Applying ‘Systems Engineering’ to ‘Systems Integration’ within your business

By C Burgers, NETCB

 

Published in:

Electricity+Control, April 2014 (pages 47-48)

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Over time, Systems Engineering principles have established themselves well within the development cycles of new systems, whilst implementing new software solutions. Moreover, many new approaches have manifested with software development today, from the traditional software development lifecycle approach to the agile development methodology.

This, however, does not mean that the processes around Systems Engineering have fallen away. In fact, the processes of Systems Engineering have become ever more important today, providing organisations an opportunity to establish a competitive edge.

 

S I M I L A R

Systems Engineering can be summarised by the acronym SIMILAR (Bahill and Gissing, 1998).Through interdisciplinary processes that:

State the problem

Investigate the alternatives

Model the system

Integrate the system elements

Launch the system

Access the performance

Re-evaluate on a continual basis

 

Take note

Applying Systems Engineering to Systems Integration – allows an organisation to have many building blocks that make up their business and systems architecture.
Applying Systems Engineering to Systems Integration is critical.
Once a system is implemented, the organisation must experience a real return on investment.