Accession Number : ADA457015


Title :   Analysis and Comparison of Various Requirements Management Tools for Use in the Shipbuilding Industry


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Clark, Eric D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a457015.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 107


Abstract : Requirements are the cornerstone of all contracts for products and services. If requirements are not well defined and managed, the product or service may fail to meet the customer's needs and costs may go up. This is especially true in the shipbuilding industry where the customer has many requirements. Some are clearly defined while many more are undefined. Some requirements have to be generated from the implication of other requirements while even more have to be pulled from other industry or military standards. This amounts to hundreds or thousands of requirements. Without the proper tools, managing all these requirements would be next to impossible. This thesis investigates requirements management Best Practices and relate them to the needs of Systems Engineering in shipbuilding. This thesis also compares and analyzes several requirements management tools to see what may be the best fit for the shipbuilding industry in vessel design. This thesis provides recommendation of a specific requirements management tool and its suggested use.


Descriptors :   *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , *MILITARY STANDARDS , *SHIPBUILDING , INDUSTRIES , CONTRACTS , THESES , MANAGEMENT , CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION , NAVAL VESSELS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Marine Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE