Price: $2,999.00

Course Number: 916
Length: 3 Days
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Why should you TONEX’s Lean Systems Engineering Training Course

Lean Systems Engineering Training covers how and when systems engineering can most effectively and efficiently add value throughout a program’s lifecycle (SDLC). Lean Thinking (Lean) is the dynamic, knowledge driven and customer-focused process to eliminate waste and to create values.

With SE and Lean, organizations can create a superior systems engineering process or Lean Systems Engineering. This course provides Lean Enablers for Managing Engineering Programs.

Engineering program management challenges published by Joint MIT‐PMI‐INCOSE Community of Practice on Lean in Program Management are addressed By Lean Enablers are:

  1. Firefighting: Reactive program execution
  2. Unstable, unclear, and incomplete requirements;
  3. Insufficient alignment and coordination of the extended enterprise;
  4. Processes are locally optimized and not integrated for the entire enterprise;
  5. Unclear roles, responsibilities, and accountability;
  6. Mismanagement of program culture, team competency, and knowledge;
  7. Insufficient program planning;
  8. Improper metrics, metric systems, and KPIs;
  9. Lack of proactive program risk management;
  10. Poor program acquisition and contracting practices

 Course Content

Basics of LEAN Systems Engineering (SE)

  • Introduction
  • Motivation and Background
  • Lean Problems
  • Waste (e.g., non-value added)
  • Focusing on “value added” and removing waste
  • Measuring value and waste
  • Lean as a quality approach
  • What is Lean?
  • Concepts behind Lean System Thinking
  • Lean System Thinking can reduce program cost, risk and duration
  • Concepts behind Lean Thinking and Lean SE

Lean Systems Thinking and Lean Engineering

  • Lean manufacturing
  • Effective Product Development and Systems Engineering
  • Systems Engineering as a process for creating complex systems
  • Waste and Inefficiencies in SE
  • Applying Lean Thinking to SE
  • Foundation of Lean SE
  • Superior SE Process
  • Lean Principles
  • Lean Enablers for SE
  • From TQM to Six Sigma and Lean
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Lean in Product Development (LPD)
  • Lean Project Planning, Monitoring and Control
  • Integrated Project Management
  • Risk Management
  • Supplier Agreement Management
  • Lean Systems Engineering Working Group of INCOSE
  • Focus and Approach

Overview of SE processes

  • Typical SE Activities
  • SE Activities
  • SE Technical Management
  • System Design
  • Product Realization
  • Technical Analysis and Evaluation
  • Analyses Including
  • SE Product Control
  • SE Process Control
  • System Post-Implementation Support

Lean Systems Engineering (SE)

  • SE and Lean Thinking
  • Steps of Lean Thinking
  • Common goal of delivering product or system lifecycle value to the customer
  • Deliver quality products
  • Minimum use of resources
  • Waste minimization and flexibility
  • Steps in production of high quality affordable products
  • Short development and production lead times
  • Lean Systems Engineering (SE) Activities

Lean SE Value Phases

  • Value Identification
  • Value Proposition
  • Value Delivery

Simplified Lean Systems Engineering Process

  • Traditional SE Process Steps mapped to Lean Thinking
  • Allocation of functions and “budgets” to subsystems
  • Interface management and control
  • IPPD
  • Trade studies
  • Decision gates or milestones
  • Cost management
  • Risk management
  • Lifecycle perspective

Fundamentals For Developing a Lean Process

  • Specify value
  • VSM (Value Stream Map)
  • Make value flow continuously
  • Let customers pull value
  • Pursue perfection
  • Examples of Value Metrics
  • Performance
  • Cost
  • Schedule
  • Continuous Improvement


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