Systems Engineering Processes

Matthias Bajzek*, Johannes Fritz, Hannes Hick

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Processes are an essential part of system development and enable structured and traceable execution. This chapter consists of three parts. The first part, process management, begins with the description of the business process and the necessary business process management activities. The link, and the role, of the organization is briefly mentioned. The second part of this chapter describes a process landscape that takes systems engineering principles into account based on a structured and connected way of thinking and working, such as lifecycle consideration, systems thinking, top-down/bottom-up approaches, and other aspects. With focus on development, the process is broken down in steps from the system lifecycle down to system parts. The final section deals with possibilities of process quality and the assessment of the process performance. Therefore, industry standards and capability frameworks are briefly described. This chapter shows the fundamental aspects which have to be considered in today’s development processes to deliver a functional system that satisfies all stakeholders’ needs and given constraints.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSystems Engineering for Automotive Powertrain Development
EditorsHannes Hick, Klaus Küpper, Helfried Sorger
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Nature Switzerland AG
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-68847-3
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Oct 2020

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