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Lean for Systems Engineering with Lean Enablers for Systems Engineering

ISBN: 978-1-118-00889-8
336 pages
September 2011
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"Bohdan W. Oppenheim has pulled together experience-based insights of experts across industry, government, and academia into a comprehensive sourcebook for lean systems engineering principles and practices. This book can educate those new to lean engineering, as well as provide new insights and enablers that best-in-class organizations will want to adopt." —Dr. Donna H. Rhodes, Principal Research Scientist, SEAri and LAI, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"Lean for Systems Engineering is targeted at the practitioner who is trying to make systems engineering more effective in her or his organization or program, yet its scholarly underpinnings make the text very suitable for teachers. Educators and trainers who wish to weave lean thinking into their systems engineering curriculum will find this an invaluable text." —Earll M. Murman, Ford Professor of Engineering Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"At last, a book that distills years of research and scholarly inquiry into a concise and coherent form for both the student and practitioner. This book will become the favored guide and 'must read' for any engineer and manager trying to establish and maintain lean practices and principles in their systems engineering/product development processes. —J. Robert Wirthlin, PhD, Lt. Col., USAF, Program Director of the Graduate Research and Development Management Program, Air Force Institute of Technology Visiting Faculty, U.S. Air Force Center for Systems Engineering

"A vital contribution to linking lean practices to systems engineering. I will definitely use it as a reference for my course and writings on a value approach to product and system development." —Dr. Stanley I. Weiss, Consulting Professor, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University

"Taking the opportunity to develop and refine the Lean Enablers for Systems Engineering provided clear direction for Lean Engineering Accelerated Planning at Rockwell Collins. The Lean Enablers form a solid basis for Lean Product Development. Following this checklist and methodology promotes Lean value and waste elimination—and commonsense best practices." —Deborah A. Secor, Principal Project Manager and Lean Master, Rockwell Collins

"Bo Oppenheim has been at the forefront of lean systems engineering for the better part of the last decade...An ardent advocate of lean systems engineering, the author has offered an honest appraisal of where lean systems engineering stands today. Practitioners interested in lean systems engineering will find the Lean Enablers especially useful."— Azad M. Madni, PhD, Professor and Director, SAE Program, Viterbi School of Engineering; Professor, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

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Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

List of Enablers and Subenablers in Chapter 7.

List of Figures and Numbered Text Boxes.

1. Introduction.

1.1 Introducing Lean Systems Engineering and Lean Enablers for Systems Engineering.

1.2 Organization of the Book.

2. A Brief History of Recent Management Paradigms.

2.1 From TQM to Six Sigma and Lean.

2.2 Lean Six Sigma.

3. Lean Fundamentals.

3.1 Value.

3.2 Waste.

3.3 Lean Principles.

3.4 The Lean Symphony of the Principles.

4. Lean in Product Development.

4.1 Review of Progress.

4.2 The Method of Lean Product Development Flow (LPDF).

5. From Traditional to Lean Systems Engineering.

5.1 Successes and Failures of Traditional Systems Engineering.

5.2 Waste in Traditional Systems Engineering.

5.3 Beginnings of Lean Systems Engineering.

5.4 Lean Systems Engineering Working Group of InCOSE.

5.5 Value in Lean Systems Engineering.

6. Development of Lean Enablers for Systems Engineering (LEfSE).

6.1 Strategy.

6.2 Development of LEfSE).

6.3 Survey.

6.4 Benchmarking with NASA and GAO Recommendations.

6.5 Version 1.0 and Awards.

7. Lean Enablers for System Engineering.

7.1 Organization.

7.2 Tables with Lean Enablers for Systems Engineering (LEfSE).

8. General Guidance for Implementation.

8.1 General Guidance for Implementing LEfSE.

8.2 Early Case Studies.

Glossary of Abbreviations.

Glossary of Idioms, Colloquialisms and Foreign Expressions (bold and italicized in the text).

References.

Appendix 1. INCOSE Web Page with LEfSE.

Appendix 2. Mapping of LEfSE onto INCOSE SE Processes.

Author’s Biography.

Index.

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Bohdan W. Oppenheim is the founder and Co-Chair of the Lean Systems Engineering Working Group of INCOSE and leader of the development effort of Lean Enablers for Systems Engineering. Dr. Oppenheim is Professor of Systems Engineering at Loyola Marymount University. He serves as a coordinator of the Educational Network of the Lean Advancement Initiative Consortium at MIT. Previously, Dr. Oppenheim served seven years as a director of the U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Assessment Center, assessing some 125 industrial plants for lean productivity. He has consulted with Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and many other U.S. and foreign firms on lean systems engineering.
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