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Rechtin on Ultraquality - Better Measurement Techniques

Ken McCormack

Software Developer | Application Architect | Audio Engineer

February 06, 2018

Excerpted from Systems Architecting, Creating and Building Complex Systems, Eberhardt Rechtin, Prentice Hall, 1991.

SCIENTIFIC RESPONSE: BETTER MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES

A common occurrence in failure investigations is a demand for new diagnostic methods to determine the underlying physical causes of failures not yet explained. The need is to . . .

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Rechtin on Ultraquality - Continuing Reassessment

Continuous Reflection and Problems that Arise Along the Journey

Ken McCormack

Software Developer | Application Architect | Audio Engineer

February 06, 2018

Excerpted from Systems Architecting, Creating and Building Complex Systems, Eberhardt Rechtin, Prentice Hall, 1991.

ARCHITECTURAL RESPONSE III: CONTINUING REASSESSMENT

One of the distinguishing traits of a good architect, as noted in Part One, is to pause and reflect as the conceptual phase comes to a close, reassessing the proposed system . . .

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Rechtin on Ultraquality - Establishing Relative Risks

Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

Ken McCormack

Software Developer | Application Architect | Audio Engineer

February 05, 2018

Excerpted from Systems Architecting, Creating and Building Complex Systems, Eberhardt Rechtin, Prentice Hall, 1991.

TECHNICAL RESPONSE II: ESTABLISHING RELATIVE RISKS

Specifying absolute risk levels for ultraquality systems ahead of time is, of course, just as impractical as certifying ultraquality for acceptance later on. In neither case, . . .

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Rechtin on Ultraquality - Independent Reviews

Ken McCormack

Software Developer | Application Architect | Audio Engineer

February 05, 2018

Excerpted from Systems Architecting, Creating and Building Complex Systems, Eberhardt Rechtin, Prentice Hall, 1991.

MANAGERIAL RESPONSE IV: INDEPENDENT REVIEWS

Without question, there are no people more interested in system success and quality than the system's architects, engineers, builders, and sponsoring clients.

If there are . . .

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Rechtin on Ultraquality - Well Architected Documentation

Ken McCormack

Software Developer | Application Architect | Audio Engineer

February 05, 2018

Excerpted from Systems Architecting, Creating and Building Complex Systems, Eberhardt Rechtin, Prentice Hall, 1991.

MANAGERIAL RESPONSE III: WELL-ARCHITECTED DOCUMENTATION

Demanding ultraquality in a system is something like demanding a perfect budget proposal. There are so many things to be accounted for that it seems as if getting . . .

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Rechtin on Ultraquality - Ultraquality Waterfalls

'Lean Enterprise'

Ken McCormack

Software Developer | Application Architect | Audio Engineer

February 05, 2018

Excerpted from Systems Architecting, Creating and Building Complex Systems, Eberhardt Rechtin, Prentice Hall, 1991.

ARCHITECTURAL RESPONSE I: ULTRAQUALITY WATERFALLS

Process architecture is usually thought of in the context of a manufacturing system - machines, layout, procedures, product mix, flexibility, and the like. But, like any system, . . .

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Rechtin on Ultraquality - Tying Quality to Cost

Reducing Cost is a Driver for Improving Quality

Ken McCormack

Software Developer | Application Architect | Audio Engineer

February 05, 2018

Excerpted from Systems Architecting, Creating and Building Complex Systems, Eberhardt Rechtin, Prentice Hall, 1991.

MANAGERIAL RESPONSE II: TYING QUALITY TO COST

One of the most important effects of greatly increased global competition has been the simultaneous increase in quality and decrease in cost of commercially available products. . . .

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