Book Review: NASA Systems Engineering Handbook

By NASA (Author); February 2017; 385 pages

Although this book is primarily meant as a top-level implementation approach on the practice of systems engineering unique to NASA, it is a solid desktop reference for any systems engineering project. The Handbook is a result of a nearly three-year effort by the NASA Office of Chief Engineer (OCE) to make systems engineering technical, process, and guidance updates across NASA. The initial publication of the NASA Systems Engineering Handbook was in 1995. It was revised (Rev 1) in 2007. This late 2016 revision (Rev 2) updates the NASA systems engineering body of knowledge and provides guidance into current best practices, such as Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).