The Systems Engineering Concept – A practical hands-on approach to SE

Speaker: Henrik Balslev (Systems Engineering A/S)
Venue: Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen

The Systems Engineering Concept provides practical hands-on methods and tools, that enable companies to meet today’s global business challenges through a systematic approach to the development of system design.

In general, systems engineering includes a range of different processes defined by ISO 15288. However, ISO 15288 or the INCOSE SE handbook, does not provide specific instructions for the execution of SE, and very often systems engineering will be performed by specialists responsible for systems engineering activities as an add-on to other project activities, rather as an integral part of the daily life of designers and engineers.

This paper introduces our concept for systems engineering, The Systems Engineering Concept® (SEC), which is designed to be used by all project participants and not just specialists. The SEC is a straight-forward practical and hands-on concept based on systems engineering principles. But to make it work, we have added three other relevant standards and put it all together in a unique way and injected practical know-how to address subjects like management disciplines, documentation, and structuring of digital information.

Our SEC is designed to handle non-prefect requirements, to develop system maturity in well-defined steps and create systematic stakeholder involvement and system integration in an agile manner. The SEC also ensures that the amount of documentation (including models) is aligned with the system matureness level at any given time, to ensure that only the necessary documentation is available at all times and no unnecessary documentation or information is produced.

The output from the SEC is a system design that is guaranteed to meet the stakeholder needs and with a proven positive improvement on the classical parameters: time, money and quality.

Users of our SEC are among others, partly or fully, Aircraft industries (Airbus, FR), Marine industries (De Keizer Marine Engineering, NL & Semco Maritime, DK) and process engineering plants (GEA Process Engineering, DK).