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7 Resources

This guide borrows liberally from many excellent resources, including general systems engineering references and ITS-specific handbooks, guides, and white papers. The following resources were used in the construction of this introductory guide.

7.1 ITS-Specific Publications

FHWA Rule 940/FTA Policy, http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/its_arch_imp/policy.htm

Guidance from Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on its policy, http://www.fta.dot.gov/16866_1044_ENG_HTML.htm

California Systems Engineering Guidebook for ITS, Federal Highway Administration, California Division and Caltrans

Systems Engineering Review Form (SERF), Caltrans Local Assistance Procedures Manual, http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LocalPrograms/lam/lapm.htm

Florida Systems Engineering Management Plan, Florida DOT, http://www.floridaits.com/ SEMP/Index.htm

Systems Engineering and Architecture Compliance (Rule 940) Checklist for Use in Northern Virginia, http://www.vdot-itsarch.com/docs/VDOTRule940ChecklistV2(2009-11-03).pdf

The Guide to Contracting ITS Projects, National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), http://www.citeconsortium.org/Model/index.htm

Developing and Using a Concept of Operations in Transportation Management Systems, TMC Pooled-Fund Study, http://tmcpfs.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/cfprojects/new_detail.cfm?id=38&new=0

ITS Software: Effective Acquisition Practices, National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP). AASHTO, 2000

The Road to Successful ITS Software Acquisition, Federal Highway Administration

7.2 General Systems Engineering References

INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook, International Council on Systems Engineering, http://www.incose.org

NASA Systems Engineering Handbook, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, http://ldcm.nasa.gov/library/Systems_Engineering_Handbook.pdf

Department of Defense (DOD) Systems Engineering Plan (SEP) Preparation Guide: http://www.acq.osd.mil/ds/se/publications/pig/sep_prepguide_v1_2.pdf

Buede, D.M., The Engineering Design of Systems: Models and Methods, Wiley Inter-Science, 2000

Hooks, Ivy, Writing Good Requirements. Paper written for the Third INCOSE Symposium and published in the Proceedings of the Third International Symposium of INCOSE – Volume 2, 1993, http://www.complianceautomation.com/papers/writingreqs.htm

McConnell, Steve, Software Project Survival Guide, Microsoft Press, 1998

Young, R.R., Effective Requirements Practices, Addison-Wesley, March 2001, http://www.ralphyoung.net/

7.3 Selected Systems Engineering Standards

AIAA G-043-1992, Guide for the Preparation of Operational Concepts Document

ANSI/EIA-632, Processes for Engineering a System

CMMI SWE/SE/IPPD/SS, Capability Maturity Model–Integration for Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, Integrated Product and Process Development and Supplier Sourcing

EIA-649, National Consensus Standard for Configuration Management

IEEE 830, Recommended Practice for Software Requirements Specifications

IEEE 1012, IEEE Standard for Software Verification and Validation Plans

IEEE 1220, Application and Management of the Systems Engineering Process

IEEE 1233 Guide for Developing System Requirements Specifications

IEEE 1362, Guide for Information Technology – System Definition – Concept of Operations Document

ISO/IEC 15288, Systems Engineering – System Life Cycle Processes

7.4 Systems Engineering Training

The SAFETEA-LU reauthorization allows states to use 100% federal funding for professional development, covering the systems engineering training courses listed here and any other public or privately offered courses in your region. Check with your FHWA Division Office for more information. A broad range of courses for ITS practitioners, including courses related to systems engineering and project management, are available through the National Highway Institute (NHI) and the Consortium for ITS Training and Education (CITE). Current course offerings are listed on these websites:

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