Perceptions of Model-Based Systems Engineering As the Foundation for Cost Estimation and Its Implications to Earned Value Management

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Title:
Perceptions of Model-Based Systems Engineering As the Foundation for Cost Estimation and Its Implications to Earned Value Management
Author:
Balram, Sara
Issue Date:
2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) is an enterprising systems engineering methodology, which in replacing traditional, document-centric systems engineering methods, has the potential to reduce project costs, time, effort and risk. The potential benefits of applying MBSE on a project are widely discussed but are largely anecdotal. Throughout the System Engineering and Project Management industries, there is a strong desire to quantify these benefits, particularly within organizations that are looking to apply it to their complex, system of systems projects. The objective of this thesis was to quantify the benefits that model-based systems engineering presents, particularly in terms of project cost estimates. In order to quantify this qualitative data, statistical analysis was conducted on collected perceptions from industry experts and professionals. The results of this work led to identifying future research that should be completed in order to make MBSE an industry-wide standard for the development and estimation of projects.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
model-based systems engineering; project definition; project management; systems engineering; Systems & Industrial Engineering; cost estimation; Earned Value Analysis
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Systems & Industrial Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Furfaro, Roberto; Valerdi, Ricardo

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titlePerceptions of Model-Based Systems Engineering As the Foundation for Cost Estimation and Its Implications to Earned Value Managementen_US
dc.creatorBalram, Saraen_US
dc.contributor.authorBalram, Saraen_US
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractModel-based systems engineering (MBSE) is an enterprising systems engineering methodology, which in replacing traditional, document-centric systems engineering methods, has the potential to reduce project costs, time, effort and risk. The potential benefits of applying MBSE on a project are widely discussed but are largely anecdotal. Throughout the System Engineering and Project Management industries, there is a strong desire to quantify these benefits, particularly within organizations that are looking to apply it to their complex, system of systems projects. The objective of this thesis was to quantify the benefits that model-based systems engineering presents, particularly in terms of project cost estimates. In order to quantify this qualitative data, statistical analysis was conducted on collected perceptions from industry experts and professionals. The results of this work led to identifying future research that should be completed in order to make MBSE an industry-wide standard for the development and estimation of projects.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectmodel-based systems engineeringen_US
dc.subjectproject definitionen_US
dc.subjectproject managementen_US
dc.subjectsystems engineeringen_US
dc.subjectSystems & Industrial Engineeringen_US
dc.subjectcost estimationen_US
dc.subjectEarned Value Analysisen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSystems & Industrial Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorFurfaro, Robertoen_US
dc.contributor.advisorValerdi, Ricardoen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberArnold, Mikeen_US
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