INCOSE says systems engineering is about coping with complexity.
Systems engineering does this by helping to avoid omissions and invalid assumptions. Systems engineering also helps to manage real world changing issues, and produce the most efficient, economic and robust solution.
The Systems engineering process delivers a better understanding of the client needs and helps program managers to manage change and configuration effectively through the project lifecycle.
Systems engineering produces many more benefits as well.
By using the systems engineering approach, project costs and timescales are managed and controlled more effectively by having greater control and awareness of the project requirements, interfaces and issues and the consequences of any changes.
Systems engineers work with program managers to achieve system and project success. Systems engineering techniques can be scaled to adjusted to suit the size and complexity of the project.
Studies are pretty convincing on the overall worth of systems engineering. Research shows effective use of Systems engineering can save 10-20% of the project budget.
In fact, other studies show that over one-third of all projects fail when systems engineering is not used, and over two-thirds of these projects without a systems engineering approach do not achieve their goals.
Decisions and plans made earlier in a project can dramatically reduce risk – and this is where systems engineering really excels.
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