Case studies of systems engineering and management in systems acquisition

George Friedman, Andrew P. Sage
2003 Systems Engineering  
This paper discusses the role of case studies in systems engineering and systems management, especially case studies that involve systems acquisition. We first provide a brief overview of case studies, including some of the analysis techniques useful for the conduct of case studies. Next, we discuss a two-dimensional framework for systems engineering and management case studies. The framework is in the form of a 9 row by 3 column matrix. We present a number of vignettes of case studies, at
more » ... one for each of the 27 cellular entries in this matrix. The hope is that this will be a stimulus and precursor of additional systems engineering and management case study efforts, both in terms of appropriate frameworks for these and in the actual conduct of case study research.
doi:10.1002/sys.10057 fatcat:jabvixfe3jh2phdexxa3lm3sc4