No More Muddling Through [electronic resource] : Mastering Complex Projects in Engineering and Management / by Rainer Züst, Peter Troxler.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2006Description: XII, 186 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781402050183Subject(s): Engineering | Engineering design | Systems engineering | Renewable energy sources | Industrial management | Engineering | Engineering Design | Circuits and Systems | Renewable and Green Energy | Management/Business for ProfessionalsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 620.0042 LOC classification: TA174Online resources: Click here to access online
Pre-Conditions -- Life Cycle Model, the Problem-Solving Cycle and their Interaction -- Methods – Interdisciplinary Universal Tool Box -- Situation Analysis -- Goal Definition -- The Search for Solutions: Concept Synthesis and Concept Analysis -- Selection: Evaluation and Decision -- Cases.
Sustainable solutions require the integration of social and ecological aspects in every planning and decision-making process. This means: analyse the real world and model the problem-situation as a system; understand the needs and objectives of the customers and clients; carefully develop alternative ideas and solutions, as well as evaluate concepts under multidimensional aspects/criteria. In this area Systems Engineering could offer a fruitful approach. Systems Engineering (SE) is a systematic way of thinking and a methodology to guide demanding problem-solving processes in the fields of management and engineering. This book explains the most important principles and elements of Systems Engineering and three planning cases demonstrate the practical application.