System Analysis, Design, and Development Concepts, Principles, and Practices
"System Analysis, Design, and Development Concepts, Principles, and Practices" by Charles S. Wasson is a comprehensive and authoritative guide that delves into the intricacies of creating and managing complex systems. The book is organized into two main parts, each focusing on essential aspects of system development.
Part I: System Analysis Concepts The first part of the book explores the fundamental concepts and principles related to system analysis. It begins by defining what constitutes a system and examines its attributes, properties, and characteristics. Understanding the roles and stakeholders involved in a system is crucial, and the book provides valuable insights into this aspect. It further discusses the concept of system acceptability and introduces readers to the life cycle of systems and products.
The author then transitions into system architecture, covering topics such as the architecture of systems, levels of abstraction, and semantics. Readers gain a deeper understanding of the architecture of the system of interest, the operating environment architecture, and system interfaces. Additionally, the part concludes with a focus on system mission concepts, including organizational roles, missions, and system applications. It explores problem analysis, opportunities, and solutions, emphasizing system interactions with its operating environment, system mission analysis, and system use cases and scenarios.
Part II: System Design and Development Practices The second part of the book delves into the practical aspects of system design and development. It starts by presenting system development strategies and the workflow strategy, enabling readers to gain a structured approach to the development process. System design, integration, and verification strategies are also discussed in detail.
The book covers system specification practices, emphasizing the importance of understanding specification requirements and their analysis and development. Readers learn about requirements derivation, allocation, flow down, and traceability, as well as requirements statement development.
Moving on to system development, the book covers operational utility, suitability, and effectiveness. It guides readers through system design with a focus on achieving objectives and developing system architecture. Different aspects of developing an entity's domain solutions, such as requirements, operations, behavior, and physical domains, are thoroughly explored. Component selection and development, system configuration identification, and human-system integration are also discussed in this part.
Furthermore, the book addresses decision support in system development, including analytical decision support, statistical influences on system design, system performance analysis, and trade study analysis of alternatives.
The final series of chapters in this part deal with verification and validation of systems, technical reviews, system integration, test and evaluation, system deployment, operations, and support.
"System Analysis, Design, and Development Concepts, Principles, and Practices" is a comprehensive resource for professionals and students involved in the development of complex systems. It covers a wide range of topics, from conceptual understanding to practical application, providing readers with a solid foundation to create effective and efficient systems. Charles S. Wasson's expertise in the field shines through, making this book an essential reference for anyone in the domain of system development.