Product development can be a difficult undertaking. The following blog post illustrates how the Advanced Systems Engineering Pillar „System Mastery“ can be used to simplify the development process. You will get a clear understanding of the four capabilities „Manage your Requirements“, „Think in Systems“, „Integrate, Verify, and Validate“, and „Keep Costs on Minimum“ all why planning a Mount Everest expedition.
Goal definition of the research project
Further development of the existing Systems Engineering approach
Within the framework of AMeLie, the existing Systems Engineering approach is being expanded. This is done through system-oriented development, interdisciplinary knowledge work and the design of development processes work and is applied in this form as Advanced Systems Engineering.
Ensure manageability of Systems Engineering for SME
SME may not have the personnel capacity to fully implement previous Systems Engineering as large corporations do. It is therefore necessary to develop methods to make the implementation effort of advanced systems engineering manageable for SME and thus gain advantages from the approach.
Initialization of Advanced Systems Engineering in medical technology
The new Advanced Systems Engineering approach is being tested in the demanding field of medical technology. The goals here are innovative and certifiable products for work on humans. Development efforts are reduced, risks are minimized and system complexity is manageable. The participating SME benefit from the exchange from international business relationships.
Design of framework conditions for organizational development
Organizational framework conditions must be created in the companies to establish Advanced Systems Engineering. For this purpose, agile working methods are implemented in interdisciplinary teams. In addition, a process group orientation promotes the strengthening of the transversal design of corporate structures
Provision of a supporting IT tool
For the implementation of Advanced Systems Engineering in SME, a software solution is generated. This provides standardized models and formats of Advanced Systems Engineering and is affordable for the user group as well as easy to operate.
Integration of regulations & certification into development
Product certification involves a great deal of effort and presents SME in particular with major challenges. To avoid long delays and unplanned development costs, a methodology is being developed whereby regulatory requirements are already taken into account in the product development process and certifiability is ensured.
Systems Engineering is only for large companies? In the following blog post, this preconception will be challenged. It shows the story of a small business owner and the ways in which she too can use Systems Engineering. The importance of tailoring the methods to the use case is emphasized. You will get an insight into the cooperation with our partners and which methods have already been successfully applied to an SME.
Increasing complexity of socio-technical systems makes cross-system product development in companies difficult. To master this complexity, company-related focal points are becoming increasingly important.
The aim of the joint project AMeLie is to make the product development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) more efficient. This is done through a structured approach, which increases efficiency and thus competitiveness.
For this purpose, conventional systems engineering (SE) approaches from theory are transferred into manageable methods. These methods can be individually combined for solutions. In this way, development processes will be shortened in the long term and SE becomes applicable for SMEs.
This Blogpost aims to provide an insight of the capability pillar “Process Efficiency”. It will cover the four capabilities defining an efficient process landscape, what they consist of and what you need to mind mastering all of them. Further, it will show the importance of efficient processes in the context of SMEs.
Successfully managing stakeholders is not an easy, but an important task. To do so, there are three basic steps: 1. identify stakeholders, 2. organize stakeholders and 3. manage stakeholders. We differentiate two types of stakeholders: internal and external stakeholders. The focus of this blog post is on external stakeholders, e.g. customers, suppliers, creditors, governments or communities. With these instructions, ideas and a few examples at hand, you will be able to do your own stakeholder analysis after reading this article.
Increasing complexity of socio-technical systems complicates cross-system product development in companies. In order to manage this complexity, company-related points of focus are becoming increasingly important.
The aim of the joint project AMeLie is to efficiently design the product development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This is done by a structured approach, which increases efficiency and thus competitiveness.
For this purpose, conventional Systems Engineering (SE) approaches are transferred from theory into manageable methods. These methods can be individually combined to solve problems. In this way, development processes are to be shortened in the long term and SE is to become applicable for SMEs.
Incurring costs should be reduced and the recertification process in the medical industry should also be manageable for SMEs.
AMeLie is one of ten projects in a call for proposals by the „Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung“ on the topic of mastering the complexity of socio-technical systems. The project, which was launched in 2020, is intended to make a contribution to Advanced Systems Engineering (ASE) for the value creation of tomorrow. AMeLie is thus a pioneer of ASE conceptualization.
The meaning of the acronym AMeLie is: „Neue Advanced Systems Engineering-Methoden für Entwicklungsprozesse anhand von Produktbeispielen aus Medizintechnik und Lifesciences“, which translates to „New Advanced Systems Engineering methods for development processes based on product examples from medical technology and life sciences“.
Participating Partners at AMeLie
3DSE Management Consultants GmbH