System Engineering Management, 5th Edition


pmwj50-Sep2016-Raibick-BOOKBook Title: System Engineering Management, Fifth Edition
Author: Benjamin S. Blanchard, John E. Blyler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
List Price:   $155.00
Format: Hard Cover, 576 pages
Publication Date: 2016      
ISBN: 9781119047827
Reviewer: Edward Raibick, PMP
Review Date: September / 2016



The book titled System Engineering Management is a comprehensive publication, providing readers with a step-by-step guide for managing complex system engineering projects. This guide takes the reader through a disciplined systems approach in managing the project, from definition of system requirements through retirement of the deliverable. The book also covers topics such as system architecture, system analysis and logistics, supply chain management and reliability engineering.

Overview of Book’s Structure

  • Chapter 1 defines System Engineering and common terms.
  • Chapter 2 covers the complete System Design Engineering process.
  • Chapter 3 details design requirements and design engineering disciplines.
  • Chapter 4 introduces the reader to engineering design methods and tools. Chapter 5 outlines the System Engineering design review and evaluation process.
  • Chapter 6 details System Engineering program planning.
  • Chapter 7 introduces developing a System Engineering organization in a business environment.


The Systems Engineering Management book provides the user with knowledge and tools needed to produce systems that are robust, high quality and supportable.

Provided are many checklists, diagrams, calculations and illustrations to support the design methodologies and concepts discussed in the book.

The appendix offers case studies, design review checklist, a supplier evaluation checklist as well as cost processes and models.

Highlights: What I liked!

This book provides very detailed analysis of the processes and methodologies involved in system engineering design and management. It introduces new concepts related to agile engineering and model-based system engineering (MBSE).


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About the Reviewer

Edward Raibick, PMP

Texas, USA



Edward Raibick, PMP
is a PM consultant with extensive experience software engineering, managerial and IT Project Management experience. Edward holds a Master’s degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Internet and IT security, a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and an Associate in Specialized Technology degree in Electronics. His career includes over 10 years with the IBM Corporation and over 15 years with Texas Instruments. Edward is a member of the Project Management Institute, Dallas Chapter, having acquired his PMP certification in 2011.

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