Includes bibliographical references (p. 421-427) and index.
"Preface Engineering today's systems is a challenging and complex task. Increasingly, systems are engineered by bringing together many separate systems, which together provide an overall capability that is otherwise not possible. Many systems no longer physically exist within clearly defined boundaries, are characterized by their ubiquity and lack of specification, and are unbounded, for example, the Internet. More and more communication systems, transportation systems, and financial systems connect across domains and seamlessly interface with an uncountable number of users, information repositories, applications, and services. These systems are an enterprise of people, processes, technologies, and organizations. Enterprise systems operate in network-centric ways to deliver capabilities through richly interconnected networks of information and communication technologies. Engineering enterprise system is an emerging discipline. It encompasses and extends traditional systems engineering to create and evolve webs of systems and systems-of-systems. In addition, engineering management and management sciences communities need new approaches for analyzing and managing risk in engineering enterprise systems. The aim of this book is to present advances in methods designed to address this need. This book is organized around a set of advanced topics in risk analysis that are related to engineering enterprise systems. They include the following: A risk analytical framework for engineering enterprise systems Capability portfolio risk management Functional dependency network analysis (FDNA) Extreme-event theory Prioritization systems in highly networked enterprise environments Measuring risks of extreme latencies in complex queuing networks"--Provided by publisher.