"This study presents an Enhanced Functional Analysis Systems Technique (EFAST) tool to facilitate communication amongst various stakeholders such as the customers, program managers, systems architects, and systems engineers. the EFAST maps the customer requirements to downstream system functions and subsystem/component requirements, and outlines the interactions between various system and subsystem level and activities using a top-down approach. A bottom-up approach is used to populate the system element cost and time estimates. The EFAST tool compares the budgeted development resources with the estimated development resources to provide a realistic picture for realizing project in terms of performance, cost, and schedule. The EFAST tool could potentially be used int he project bidding process because it compares the budgeted project cost with the estimated project cost. The application of the EFAST tool is demonstrated using a case example"--Abstract, page iv.
Dagli, Cihan H., 1949-
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
M.S. in Systems Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
x, 51 pages
© 2007 Sofia Tan, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
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Tan, Sofia, "Enhanced functional analysis system technique for managing complex engineering projects" (2007). Masters Theses. 4572.