this work is shaped by the following questions: What are the most common conflicts between Program Management and Systems Engineering during product development? Where in the product development cycle do conflicts occur? How can the conflicts be mitigated? This work identified three main conflicts within the product development process of the four case studies, the Hubble telescope, the Mars Polar Lander, the Demonstration of Autonomous Rendezvous Technology (Program, and the Constellation program. The three main problems are insufficient systems engineering in the product development process, insufficient budget and tight schedule, and inadequate risk management. These three issues eventually led to the mishaps and failures of the case studies examined in this thesis. This work proposes that, in order to mitigate conflicts in the integration of project management and systems engineering, systems engineers and project management should be able to have a common language, understand each others objectives, and understand how these objectives benefit both the product and the project. Therefore, its recommendations are that systems engineers be trained in project management and project managers be trained in systems engineering and that this training should include risk management. In this case, risk management is the common language between systems engineering and project management.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/systemsengineeri1094537709
dc.publisherMonterey California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleSystems engineering and project management for product development: optimizing their working interfacesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderLangford, Gary
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Engineering (SE)
dc.subject.authorsystems engineeringen_US
dc.subject.authorproject managementen_US
dc.subject.authorproduct developmenten_US
dc.subject.authorrisk managementen_US
dc.subject.authorrisk analysisen_US
dc.subject.authorsystems integrationen_US
dc.subject.authorsystems interfacesen_US
dc.description.serviceEngineer, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, Rhode Islanden_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster Of Science In Systems Engineering Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Engineering Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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