Applying Total Quality Management to Systems Engineering

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Artech House, Jan 1, 1995 - Business & Economics - 298 pages
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Applying TQM to systems engineering can reduce costs while simultaneously improving product quality. This guide to proactive systems engineering shows how to develop and optimize a practical approach, while highlighting the pitfalls and potentials involved.

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Contents

Motivating Concepts
11
Methodologies and Models in Systems Engineering
41
Optimizing the Systems Engineering Process
65
Mitigating Project Development Risks
79
The Contractual Background to Systems Engineering
89
Costs and Their Relation to Quality
101
Process Improvement
111
Anticipatory Testing
135
Proposals
187
Requirements Definition Phase
209
The Preliminary Design Phase
215
The Design Build Integrate and Test Phases
221
The Operations and Maintenance Phase
229
Ethics in Systems Engineering
237
Applying TQM to Systems Engineering
253
ISO 9000 in Systems Engineering
265

Metrics for System Engineering
149
Systems Engineering Documentation
155
The Procurement
177
Epilogue
279
About the Author
287
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About the author (1995)

Kasser is the president of the Anticipatory Testing Corporation, an organization founded to reduce and schedule overruns in systems engineering. He hs spent the last 20 years applying TQM to systems engineering.