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Civil and Environmental Engineering Questions

Chapter 17
Problem 6
What is the cost breakdown structure(CBS)? What are its purposes? What is included (or excluded)? How does it relate to a work breakdown structure (WBS)?

P-7
How does the CBS relate to the funtional analysis (if at all)?

p-8
Describe some of the more commonly used cost estimating methods. Under what conditions should they be applied? Provide some examples.

Chapter 18
p-5
Identify and describe the task that should be included in the implementation of a systems engineering program.

p-9
Assume that you have been assigned to develop a SEMP for a system of your choice. Identify and describe the funtions/tasks that need to be accomplished. Then construct a network (PERT/CPM) for the program. This can be a real or hypothetical system

p-14
If you were charged with the staffing of a systems enginering organization, what type of an individual would you hire? Describe background and experience expectations, personal characteristics, specific desired skills.

Chapter 19
p-1
The text refers to a two-step process in the implementation of systems engineering requirements. Identify these steps and describe how they relate to each.

p-4
As a manager of a newly established system "(MIS) to provide you with the visibility needed to properly manage the organization on a day-by-day basis. Describe the steps that you would follow in acconplishing this objective? What information would you include (type, format, frequency, etc.)? What reports should be provided?

p-16
Develop an "assessment model" tailored to your particular organization.

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