This book joins the insights of experts across industry, government, and academia into a comprehensive sourcebook for lean systems engineering principles and practices. It is targeted at the practitioner who is trying to make systems engineering more effective in their organization or program, yet its scholarly underpinnings make the text very suitable for teachers. It presents a checklist and methodology that promote Lean value and waste elimination as well as commonsense best practices, offering an honest appraisal of where lean systems engineering stands today.
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.
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.