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System Engineering Fundamentals


Quiz Questions

1.System engineering is a logical sequence of activities and decisions that transforms an operational need into a description of system performance parameters and a preferred system configuration.
True
False
2. Three activities of Systems Engineering Management are represented in Figure 1-1.
True
False
3. They are how many primary life cycle functions?
Eight
Nine
Ten
4. Systems engineering is a standardized, disciplined management process for development of system solutions that provides a constant approach to system development in an environment of change and uncertainty.
True
False
5. Fundamental systems engineering activities are Requirements Analysis, Functional Analysis/ allocation, and Design Synthesis, all of which are balanced by System Analysis and Control.
True
False
6. Revised DoD 5000 Acquisition Process is represented in which figures
Figure 2-1
Figure 2-2
7.MIL-HDBK-881 is used by the program office to support the systems engineering process in developing the first three levels of the program WBS, and to provide contractors with guidance for lower level WBS development. As with most standards and handbooks, use of MIL-HDBK-881 cannot be specified as a contract requirement.
True
False
8. Configuration management is essential to control the system design throughout the life cycle.
True
False

9. The configuration baselines managed are:
Functional (System level)
Allocated (Design To)
Product (Build To/As Built)
All the three
10.

Technical reviews assess development maturity, risk, and cost/schedule effectiveness to determine readiness to proceed.

True
False
11.

Reviews must not be planned, managed, and followed up to be effective as an analysis and control tool.

True
False
12. Does the figure 12-1 represent the Trade study process?
Yes
No
13. The purpose of trade studies is to make better and more informed decisions in selecting best alternative solutions.
True
False
14. CAE is an acronym for Computer-Aided Engineering & CAM for Computer-Aided Manufacturing.
True
False
15. The three classes of models and simulations are
Virtual, constructive and live
Virtual, conservative and live
16. _________are measurements collected for the purpose of determining project progress and overall condition by observing the change of the measured quantity over time.
Metrics
Measures
17. Risk management is an essential and integral part of technical program management (systems engineering). Risks and uncertainties must be identified, analyzed, handled, and tracked.
True
False
18. There are four basic ways of handling risk:
Avoidance, transfer, acceptance, and control
Low, moderate, transfer and control
19. Systems engineering planning should establish the organizational structure that will achieve the engineering objectives.
True
False
20. Systems engineering planning should not establish the proper relationship between the acquisition and technical processes.
True
False