Managing product complexity with systems engineering
Today’s products are no longer simple devices. They are complex, interconnected systems that are often part of a larger system. Traditional product development methods are ill-suited to bringing these products to market successfully. Systems engineering (SE) is a discipline that takes a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to managing the complexity inherent in these difficult development environments. It is also a crucial foundation for the adoption and success of Digital Innovation, which accelerates and improves an organization’s product development and delivery. This paper outlines some common product development pain points and how SE helps alleviate them. It breaks down the fundamentals of SE and the steps you need to follow to integrate it into your organization.