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Challenges in the Development of Systems Engineering as a Profession
2007 INCOSE International Symposium presentation
Boundary Objects as a Framework to Understand the Role of Systems Integrators
5th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER) presentation
Towards a Holistic, Total Engineering Cost Model
In this paper, we explore a new approach for a unified and interdisciplinary model for estimating the total engineering effort in developing and delivering a parametric software-intensive complex system. We begin by ...
The Human Element of Decision Making in Systems Engineers: A Focus on Optimism
Biases continue to be an important aspect of human judgment and decision making because they can lead to unfavorable outcomes. Optimism bias is one type of bias that is often overlooked because of its association with ...
Zen in the Art of Cost Estimation
2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Systems Engineering (APCOSE) presentation
An Exploration of Matching Teaching to the Learning Preferences of Systems Engineering Graduate Students
This paper provides an exploratory study on the relationship between learnings of systems engineering graduate students and delivery methods of systems preference engineering coursework. We begin by providing an overview ...
Systems Engineering Cost Estimation for Space Systems
The applicability of COSYSMO, a systems engineering cost model, is explored in the context of space systems through the analysis of two main assumptions. First, the WBS elements of the model are mapped to a prototypical ...
Myth Buster: Do Engineers Trust Parametric Models Over Their Own Intuition?
This paper explores the abilities of engineers to estimate everyday tasks and their reliance on their own intuition when performing cost estimates. The approach to answering these questions is similar to that of the ...
Pioneers of Parametrics
This paper provides a historical account of the development of the field of parametrics through information obtained during interviews of twelve pioneers of the field. Cost model developers, users, and practitioners were ...
Cultural Barriers to the Adoption of Systems Engineering Research
An extensive amount of time and money is spent on developing methodologies and tools to improve the systems engineering process but much less is spent on addressing the organizational factors that can facilitate or hinder ...